Can you believe that Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc. is celebrating FIVE years since it was founded? We are so excited. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the entire team, volunteers, donors, and supporters who have contributed to our success. It is through their selfless contributions and unwavering support that we have been able to grow and thrive.
May this five-year anniversary be a catalyst for even greater achievements in the future. We are excited to see what the next chapter holds for Cleft of the Rock Foundation, as we continue our efforts to make a difference and create a brighter, more compassionate world.
Raised by the Village
Defining the “Village”
The phrase “it takes a village to raise a child” originates from an African proverb and conveys the message that it takes many people (“the village”) to provide a safe, healthy environment for children, where children are given the security they need to develop and flourish, and to be able to realize their hopes and dreams. This requires an environment where children's voices are taken seriously (2) and where multiple people (the “villagers”) including parents, siblings, extended family members, neighbours, teachers, professionals, community members and policy makers, care for a child. All these ‘villagers' may provide direct care to the children and/or support the parent in looking after their children.