Children’s HopeChest defines “vulnerable child” as any child living in exceptionally difficult circumstances.
These circumstances can include:
Being marginalized by their clan, family, or community
Being orphaned, abused, or neglected - lacking in holistic support (physical, social, emotional, cognitive, economic, spiritual development)
Lacking a “voice” or have that voice oppressed by society, community and/or government
Internal or external forces are blocking or inhibiting the “full” potential of a child being realized
Insufficient access to food and nutrition security
Poor, limited, or no access to formal and non-formal educational opportunities
HopeChest’s Community-to-Community model is a unique way to address the complex needs of vulnerable children, and provides a path towards transformation that doesn’t only release their potential but their communities as well.