About Tutela

Prounounced "Too-tellah"

Tutela means guardianship or to come under the protection of someone. 

It comes from Portuguese, the official language of Mozambique.

We are a not-for-profit organisation based in England to fulfil a vision for the children of Mozambique. With little or no foster-care available in Mozambique, we aim to provide a new standard of care for children who are orphaned and vulnerable that focuses on family homes with Mozambican parents.

Our Vision:

Every child belonging in a safe and happy family home, with the care of parents who can raise them in a loving way that will enable them to thrive in adulthood.

Our Mission:

 

1. PREVENTION

We provide training and practical support to Mozambican parents with the aim of strengthening families and preventing abandonment

2. PROTECTION

We establish foster-care homes in Mozambique for children who are orphaned or vulnerable

3. PARTNERSHIP

We partner with local agencies to promote the best interests of children

                                We Believe:

1. CHILDREN ARE A GIFT

We believe that children are precious and worthy of great investment. They have the right to be raised in a safe, stable home environment where their life is cherished.

2. PEOPLE ARE VALUABLE

We greatly respect people; their dignity and uniqueness. We believe in healthy communication to promote a person’s worth and restore their dignity.

                                We Value:

3. HONESTY AND OPENNESS

We believe in being full of integrity and transparency in all areas of our work and promote the same in those we partner with.

4. FAITH WITH COMPASSION

We believe in identifying the real needs of people and operating with compassion to help them help themselves. Our Christian faith energises and spurs us to do this.

5. PARTNERING WITH OTHERS

'It takes a village to raise a child.’ - traditional Africa proverb

We believe in working with others to provide the best care for children. This includes working with the local organisations where we operate such as government, schools, churches, care agencies as well as community leaders.

Last Updated: 15 April 2016

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