Through our first initiative, Care Continuity Challenge, we supported children, who had made the streets home, to be reconciled with their family and to have a better, more productive life. The three names represent three stages in the Initiative. Care is about reaching out and showing love by providing basic necessities; Continuity is about securing stability for each child, through reconciliation; Challenge is about addressing the long term needs of the child, who cannot be reconciled.
Fair Life Africa is now operating a second initiative, Disadvantage to Advantage (D2A!), drawing lessons from the CCC Initiative before it. Street children are no longer the focus group, but are still beneficiaries of the new programme. The focus is taken away from rehabilitation to enhancement, as we are targeting children (boys and girls between 9-17 years) with potential, though disadvantaged, to empower towards success! Ultimately, while CCC Initiative offered terminal interventions, D2A! adopts the children, supporting them, until they become mature and independent, to stand unsupported.