Many families and children that Tateni works with are caught in the “poverty-trap” fuelled by ignorance, feelings of helplessness and poor life style patterns. This condition is transferred from generation to generation.bcop_logo

To make a difference to people’s lives that is sustainable, the cycle of poverty must be broken. With this in mind, Tateni launched an initiative that goes beyond caring for the sick, vulnerable and poor through its exiting home-based and child care services.  It is a strategic intervention aimed at assisting some of the most vulnerable households, as well as the most gifted children in poor households that are on Tateni´s client list, to break free from those forces keeping them locked into poverty. This is done via the “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty”-program that aims at providing psychosocial support, child and family counseling, career guidance, extra classes and skill development for participants.

In order to meet the objectives and targets of the program, Tateni provides the following:

  • Home-based care and support for the chronically and terminally ill
  • Promotion of community awareness through campaigns
  • Social care and support for HIV/AIDS orphans and vulnerable children
  • Manage Drop-in Centers for orphan and vulnerable children
  • Do referrals for child support grants and shelters
  • Supply food parcels to those waiting for social grants
  • Educational programmes for out of school beneficiaries to assist them to complete school level qualifications and to offer them career counseling
  • pro bono services
  • Serving as a channel through which people can give to the needy
  • Creating platforms on which people can render volunteer services
  • Forming coalitions and collaborations with other community, business or corporate service providers
  • Requesting for “Give As You Earn” donations for which Tateni is authorized
  • Capacity building for staff through workshops and courses


All registered beneficiaries under:

(1) the Child Care Programme.

(2) the Youth Development Programme.

(3) the newly established Care for the Elderly Programme

are cared for in an integrated family-context and that these households are regularly visited (at least once a month), both from a health care and a social care point of view.

This is part of our Lifecycle approach to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty:

  • Vulnerability analysis: Identify sources of risks related to life-cycle change and intergenerational factors
  • Social investitions: plan interventions at key-stages across the life-cycle to break the intergenerational transmission of poverty


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