Methodist Church of Southern Africa: Cape of Good Hope Child Care Ministries
We see Jesus with children on his knee as our model for embracing all children.
We see Societies embracing children in need of holistic care and protection as a sign of our faith–in–action, of our commitment to championing healing in brokenness
We see child care training taking place in every society for all leaders, especially the clergy
We see our Societies and facilities being accessible centres of empowerment, where all our resources – human and physical – are being used in partnerships with other key players, irrespective of faith.
The Annual Work of the Child Care Desk is:
i. Allocations: To allocatie The Christmas Day Fund as equitably as possible
ii. Visits: To visit all programs to encourage their work, and learn
iii. Indaba: To hold centralised and regional annual indabas to provide resources and empower the projects, as per the needs expressed in the visits.
iv. Registration: To support the appropriate registrations of all Child Care Projects in the District , both new and old
The Specific Goals for 2015
To establish Circuit Youth Councils throughout CoGH
Get all child and youth workers registered on child protection register
Train safeguarding procedures for Disaster Response
Train in evangelism strategies
Our area of jurisdiction
i. All the creches that receive funding
ii. All the creches that meet our funding criteria but do not apply for funding
iii. All the projects (including residential programmes and aftercares) that want to be considered Methodist ( as per the attached document below).
iv. Disaster Response Hubs in an advisory capacity