The outreach program is aimed at improving the home situation of impoverished children and to prevent such children to be admitted in orphanages or other facilities.
Parents, single parents and other caretakers who are willing to care for the children involved, but have challenges of poverty and illness, can get support from the Blessed Generation-Outreach program. It can be medical support, food, shelter or socio-psychological support as a local arrangement since education and degrees are important for a child’s future, Blessed Generation is focused on getting children from the outreach program to school. This can be made possible thanks to donors in Kenya and overseas.
The basic concept of the Outreach Program in Malindi is to create opportunities for orphaned, or other destitute children, to be raised in their own communities — so to prevent these children from admission in an orphanage. When a family is in danger of falling apart, for example by disease (HIV/AIDS and Malaria are big problems in the region of Malindi) Blessed Generation can provide support.
Parents or guardians (like grandparents) are helped to find jobs, or start their own business, so they can be independent again.
Blessed Generation carries out the following for the people in the outreach programme:
- Visits the families every two weeks, giving them a food package.
- Provides medical care.
- Pays primary-school fees for the children.
- Offers the orphans a secondary education.
- Offers the (single)parents and caretakers a course at the technical school on the Blessed Generation-compound.
- After finishing the technical course, the pupils can apply for a loan to start their own business.