Church Event Host
Shepherd's Hand Charitable Ministries
An orphanage is never the best situation for a child. Adults who were raised in orphanages have been found to be... 10% more likely to become a sex worker. 40% more likely to have a criminal background 500% more likely to commit suicide. Adults raised in orphanages also are more likely to develop mental illnesses and to become addicts and abusers. Eventually, their children are much more likely to be placed in orphanages themselves. One thing is clear, orphanages don't work. This is why family-based foster care, where children are taken into a family and treated and loved and cared for, is a much better solution. We are launching a foster program and hoping to place all of our children into Christian foster homes. To do this, we need to be able to give impoverished families a stipend so that they can provide for their child.
We are looking for passionate people who can hold a one-time event at their church to help us find sponsors for our children. This would entail the following:
How This Helps The Community
- Speaking with your pastor (or other leader) and setting up a time/date to hold the event.
- Setting up a table with student info on it. Staying by the table before and after services, answering questions, and helping people get set up to sponsor.
- Showing a video and saying a few words in front of your church (if you don't want to talk that's ok too! :)
- Keeping in frequent contact with us throughout the process in order to ensure everything runs smoothly!
A foster program will positively effect children's mental health. When raised in a family, they are much more likely themselves to one day create a safe, healthy, loving family; therefore keeping more children out of orphanages and off the streets. We will also be able to invest in the foster families and help them overcome poverty. This will make it possible for us to place more street children with permanent families and advocate to other orphanages urging them to follow our model.
About Shepherd's Hand Charitable Ministries
Kawalaa Road, Kampala, Kampala 0000, UG
Aiming to make children from the streets into God fearing, healthily, educated, and social people.
We provide care to orphans and street children in Kampala. We are currently an orphanage, however, we are working on transitioning into a foster care program. (You can ready more about that here). We are a Christian organization and do our best to live out our belief that every child is loved by God.