Jesus And Me Children’s ministries [JMCM] is a local NGO carrying out activities in the fields of the welfare of children -For child’s holistic development. JMCM works to assist especially orphans and vulnerable children to achieve improved longer and more productive lives through interventions in six integrated sectors; Spiritual, Education, Economic and Practical skills development, Social-Physical aspects and HIV/AIDS.
JMCM HOLISTIC APPROACH ENTAILS:-
- An integrated approach that builds human capacity with love and character and create good and conducive working relationship with harmony between sectors;
- Strengthening effective partnership between public sector, the private sector, civil society, families, primary schools and communities;
- Behaviour centered orientation that focuses on mutual respect, trust and constraint in taking specific actions;
- The promotion of education of young people;
- The furtherance of social development and church work;
- The improvement of standard of living of groups of people;
- Promotion of self reliance of people;
- System thinking using strategic planning and analysis.
JMCM MAIN STRATEGIES INCLUDE:-
* Go national by expanding JMCM activities into every major districts in Uganda to scale up good practices.
* Increasing involvement of families, primary schools and communities.
* Sponsoring and fostering children.
* Using responsible speed in implementation and monitoring.
* Fostering organization effectiveness.
* Measuring for results.
JMCM AREA OF TECHNICAL INTERVENTION:-
Primary school education: JMCM will work to facilitate orphans and vulnerable children of Uganda by partnering with parents/guardians in meeting school fees , school requirements and the physical need of the child and increase parental involvement and facilitate the use of innovative tools and approaches to improve children’s learning in schools and at home.
HIV/AIDS: JMCM will strengthen services for voluntary counselling and testing; Preventing mother to child transmission of HIV; Managing sexually transmitted infections; Supporting children living with HIV/AIDS together with their parents/guardians and innovate approaches to empower and involve young people and address gender and culture.
Child health: JMCM will promote improved and efficient synergy with control of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and malaria.
Key intervention include Community growth promotions, Indicators for nutrition using locally available resources.
Control of malaria: Malaria control will include the effective home management.
A primary school but with vocational facilities, children’s home, children’s recreation centre and hospital.
Effective use of quality social services
Capacity to apply and sustain social services
Harmony and good and conducive environment for social services
Primary beneficiaries; Ugandan children
Partners: Local councils ,Other NGOs, faith based organizations, community based organizations, parents/guardians, primary schools, individuals, international NGOs, governments among others.
Geographical scope: Major districts covering :-Central, Eastern, Northern, Western and Southern Uganda.
Project duration: Children are registered into the project and must graduate from the project when they clock 22 years.
PROPOSAL FOR CHILDREN’S PRESIDENCY
JMCM is completely child oriented, therefore everything we are doing is intended to benefit the child/children in the community. We desire to encourage and motivate children into early childhood Christian leadership. This is why we have several interesting activities for children in different primary schools and also children community centres.
We are in the process of introducing children’s president, vice president and ministers (peer group). Children’s presidency will run for 1 year only and thereafter election. We intend to get children participants from every district in Uganda.
We intend to communicate to all the children through news papers, FM Radio stations and TV stations. The interested children shall apply and then campaigns shall be organised. There after elections shall be held in a ceremonious way.
The set qualifying standard shall be:- good behaviour, good speaker, smart both academically/physically and hard working. We believe that this will motivate, encourage, challenge and inspire the children into early childhood Christian leadership at a tender age.
All information given by the children shall be investigated and proved to be correct.
We shall have panel of judges.
We shall have gifts for all participants.
We shall keep all doors open for people gifted with ability to work with children or organizations to come in and sponsor or partner with JMCM.
Enabling street children orphans and vulnerable children to realize their potential and discover their worth.
WHEN YOU HAVE RUN TO THE STREET….
IS THAT THE END OF THE ROAD?
Children run to the harsh realities of street life for all kinds of reasons – family break down, violence, abuse, poverty, illness and the loss of relatives to HIV/Aids and other diseases.
Sulaiman, Ibra , Kagium and Alexander were all forced out of their homes because of family break down and loss of relatives and ended up on Kampala Streets.
JMCM was able to reach out to them and JMCM is now caring for them.
COUNSELLING AND PREPARATION
JMCM is designed to prepare a child for life in the Community.
Social workers enable children to come to terms with their past experiences through post – trauma counseling and they provide guidance and preparation for the future.
