Hanukkah Children’s Home
Hanukkah Children’s Home endeavours to let orphans grow up with their own families. Family is very important to West African people and plays an essential role in their daily lives. Family members take care of each other. The circumstances in which the child lives are always critically reviewed, before placing them in the orphanage.
Only the children who are truly alone and neglected are admitted to Hanukkah's they don’t have a chance for a better life. Currently, 27 children are affectionately taken care of affectionately in Hanukkah Children’s home.
Medical and Financial help for children within the community
Mariëtte and Moses are regularly confronted with desperate parents who cannot offer their children medical help. They then consider what is reasonable and realistic and frequently pay for medical treatment.
Likewise, parents who are not capable of paying for their children’s education are assisted financially.
In this way, Hanukkah has paid the tuition fees of two older girls. In return, the girls work in the Child Care in their spare time and go home in the weekends. Thus two parties benefit and the girls are offered a good chance for a place in society by having finished their education.
Besides permanent care, Mariëtte and Moses also take care of children who receive little attention at home. These kids are in Hanukkah during the day or part of the day and spend their nights at home. They get education, food and attention. In return, the family helps the orphanage, for example with the maintenance of the building or the care for the children.