We have so many children who need families and are still in waiting lists. Within your region, please pray that these children will get families to call their own.
Pray for parents who are looking for children to foster and or adopt to connect with them on time.
Pray for Parents to stay together for this makes a good environment for children to stay with biological parents.
Pray for Kenya. That the Alternative Care for Children shall be a culture cherished by all cultures in the country and that for the best interest of the Child, the process shall favor.
“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved”
Our Approach ACCA will work towards building networks with churches, faith based organisations and any likeminded institutions and Organizations in ensuring the fulfilment of our vision. This will be a needs based approach in the sense that ACCA will assessing the needs of the different partners we are working with to address their situations but all this will be based upon laid down Kenya Government and Internationally signed conventions that we will be working towards. ACCA will work with all our partners independently and ensure all their needs are met to the best of our abilities and expertise.
ACCA is privileged to have within our Alliance a range of expertise from Adoption Agencies, professionals, Legal experts on matters Children Rights, Children Rights Advocates, Children Officers , Faith leaders as well as Organisational strategic experts. With all these, ACCA will offer both technical and Spiritual expertise to all our partners’ depending on their needs.
ACCA’s areas of focus and impact are as follow:-
We will rally churches to set aside the second Sunday of each November to specifically focus on issues affecting Orphans and Vulnerable Children.
Our Orphan Sunday contact person will take lead in equipping Churches on how to use this occasion as a tool to reach out to not only the church members but also to the community in each locality to raise awareness on Alternative Family care where the focus is understanding biblically the place for all Vulnerable and Orphaned Children in our Society.
This will explain the biblical call we have as a society in terms of taking good care of vulnerable and orphaned children in our society and a call for the congregation to embrace Kinship, Guardianship, Foster care and Adoption as we move away from Institutionalised care of children. This will enable us leave the Institutions to take the role of Rescue to take back to Family.
To hold a summit every November to share knowledge, collect research findings, scripture and prayers for Orphans and Vulnerable children in the region for dissemination.
This summit will be the highest level of our learning about the challenges and how to improve in everything we go through in the Alternative family Care of Children and Family preservation and empowerment. It will also be a point of Neworking.
Awareness Creation and Sensitization
To sensitize the Christian Community on their God given Role to care for the Orphans and Vulnerable Children in our communities.
To highlight the needs in Christian families to open their hearts and homes to these Children through: - Foster Care, Guardianship, Adoption, support to Adoptive and Foster Care families among other ways.
Training of Trainers
To train and equip Pastors and Church leaders to form the Orphan Care Ministries in their respective Churches.
Upon the formation of the Orphan Care Ministries the respective will then train their Church members on the same and make practical steps to create ways of help supporting the parents that are willing to practice the Alternative family Care as well as building capacity of the ones already doing it.
ACCA will assess the organisational needs of all its partner / members organisations to better understand their needs and identify areas of capacity building as a way of strengthening their capacity to serve and work better.
Assessment and Capacity building of the churches, faith based organisations, Adoption Agencies and Community based organisations will be based on the expressed need by the respective organisations. All the trainings will be tailor made as per the individual organisation’s needs.
Lobbying and Advocacy
To enable a good environment for the practice and for the best interest of the child, the Alliance will work with all the stake holders and more so the Parliamentary select committee to look into any arising issues in the Children’s Act and any other laws in place to make things flow to the best of the practice.