Our Child Care is one of the Charity Organisation in South Africa
Education is the key to end so many struggles facing the South African orphans in our program! In fact, education can be the difference between life and death! There are numerous studies that indicate increasing the length of time a child remains in school leads to a reduction in HIV occurrences. Females are especially vulnerable because a family is more likely to educate the boys. When girls attend school, the likelihood that they get married or pregnant at young ages declines. However, in sub-Saharan Africa, 80% of young women have not completed secondary education and a third cannot read. (UNICEF (2012) ‘Progress for children: A report card on adolescents’)
A lack of education ultimately leads to decreased ability to earn a living wage, early marriage, larger families and life choices that can increase the chance of domestic abuse, contraction of HIV and early death.
When you donate to Lumu Community Based Organization, you are supporting a child’s chance at a better life. Lumu community Based Organization is a non profit organization focused on helping improve the educational opportunities for the impoverished children of Uganda. Your donation provides school fees for orphaned children and allows us to make improvements to their learning environments
Lumu community Based Organization focuses on children who have lost one or both of their parents. For the 2.7 million children who have been orphaned in Uganda, the ability to attend school is often difficult due to the compulsory school fees which must be paid. School fees are about $35 PER YEAR. However, in a country where the average wage earned is approximately $40 per month, the school fees are simply not affordable for most orphans. In fact, the extended families that orphan children rely on for care see school fees as a major factor in deciding whether to take in an additional child. By providing the annual school fees of $35, the orphans and their families will have hope for a better life.
Families in South Africa are not the only ones facing the problem of obtaining basic needs. The schools are also faced with the difficulty of providing a good learning environment for the students. In addition to assisting the orphaned students with their school fees, Lumu Community Based Organisation is also working to improve the environment in which they learn and the materials the educators have available. Lumu community Based Organization wants the schools we are working with to be a haven for the students.
This project aims at addressing any academic difficulties that may face scholars. We want children to reach their full potential. We strive to curb any problems such as shortage school uniform, stationery to mental problems such as slow learning. We want to refer children with any learning problems to educational psychologists and occupational therapists but due to lack of funds we are unable to refer currently. We want to prevent children from dropping out of school or being involved in criminal activities so that they secure good paying jobs one day.
We are currently advocating sanitary pads for girls who are underprivileged. We want them to enjoy life like any other child. We sponsor girls with sanitary pads and tampons so that they do not miss important lessons at school. We kindly accept any assistance on this project as it is vital for these children.
Is one of our project that aims to enhance skills and high self-esteem of Johannesburg children. Here we would like our children to focus on their talents mainly sport and art. We seek donors as well as mentors for our children. At some stage we would like to introduce computers to our children so that they can learn how to use them.
Seeing that the community is overwhelmed with poverty and unemployment.We would like to educate children from the ages of 3-6 years in our elementary childcare centre. We would like assistance in building a child care centre within the community.
Our organisation is currently feeding 140 children from disadvantaged families. The community is very big however we can only help so much. We are turning back people who are looking for food but due to limited resources we cannot help them. We would like assistance in raising funds so that we can start a community vegetable garden so that the community can benefit as a whole.
Help A Child With Cancer
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We love to make kids smile and laugh. Their bright eyes give us life and you’re here because you believe in the power of childhood play. Giving your time to sick children is one of the most generous gifts you can give. The For Lumu Community Based Organisation provides quality of life experiences to children with cancer through our renown play therapy programs, with the help of volunteers like you. Through play-oriented programs like Queen for LCBON and Hero for LCBON, we bring smiles, laughter, and distraction to hospitalized children.
Joining the network of For LCBON chapters provides a support circle of experience, positive reinforcement, education, and momentum. We invite you to explore what it means to become a For Lumu Community Based Organisation Local Chapter Director.
Cancer affects one in every 300 hundred boys and one in every 333 girls before the age of twenty, leading to a large population of children with cancer. The incidence for childhood cancer is highest in the first year of life, when a child’s physical and emotional being is at its most delicate stage. Just as cancer spans color spectrum, socio-economic status, geographic location, race, gender, and all other classifiers, so do our services.
Diagnosis and treatment can overwhelm a family, forcing them to forget that patient is still a person. A mother who was crying at a LCBON party because she had forgotten about the little girl behind the disease best exemplifies this point. She said since the diagnosis, she had only been able to see her daughter as a child with cancer. The LCBON party showed her that her daughter was still a little girl—her little girl. Numerous patients have undergone a personality transformation during LCBON events. From being tired and shy, to dancing and sharing their new make-over with anyone in sight, children revel in the joy of their youth.
The nature of our programs is simple – but our vision extends well beyond a simple hospital visit.
We serve communities through a national network of local chapters. Each local chapter is led by a Local Chapter Director, who is appointed by LCBON through an application process. To learn more about this opportunity, keep reading.