Since its inception, food security and nutrition were among the services that Children’s Heaven haven been providing for the orphans in its programs. However, while providing nutritious meal is a core component of child survival, due to orphans becoming increasingly more vulnerable to malnutrition and poverty; there is a need to go beyond giving access to food security in order to facilitate the health challenges and constraints of orphan and vulnerable children.
Children’s Heaven has implemented essential health caring package through better hygiene practices, Health & Sanitation training as well as giving access to showering, water purification, iodized Salt and de-worming in order to reduce the risk of contracting diseases by ultimately reaching a better health status as well as increase the wellbeing and confidence of orphans by combating low self esteem and bulling.
Psychosocial support for OVC affected by HIV/AIDS
Children who are living with HIV face psychological and emotional Challenges. Children’s Heaven focuses on helping children process trauma through structured activities of play therapy and counseling so as to help their emotions and learn healthy coping skills.