HANNAH Projects

Delivering practical social work on a day to day basis

Providing social work & child development training

Modelling the Christian Social Work approach

Providing programmes to enhance the living situation of children

Training

Equipping others is an important part of the work. In partnership with OHFI, HANNAH is able to provide training in many areas including:

  • Vision – Having a vision. ‘Without a vision the people perish’.
  • Team Work - Proverb. “With your contribution and my contribution together we will achieve our goal”
  • Children’s Needs – “Whoever welcomes a child in my name, welcomes me” Matthew 8:5 – Ecological model – Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  • How To Love Your Child – Providing a Nurturing Environment – Attachment
  • Care and Protection – keeping children safe – assessment – what to look for – what to do – making Plans.
  • Trauma and Brain Development  – Understanding the impact of trauma on children’s lives and how to create a healing environment.
  • Micro Enterprise

Training has been held in Romania and the Philippines.

Using stacker cups to work out Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Using stacker cups to work out Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Supporting Families in Need

Supporting families

Where a relationship has developed with a family or community, HANNAH helps supplement basic food needs, provide building materials to bring housing up to a liveable state, purchase vital prescriptions as well as emotional and spiritual support.

Making House Better

Programmes for Children in Institutions

Children find themselves in institutions for varying reasons: health, disability and reasons related to poverty. While HANNAH believes that children are best cared for in families and communities, HANNAH also realises that there is no quick fix for children already living in an institution. In the meantime, the children often miss out on love, education, and essential life skills necessary to enable them to live back in the community.

Our desire is to give them the opportunity to become whole, fulfilled human beings with a vision and hope for the future. Social workers, teachers and volunteers regularly visit the children to run activities and share God’s love with them. We have developed a specific programme LEAP (Life skills, Education and Arts Project) to help meet their educational and developmental needs:

Life Skills

Life Skills

The children learn the importance of basic hygiene, food preparation, and make connections with the community.

In the picture above they are putting glitter on their hands to show how long it takes to wash your hands.

Numeracy & Literacy tutoring

Education

The children receive extra tutoring in numeracy and literacy.

Clay making

Creative Arts

Creative expression helps build children’s confidence and a positive view of themselves in the world. We do this through music; visual arts eg clay, drawing; drama.

“...homelessness, not only just for a shelter made of stone, but that homelessness that comes from having no one to call your own.” Mother Teresa of Calcutta