Love Humanity's unique vision addresses the challenges discovered in recent research studies performed in India during 2001 and 2002 showing that:
- 49.1% of all children in India suffer from severe psychological abuse.
- 42.5% of India’s children suffer from severe physical abuse of which 2 out of 4 girls and 1 out of six boys are sexually abused.
- 7.8% (26 million) of children living in India between the ages of birth and 14 years of age are orphans
- 13 to 16 million orphans call the streets of India home.
These figures are staggering! Something must be done for the children.
Love Humanity has developed two steps to address the above challenges:
First, we develop and provide community awareness and educational programs on new and alternative ways to raise and treat children. Programs include Responsible Childcare, Preventive Healthcare and Family Planning. These are offered to the public at large with a target audience including:
- Expecting parents
- Parents at risk
- Current parents
- Child caregivers
- Religious organizations
Second, we develop and manage individual family homes where orphaned, neglected and/or abused children are raised like normal children in safe, loving family environments with married couples providing the role of parents/caregivers.
Each family is comprised of a well-trained married caregiver/parent couple and up to six (6) children. The husband is employed in his line of work or profession within the city where the home is located and the mother is a paid professional stay-at-home mom.
At the time of acceptance into the Love Humanity program children range from birth to 10 years of age. Every effort is made to assure that siblings are kept together regardless of age. The children in each home grow up together as brothers and sisters in a loving, teaching, family atmosphere.
All basic and emotional needs are met including:
- Love – it is a known fact that love heals all things
- Protection – in safe abuse-free homes
- Nutritious meals
- Education - including the local language, Hindi and English
- College or vocational training
- Spiritual and family values
In the normal everyday world, every family has relatives. Since research proves that most cases of sexual abuse are from relatives and/or people who are known by the children the role of grandparents or other relatives such as aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. are filled by individuals who have been screened and passed the Responsible Childcare course. These individuals may either be the actual relatives of the parent/caregiver couples or trained volunteers.
Monitoring: Each aspect of the program is monitored, reviewed and fine-tuned on a continuing basis. Policies and procedures are established, followed and modified as needed to care for the children in safe, loving, abuse-free environments.