FRIENDSHIP AND LOVE
Once a child has been be-friended by staff, a process begins that revolves around the shelter , Is a safe place away from dangers off the street or harsh conditions located in the out scads of Kampala . Here children can.
REST…… Without fear of being chased away, picked up or beaten. They can sleep, talk, with staff, or play games.
EAT…… especially if they have been to training or lesson. Everyday any homeless child can enjoy a simple but wholesome meal.
RECOVER….. From wounds and sicknesses that are an everyday part especially of street life. Jesus and Me CM offers them Medical as well.
PLAY…… as the football club, music dance and drama, writers, readers and bible club is open to all.
FIND A HOME…… for those wanting to go to main stream school or acquire Vocational skills. JMCM runs a home for children. They can stay in the home and go to school.
Jesus and Me Children’s Ministries is based in Kampala Uganda, East Africa is a Professionally run Christian social work and development organization caring for orphans, vulnerable and street children and youths from 0-12 years and graduate when they are 22 years.
THE JESUS AND ME CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES APPROACH IS…….
Relational- The Jesus and Me Ministries team gets to know boys and girls living on the street and community through sports and other activities programmes. Staff finds out what each boy/girl’s hopes and dreams are, For street boys they find out why they ran to the street and what they want to do next. Trained social workers help the boys especially from the streets to come to terms with the trauma they have experienced so they can move on and achieve their goals.
Holistic- taking into account all aspects of a child’s development- education, physical, medical, social and cultural.
THE JESUS AND ME CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES grew out of the special children singing group set up in 1998. It became a Ugandan registered NGO in 2003.
THE JESUS AND ME CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES STAFF TEAM, which is mainly Ugandan, consists of a group of qualified professionals working together in close partnership, social workers with different areas of expertise, teachers, police officers, civil servants, Lawyers, residential care workers and an administrator that works with the Manager and Directors to fulfill the aims and objectives of the organization.
Each member is motivated and empowered by their Christian faith to work for the welfare, development and the protection of the children. Jesus and me Children’s Ministries aims to encourage and mobilize the local church to get involved and have an impact in the wider community.
THE JUNIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM (JMT) is a group of former boys and girls from both the street and community children who take on specific duties in the daily running of the project. Their experience on the streets and community respectively through the life of Jesus and Me Children’s Ministries adds valuable insight when planning future development.
THE PROJECT COORDINATOR seeks to raise awareness and funding for the project and to coordinate key supporters whether individuals, schools, churches or Agencies in Uganda, UK, USA, Belgium, Australia, Canada and elsewhere.
ADOCACY The Jesus and Me Children’s Ministries project seeks to complement rather than duplicate the efforts of other Agencies and shares expertise, learning and sometimes resources, with a wide range of local. National and international partner organizations.
Ugandan Registered NGO No. S. 5914/3951
There is an active Board of trustees and Councils of reference in Canada , USA , Australia and Uganda .
Details of these are available on request.
GOAL ! GOAL! GOAL!
The goal for each child is the same – reintegration into community and into a safe and loving environment in which to realize their potential and discover their worth. Jesus and me Children’s Ministries project believes that each child is a unique individual and that the family is the best environment for development. The core values form the basis for three different options for social reintegration available to Jesus and Me Ministries boys and girls:-
RESETTLEMENT…… Through which children are reunited and reconciled with their parents and other relatives .This is along and difficult process but worth the effort. It involves practical and emotional support offered to the family.
FOSTER CARE…. Especially for children under 12 years who can not be resettled with their own family. The informal foster care scheme ensures that each foster family is carefully selected and prepared and then offers support and individual and group training to enable each child to become part of the family.
INDEPENDENT LIVING…. Is the long term goal of Jesus and me Children’s Ministries Project Programme as boys and girls use their education and training to find employment and set up homes of their own? JMCM aims to break the cycle of abuse through essential life skills and HIV/AIDS prevention training.
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Jesus and Me Children’s Ministries has given us life. We were going nowhere, begging in the streets without a hope and a future with many other children. Jesus and Me Children’s Ministries found us and now we have a future.
Sulaiman, Kagimu,Alexander and Ibra – Former street boys.
As I work with the boys and girls, I realize that the love that, I have for them is holding and making them feel at home. I am thankful they are here. The Jesus and Me Children’s Ministries is restoring hope to hundreds of children and giving them a chance to enjoy life.
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