Homeland Kids & Family
HOKIFA supports impoverished rural children by providing access to education through a mobile library program. This allows a team of 4 volunteers to bring textbooks to schools, three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) from 9 am to 2 pm. In addition, HOKIFA also have partnership with three public school and one private school to help children access primary education. The children attend school at least three times a week (most of them go to school from Monday to Friday). HOKIFA supports the children by paying school fees and providing school materials. HOKIFA works with trained volunteers to provide extra tuition for the children they support to accelerate learning. They also have family counselling sessions once every two months where children who live in abusive homes receive support together with their parents to help address the root causes of the abuse, HOKIFA also help abandon children getting their birth certificate . The organization also supports the parents of the children through micro-business programs to help them support their children in school. The parents are assisted to set us their small businesses and receive entrepreneurial skills. A major aspect of HOKIFA’s work is partnering with local and lnternational pharmaceutical companies to provide health care for the children and their families.
In general, HOKIFA directs its actions towards traditionally marginalized populations; in particular: orphans, people with disabilities, large families and the poor. The organization fights against poverty and social inequalities through promotion of children's rights. This is carried out by the school support activities.
HOKIFA’s major innovation is their mobile library program, where a team of 4 volunteers bring textbooks to schools, three times a week from 9 am to 2 pm, giving students who cannot afford to buy textbooks the opportunity to learn alongside their peers. They also take the health of the children seriously as well as provide employment at the school for some of the parents of the children they support. HOKIFA directs its actions towards traditionally marginalized populations; in particular: orphans, people with disabilities, large families and the poorest. The organization help to fights against poverty and social inequalities through promotion of children's rights. This is carried out by the school furniture through a Mobile Library, created by HOKIFA.
The program has both a French and English offer, to promote capacity of children to use both important languages . Age of children served 4 to14 and the gender are boys and girls. HOKIFA use a number of 6 staff as part time and 20 volunteers