Starlight Family supports children from the local community in several ways.
Firstly Starlight Family charity runs a small children’s home that was built in 2019 thanks to the generosity of David P. Amrein and other supporters. The home accommodates fourteen of the most needy children. These children either have no one to look after them because they are orphans or have only one parent who may be struggling to care for them. Many single parents struggle due to various problems for example losing a partner due to A.I.D.S and/or being HIV positive themselves. When we have the funds we also support vulnerable and needy children in the local community with basic necessities.
Secondly Starlight Family runs a charity school providing over 100 children from the local area basic primary level education and life skills. Starlight Family volunteers have a community outreach to make sure that the children from the most difficult and disadvantaged backgrounds have access to the school. Without the school these children would be unable to access any sort of education and Starlight Family believes that education is key in helping them create a brighter future. Parents are encouraged to donate to the school or volunteer in the garden to grow vegetables to provide the school children with a meal during the school day. However the school is currently very reliant on donations and the number of children that can be accommodated currently fluctuates depending on support. With enough infrastructure and funding up to 260 children could benefit from the school.
Starlight Family also run an important project specifically aimed at helping adolescent girls who have specific areas of need and a youth education project which supports male and female adolescents towards a better future. Please read more about these project on the Teen Girls Project page and the Youth Education Project fundraising page.