Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, our organisation is a child-focused community based and encourages integrated interventions as the needs of orphans and vulnerable children do not exist in isolation.
What is your philosophy of care in regards to children?
Our philosophy is to bring glory to God by providing better living conditions and good education in a Christian environment to orphans, widows, and the needy. To uphold the sanctity of human life by meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of orphaned children.
I want to help the poor…how much should I give?
St. Anne's Orphanage accepts any amount of money you would like to donate, though for card and cheque donations, we recommend a minimum of $1 . Give as much or as little as you wish, but the best way to give is by donating regularly
Do you seek to keep families together? (Try to involve relatives)
Yes, We try to extend the parent-child relationship in this we decrease the vulnerability experienced by the child.
If I help sponsor a child, or help another project can I visit it?
Yes of course. Please contact us prior to traveling so that we may help in any way
How much of my donation will reach the poor?
94% or more (up to 100% on selected projects) of your donation will be spent directly on the project!
How long will it take to get my donation to the needy? Instantly in most cases! Aid is allocated & work started in advance of your payment. Only projects such as building, take time. In such cases you will be sent photographs, location of project etc. on completion.
How do you get my funds to the needy in times of emergencies and other disaster? Mostly by Money Gram Or Western Union Money Transfer as it is the quickest way to receive moneys.
How is AIDS awareness/prevention /understanding etc part of your project?
Lack of awareness about AIDS has resulted in fear, shame and denial. The resulting wall of silence had hindered prevention and care efforts.
The ministry now works with other stakeholders to reduce the stigma so that people can support vulnerable children and they take advantage of the available resources.
Some believe AIDS is punishment, how would you respond to that?
1. Supporting the spiritual element of life through counseling can help people share the burdens, express their grief, tell stories and face the future with hope. Counselors whether trained or not, from a religious faith or not, have understood that they are being invited into the living space of other people. The conversations that happen there are often painful and difficult, and we know that our role is to support not to judge.
2. And one on to one counseling about HIV/AIDS is also the key to any communication effort.
How would your Christian beliefs influence what you do? How are they visible at your project?
Community has understood that it is through God and prayer that they are seeing the fruits in their community. Although the gospel has been presented through the pulpit and possibly crusades, we feel our approach through charitable activities has greatly contributed to getting Christ known in our community.
Group Photo Shot of the inmates of St. Annes's Orphanage home on a sunny afternoon with some of the Administrative Workers of the Organisation