RCAR (Community-based Care)
Our Reaching Children At Risk (RCAR) program identifies those in the community at highest risk for not attending school due to their life circumstances, and ensures that their basic needs are met. Initially, some of these children work as hired help, nursing sick relatives, and some cannot afford to buy their books or clothes to enroll in school. Our RCAR teams interview families before enrollment. Most of these already needy families could not afford another child into their home without the extra support Lalmba provides. After enrollment, children are monitored to ensure they are being cared for and attending school. We provide free health care, some food supplies, and educational support so that these very vulnerable children can reach their potential. In Ethiopia, Lalmba cares for 33 at-risk children in remote Chiri. We have 1100 orphans in the RCAR program in Matoso, Kenya, an area devastated by the AIDS epidemic.