Our community-based model focuses on supporting and empowering our Special Stars (orphans and vulnerable children) not just when they are little but when they leave school -we then call them our Rising Stars. We also support and empower the Guiding Stars (guardians and key mentors in the community).
In fact we want all our Stars to grow to be guiding stars to other Special stars. Through this we break the negative cycle of brokenness replacing it with this ongoing positive cycle of growth in individual lives, and also in communities, starting with Bhambayi.
Each child also has an empowerment sponsor. R350 a month covers weekly programmes to build skills to enable them to thrive in the world. This second sponsorship is more suited to those who are able to support financially, but do not feel able to give ongoing mentoring.
Each child is carefully identified for this programme and none are turned away- if we have no financial support at the time we trust God to provide.