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/

 

 

 

By |2017-10-04T22:18:17+00:00October 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meeting Needs As A Child Advocate 

About the Author:

In 2007, Elizabeth experienced a jarring shift going from serving self to serving others. She found her calling and started seeking opportunities to connect with different Non-Profit organizations that help their communities both locally and abroad. She got involved with local outreach as a mentor helping youth build self-confidence and find a more fulfilling life through service. She then traveled to Haiti on a mission to cultivate relationships with people experiencing extreme poverty and align herself with the organizations doing something to help. Her most valuable lesson learned was that relationships can and should always be Win/Win. Finding common ground and mutually beneficial opportunities is where she finds the real magic. In 2014 Elizabeth learned the story of Michelle Huo, founder of 501c3 organizations Urban Connection and Wando International. She saw that Michelle’s work was different in the way that it actually empowered others to shift the course of their lives. This resonated so deeply with Elizabeth that she joined Michelle in 2015 to help her achieve her vision. Elizabeth is now working to help students in third world countries like Uganda learn the skills that businesses and Non-Profit organizations around the world want and need. In demand skills like driving traffic, raising awareness, and converting leads. By strategically partnering these students with SMB and Non-Profit organizations, they become empowered to lift themselves out of poverty while organizations benefit from increased revenue generation. If you're interested in growing your SMB or Non-Profit organization while making a difference in the lives of others, call Elizabeth Lozano directly at (888) 926-3688 Ext. #703

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