Nhaka Foundation recognizes that emotional security, social competence and ability to learn are largely dependent on early childhood experience. Children who grow up in a stimulating, nurturing and safe environment derive long term benefits, often demonstrated through improved self-esteem, social interaction and school performance at both primary and secondary school.
Conversely, children from insecure and socially disrupted backgrounds, who experience emotional deprivation and lack of stimulation, may develop significant delays across a range of developmental indicators. Research has reported that persistent poverty and under-nutrition can also have similar effects on IQ, school achievement, and socio-emotional functioning.
Nhaka Foundations’ psychosocial support program is designed to ensure that children have love, care and protection. Psychosocial support is an integral part of Nhaka Foundation’s program activities in light of the Christian foundational principles of the organization.
Nhaka Foundation has been implementing Biblically based life skills training in partnership with Rock Forward, a US based non-profit organization. Contact us to learn more about this program and how you can also partner with us.
At Nhaka Foundation we believe every child deserves an education, yet for many it’s more of a privilege than a right. The barriers are great and the resources are few.