Drawing on the depth of experience from two key partners, Tutela follows a specific model of family-based care for abandoned children, establishing foster homes within the local communities and neighbourhoods of Mozambique. It is important to preserve a child's cultural heritage and enable them to continue a relationship with any surviving biological family whenever possible.
An African Proverb says ‘it takes a village to raise a child’. We agree
Families do best when they are supported. This has been Jonny and Becky's experience while living in Mozambique for 11 years:
“We have seen for ourselves the amazing care that local Mozambicans' offer as we’ve raised our own children within the local community in Maputo. Our children have benefitted from the love and attention shown to them from neighbours and friends. Through these relationships we have better understood the Mozambican culture and way of life.
For Tutela to be a success it was essential that we got to know the local culture as much as possible. We wanted to be able to provide the most appropriate support to foster-families.” - Becky Wakely
Our provisional target is to establish six foster-homes in Maputo by the end of 2020