Children need loving caregivers, health care, nutrition, clean water and sanitation, education, opportunity and safety. HOU works to help communities fill those gaps for children, and your monthly contributions make that work possible. When we combine your donations with support from other sponsors of children in the same community, all the children there benefit, because their whole environment is being transformed.
The "Talents" project has been initiated mainly to offer protection to over 100 children burdened with the social stigma of coming from families affected with HIV/AIDS and unwed mothers. The project provides a home-like environment with complete emotional and psychological support to kindle the latent talents within each child. In addition to basic education skills, emotional and psychological support through counselling is provided. This will facilitate them to develop into strong motivated individuals. Furthermore, the children are living in a family setting that makes them understand and develop family values and enables them to develop trust among one another.
Education is transformational for girls. It is the key to unlocking their potential. Educated girls are more likely to marry later and have fewer, healthier children. As a result, they have a better chance of staying healthy and remaining alive. When an educated girl grows up, she is more likely to learn new skills, get better jobs and invest her income in sending her children to school. An educated girl will be a force for change in her society, raising the status of girls and women.