In a small village in Lesotho called Ha Mosekeseke a group of 15 girls, ages 10-14, are receiving financial literacy and social support through the Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) DREAMS program. The financial education that empowers girls and improves social assets is just part of a comprehensive package to protect and prevent young women from engaging in risky behavior.
Our most successful critical support systems go virtually unnoticed until we need them. When they fail to function properly, difficult problems become impossible. 4Children’s focus on capacity strengthening and systems strengthening helps communities construct stable support environments.
CRS and our Catholic partners lead the way with preschool education that benefits children and gives working parents peace of mind.
CRS helps vulnerable women and girls cope in a high-risk environment.
Helping women live independently greatly increases their defenses.
CRS helps communities bring their mountains back to life after decades of overgrazing and erosion.
Positive parenting programs are helping caregivers communicate better with their children. Maisaka and her granddaughter, Mpolokeng, are sharing their story.
In a context of chronic poverty or illness, where resources are always in short supply, learning new skills for communicating with children may not seem like the top priority. But caregivers have found social support, communication and positive parenting can safeguard children for a brighter future.