CHRISTMAS GIFTS CAMPAIGN
Every December UBECI celebrates the holiday season with our children in the markets who would otherwise have to go without gifts. The average family that we serve has three children and runs on a household income of $5 per week. With the help of community donors as well as our volunteers and supporters, we are able to give Christmas gifts to our children. Usually, gifts consist of a small bag of candies and/or toys. Sometimes this is the only gift the child receives during the holiday season.
DENTAL ASSISTANCE CAMPAIGN
The dental campaign is an important campaign that addresses dental health, which is one of the largest health problems that the UBECI children experience. Sugary drinks and candy are readily available in the market and often provide a quick and filling substitute to proper lunches. This then means kids from the age of 2 constantly have access to such foods, ruining their teeth from a young age. This is a far-reaching problem for our children and as such the dental campaign was set up to try and address these problems. Firstly, the children´s dental health is evaluated. Then they receive on-going treatment based on their evaluation.
This campaign was run through International Medical Aid (IMA), an NGO that holds clinics in at-risk areas throughout the world. It aims to provide medical checkups for all the children we work with at the markets and provide the necessary medication to the children. They also hold dental hygiene clinics which teach the children about the importance of dental health and provide them with toothbrushes and toothpaste.
SCHOOL KIT CAMPAIGN
This campaign aims to provide a boost to our children returning to school by giving them school supplies and a few little toys to aid in their future study and learning. It is held in September every year.
These campaigns are not financed by our annual budget, every year creates UBECI strategies to seek funding or grants. Lately, we have turned to crowdfunding, to learn more click here.