Children’s Resource Center
The Children’s Resource Center was created to provide orphaned and vulnerable children with the resources they need to enter society as caring, productive adults. The Center is available to children that have been neglected, are living in the streets or are leading their own households. It gives them an opportunity to be raised in a family setting with caring adults who will mentor and encourage them.
In this environment we can meet their physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs. Each child is raised in a family setting, with house parents and caregivers. We keep siblings together. Each child has access to the following resources:
- Vocational training
- Spiritual development
- Grief and psychosocial counseling
- Opportunities to find and develop individual talents
- Involvement in community service
- Family reunification
As of mid 2015, there are 28 children living onsite. In addition to that there are 3 caregiver families that live at the center. There are 2 additional families that have houses on the property and a third house is under construction.
At the CRC, the children attend the school on the property, participate in early morning church education, and attend Sunday services. They help in the center with chores, gardening, cleaning and laundering and cooking. They are also encouraged to make crafts that can be sold to earn them idividual money.
The school is on the same property and all of the center’s children are enrolled in school. For those that have progressed to secondary school, Mothers Without Borders has provided bikes for them to make the hour long trip daily before and after school.
A well has been dug on the property and water is pumped to the water tower to provide water pressure for the bathrooms and kitchens on the property. All of the children and families have access to kitchens and bathrooms with water pumped into the buidlings.
Volunteers, caregivers and the children themselves are always improving the property grounds, including activities like building rooms, clearing land, painting walls, digging drain-away ditches, sanding the water tower, spreading gravel and planting flowers. The property has evolved into a beautiful area in which the children are raised.