The "How" Matters
How someone cares for a child matters because it is the determining factor of that child's future. Let us explain to you the prayerfully crafted vision of Sozo Children's Child Development Program.
These children are not American, so they won't be raised in an American culture, but in their own Ugandan culture. The way we ensure that each child is raised in their own culture is letting their culture raise them. Sozo hires Christian Ugandan nationals to be mothers and fathers of these children, so that they are encouraged, disciplined, educated, and immersed in their own culture as they grow up into impactful leaders of their country.
The work that pours forth from the individuals involved in Sozo does not end in the child, but it pours through the child into community change. The fruit that will grow from the investment being made today is a generation of godly leaders who will impact their country, and possibly the world, for the glory of God. They are being taught to not only be responsible independent citizens but are given practical ways to give back to their society as leaders in every walk of life.
Everyone would agree that the best possible environment for a child to be raised is in a functional family, meaning a mother and father caring for their children. We live in a fallen world and families often suffer by becoming broken. When a child is left without a mother or a father, they are still in need of those family dynamics to raise them into who they were created to be. Therefore, Sozo does not act as an orphanage, or will never institutionalize children in large dormitories to try to care for the orphan crisis. The mission is much more focused and driven. Sozo's core principle is to raise these orphaned or neglected children in family units. Through this method they will develop appropriate skills, gain community, and mostly develop an identity in their heavenly Father.
Sozo Children employs social workers and others who are highly educated in child welfare and development. We are daily striving to implement only the best methods to raise children in Christ and provide for them through family settings. If you have any questions, please contact us!