Meeting Needs As A Child Advocate 

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Meeting Needs As A Child Advocate

Tip from us:  Start with the physical!

In the Ugandan community of Njeru, the conditions are grim.  The area, home to about 3,000 people, is considered to be a slum where everyone is lacking basic essentials for life, experiencing extreme poverty.

More than half of the community are children under the age of 16.

Many come from broken families and single parent homes, some even being raised by an elderly widow in the community.

Needless to say the needs for these children are stacked…Needs ranging from physical to emotional, and even spiritual.

Our Child Advocacy Program is unique in that allows people to work on meeting each of the needs in these areas…BUT what do we suggest?

Start with the physical! 

A great example of this is with the case of Babirye, the little sister of a student who attends our Primary School.

While technically it’s Babirye’s older sister who has a child advocate, this advocate has taken on the responsibility to advocate for the entire family.

By keeping in regular contact with the family’s case manager, it was discovered one day that Babirye was suffering from a severe skin disease covering her entire body.

By the end of day, Babirye was able to get treatment due to this advocate’s swift action.
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Babirye’s initial visit to the hospital to get treatment.

It took a couple weeks of treatment before Babirye had a smile on her face again, but this small act made the world of difference to Babirye.

This is where advocacy starts.

Making sure a child’s physical needs are met first, then moving into providing emotional support, encouragement and guidance.

With so many children in the community with needs just like Babirye’s, our Child Advocacy Program is the perfect opportunity to truly make an impact and start transforming a life.

To learn more or sign up, please visit:

http://wandointernational.org/advocate/advocacy-program/

 

 

 

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