How do we help the children ?
Our target group are children from poor families, orphans and children who come from vulnerable circumstance such as drugs, child labor, child beggars, human trafficking and other forms of abuse. We select them after a in depth screening and home visit. They can approach us through different channels such Don Bosco Children Fund (DBCF) teachers or volunteers, visit the nearby DBCF branch or DBCF staff based on a case by case basis. Generally, the following process takes place:
1. DBCF volunteers or staff will collect the necessary background information by having an interview and also taking pictures and gathering other related documents.
2.Visit the child’s house whenever necessary by DBCF staff.
3. Approval by the DBCF branch in charge based on the particular location where the child made the first contact. After the children are able to receive a scholarship.
4. For potential funding the child’s profile can be presented to a particular donor.
How do we support the children financialy?
After approval of the DBCF local council we create a Wing Bank account for that particular child. Children will get financial support depending on their level of education every 3 months through Wing Bank.
The money that the family receive is used to support them as well as to provide the child with school supplies.
How do we follow up the children?
To follow up, the DBCF social workers work together with the local teachers and volunteers. They keep track of things such as if the children go to school, their studying habits, which grade they are in and if there are any issues that they are facing.
Once a month, DBCF volunteers will organize a gathering among those children in their community or school in order to follow up and understand their situations.