TFB was established in 2007 to support and bring hope to orphans and destitute children around the world through education, welfare and healthcare provision. Back when we started little did we realize the enormity of the aid orphans issue Experts say because the scale of the problem is huge and more prevalent in faraway places, it seems to give cause for inaction. Though huge, orphans are very high on God’s agenda of mercy.

The enormity of the problem coupled with the need to see the eradication of child poverty has been our main driving force and by His grace we currently look after 10 children in Zambia, 22 in Vietnam and 1 in Israel and expect to take on more children as more funding comes, but this will only be made possible through your generous giving.

Here are a few of the things implemented both in Vietnam and Zambia;

• TFB Newsletter launched January 2009
• Vietnam Mission - March 2009
• Water wells dugs in 2 Villages in Vietnam
• Agape Children Centre adopted in Vietnam where 22 children are fed daily and taught to read and write and skills like sewing, knitting etc
• Ongoing support of 10 Aid orphans in Zambia and their dependants/carers

We could not have achieved any of this without our supporters, so we say ‘thank you’ to everyone who has been involved with TFB in different ways.

Surviving tough times

With the global economic downturn, it has been tough for many people which unfortunately meant charity was not high on many people’s agenda. Charitable giving plummeted and as a charity we struggled to sign on new supporters which meant that our level of income nosedived, we experienced major challenges with sustaining current commitments and nearly became one of the many charities who did not survive the year. Thankfully a handful of our regular givers stepped in and rallied extra supports to enable us continue the upkeep of the children in our care, but this was done with great difficulty. Unfortunately, our goal of sponsoring 10 more waiting Aids orphans in Zambia was disappointingly not achieved.

Fundraising Efforts

As part of fundraising initiatives, TFB have hosted a Ladies Fashion lunch where the work of the charity and some startling statistics on Aids orphans was presented to 50 well heeled ladies and a few brave gentlemen like the Chairman David Adeola, who came to lend their support. The event held at a Bayswater Hotel featured a catwalk show, with professional looking volunteers, modeling creations from
Junno Fashions, together with enlightening Health, Beauty and Etiquette presentations.
Great food was supplied by Marcia’s Kitchen.

Our sincere thanks goes to everyone who spent time in putting the event together and the very special attendees without whom the event would not have been a success. Together we raised £1000! Thank You.
We are also holding various Fundraising Sales to feed the children during the Holidays as there are no school meals during the Holidays, hence it is difficult for them to feed. Please join us in donating for this. Bank details are on the donate page www.thefathersblessing/donate

 

We wish to make this an annual event and volunteers are now being sought to organize
an event yearly on World Aids orphan’s day every May 7. Please email: info@thefathersblessing.org

Children are particularly vulnerable in emergencies because they are physically weaker than adults and risk being separated from their families. Emergencies take away their childhood, a crucial time for developing and learning

Emergencies have natural and/or human causes. There are wars and disasters in Pakistan, refugee crisis in Rwanda, famine in Somali, and even the disaster of hurricane Katrina to mention a few. Some of these happen suddenly, but others - such as famine and war can build up over time. Many of these last for many years and this affects ultimately children who are the most vulnerable.

We hope to respond to children's immediate needs in an emergency while looking at long-term recovery and development.

We welcome the opportunity to build successful relationships with new and existing partners and together we can help vulnerable children worldwide.

Millions of children die every year from diseases that can be prevented or easily treated. Many others struggle through childhood plagued by constant sickness. Poverty is the root cause of many illnesses, and it also stops children getting treatment.

The Father's Blessing tackles the main cause of ill-health – poverty – by campaigning for fairer international policies and resources, both nationally and internationally, for health services. We work with health providers, governments, other non-governmental organisations, communities and children to improve access to affordable, good quality health services.

The Father's Blessing also supports health services to ensure improved quality of healthcare by: advising health managers, training health workers, providing equipment and transport, and building health facilities. We also help local organisations to set up health services in emergencies.

Education is a life-long process that begins at birth and takes place in the family and community as much as in school. It's about helping children to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes that will be useful throughout their lives. Education also unlocks children's potential and contributes to the development of societies generally. But millions of children around the world are missing out on even the most basic education.

The Father's Blessing works to ensure that all children get access to good quality education by tackling poverty, helping communities run schools, training teachers, developing education policies and curricula, supporting flexible learning schemes, developing educational opportunities for very young children, and providing education for children caught up in emergencies.

The majority of poor people in the world are children. Their lack of income and access to other resources means that they can't ensure the basics of life like food, good health, education and housing. The extent and severity of global poverty are directly linked to economic policies and activities that ignore children's right to a happy, healthy and secure childhood.

The Father's Blessing is pushing for more investment in key services that benefit children, and we're conducting research on the impact of economic policies on children. We're also lobbying for changes in these policies, based on the results of our research and on our experience of working directly with children.

The majority of poor people in the world are children. Their lack of income and access to other resources means that they can't ensure the basics of life like food, good health, education and housing. The extent and severity of global poverty are directly linked to economic policies and activities that ignore children's right to a happy, healthy and secure childhood.

The Father's Blessing is pushing for more investment in key services that benefit children, and we're conducting research on the impact of economic policies on children. We're also lobbying for changes in these policies, based on the results of our research and on our experience of working directly with children.