About 43 percent of all deaths among children under the age of 5 occur in Africa. This high percentage is primarily due to limited provision of food, health, and support.
Children are taken to the hospital for further assessment/treatment. Once the doctors attend to their urgent needs and discharge them, they go to the Love One Center for extended rehabilitation.
Here, the children not only receive a balanced diet based on individualized nutrition plans, but we also teach them about Jesus. In the meantime, while the child heals, we educate the families about the nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, etc. that their specific child needs.
Once the child heals, his immunity is strengthened, AND his family has completed training, our staff assesses and comes up with a resettlement plan.
Some children come from healthy homes, but their parents lack the funds and resources to care for them. For these cases, the Love One Staff will look at the parents’ skill sets and help them find jobs so they can provide for their family.
Children who were abandoned or cannot go back to their home have a different resettlement process and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Our goal is to find foster families in the community that love the Lord and have a heart to care for these vulnerable children.
Our Love One staff follows up with each resettlement 1x a month. They visit each child’s home and community to monitor the child’s health, observe family dynamics, and see how both the children and families are adjusting.
There are hundreds of remote villages in the Gulu District with limited access to medical care. People in these communities often die from easily-preventable diseases like malaria or minor infections that escalate into greater health issues. We are partnered with local hospitals to reach communities throughout the region. Each community has a liaison that communicates any medical needs in the community to the Love One staff.