a. Community outreach activities
Through working in close partnership with the community and the department of children protection centre, we receive information about children abandonment and neglect. Through an extensive network with the local authorities, we manage to provide appropriate interventions to such children and put emphasis on the importance of children living within their family units. We also offer extensive support services to walk-in clients who are faced with diverse life predicaments such as tabooed children, unemployment, terminal illness and broken
marriages. Among the cases, we provided foods, baskets, blankets and situation management alternatives such as referrals, counselling and temporary shelter, education and maintenance support.
b. Planting seeds of love
By offering a loving and family environment, Ntimi home of hope strives to help these children understand that being orphaned or vulnerable children are not their identity. We also identify, develop each child’s unique and special talents, teach, transform and train the children through education, singing, drawing art and craft and mentorship. The environment provides physical and emotional support, spiritual nurturing and lots of tender loving care. In order to optimize the rehabilitative component in working with our children, we have counsellors who undertake sessions with the children through group sessions and on a personal level.
c. Health care
Ntimi home of hope endeavors that each and every child receives medical care in the event of sickness. Due to the vital medical attention needed for fragile immune systems, there are caregivers
who work in rotation caring for the children day and night. Imani also gives extensive care to its 5% HIV infected and 5% handicapped children.
Quality education is one of the most important steps towards reintegration to society and has a dramatic impact on our children’s future. Ntimi home of hope plays a vital role in meeting this fundamental right to children under its care.
Some of the children within the Ntimi home of hope have known parents and their being in Ntimi home of hope is sometimes due to vulnerabilities which result to the child being placed within our care as the parents find a means to support the children. These children are housed temporarily as they are being prepared for reintegration with their families. This is achieved with time where
activities involving extensive casework, group work, community assessment, field visits, follow-ups and collaborations with major external institutions are conducted.
Ntimi home of hope strives to place children into well-screened and suitable homes whilst also keeping within the ethos of the society and adhering to best practices and the best interests of the child.
g. Foster care
This is temporary care given to children who would have normally been living and struggling in the depths of poverty and isolation and through this program will be able to lead regular lives, interact with other children, be valued and invested in as integral assets for the future.