According to UNICEF, over the last few years there has been a move to “expand our scope, focusing less on the concept of orphanhood and more on a range of factors that render children vulnerable. These factors include the family’s ownership of property, the poverty level of the household, the child’s relationship to the head of the household, and the education level of the child’s parents, if they are living… these are the elements that can help identify both children and their families – whether this term includes living parents, grandparents or other relatives – who have the greatest need for our support.” (source)
Mocha Club has adopted this approach as well, as we aim to support the families and communities that care for orphans and are in need of support (versus just the individual children.)
Stay tuned each day this month and learn how we are supporting Orphan Care projects in Africa as a part of our holistic approach to community development. Tweet and follow along >> #mochaHOTmonth .