Goal and Focus

Where all children have access to care, security and support within a loving home and community.

LANS will focus its resources in three areas:

  • Reducing the number of vulnerable children without adequate loving care and support,
  • Improving the quality of care and support,
  • Ensuring a supportive regulatory and media framework for individual and community adoptions.

Organization Priorities:

  • Promote community adoptions, care and support,
  • Guide legal and policy development on adoption,
  • Encourage improvement in the rehabilitation, development and adoption of disabled orphaned children.

Vision

LANS vision is “A society where all children have equal chances to a dignified growth, regardless of their circumstances at birth.”

Mission

To ensure that all vulnerable children; at risk of abandonment or neglect, have a chance to enjoy love, care and harmony in a family.

LANS is committed to facilitating the provision of a quality life to every child in need. It is geared towards bringing together people and community networks with positive, compassionate resolve and sensitivity to strengthen, protect, enlighten and ensure the rights of the child are upheld.

Donate

If you would like to donate, please email or call us using the following details below.

info[at]littleangelsnetwork.org
254 786 941326, 254 724 941326

Nairobi Head Office

lanswestern[at]gmail.com
254 724419663 | (057) 2026383

Kisumu Branch

adoptions[at]littleangelsnetwork.org
254 714894669

Mombasa Branch

Background information

Little Angels Network is an initiative that was established in 2001 by three professional Christian women out of concern of the plight of the increasing numbers of disadvantaged children in Kenya due to HIV/AIDS, abuse, neglect and abandonment. It was registered as a Society in April 2002 and in January 2005, it was launched as a fully-fledged organisation to address issues and concerns of children, now referred to as Little Angels Network Society (LANS).

LANS is founded on the principles of the best interests and rights of the child as enshrined in the Kenya’s Children&squo;s Act, 2001. The founding women, both as professionals and mothers, are guided by a strong belief that children’s needs could better be met in a family than in an institution. This is in line with the biblical teaching in James where it says; Religion that God our father accepts as pure and faultless is this − to look after orphans and widows in their distress. (James 1 : 27)

LANS is committed to facilitating the provision of a quality life to any child in need. It is geared towards bringing together people and community networks with positive, compassionate resolve and sensitivity to strengthen, protect, enlighten and ensure the rights of the child are upheld.

LANS believes that “One life saved and changed, is one more celebrating the gift of life’. Our vision is “A society where all children have equal chances to a dignified growth, regardless of their circumstances at birth” while the mission is to ensure that all vulnerable children; at risk of abandonment or neglect, have a chance to enjoy love, care and harmony in a family.

Guiding Principles

LANS is founded on the principles of the best interests and rights of the child as enshrined in the Kenya’s Children’s Act, 2001. Its fundamental principles are guided by a strong belief that children’s needs are better met in a family rather than in an institution.

LANS prioritizes the needs of vulnerable children aged between one and three years. The organization networks existing child service providers in Kenya and enhances their reach through global partnerships.

Strategic involvement

LANS primary target is children aged between one and three years, but works towards a better life for children of all ages by promoting adoption locally and internationally and enhancing the capacities of communities to take care of their own children. It has focussed more on the promotion of adoption and fostering of HIV positive abandoned or neglected children by families locally and internationally. The organisation has continued to network with existing children’s homes all over the country. Most of the children are received through the police, hospitals, offices of the Department of Children Services and the general public after abandonment. LANS social workers then follow up these cases until court proceedings are over and the children are finally adopted or fostered. A lasting relationship is established between those adopting the children and LANS to ensure proper care and development of the children.

Within such an environment, childhood is a time of loving and playful learning. Families and or communities are assisted in their role as care givers, teachers, and protectors of their children. They have the time, knowledge, resources and commitment to foster the development of positive attitudes and behavior in their children.

Communities accept and are empowered to administer the collective responsibility to expose every child to medical care, and education needed for their survival, growth and development. Such an environment is where the safety and well being of each child is priority; where gender , social status, medical status, religion and ethnicity are differences that enrich the world and where children are taught respect for each other and the value of self-dignity.

In order to achieve these, all sectors of society need to be committed and hold themselves accountable for taking actions on behalf of orphan children. This should include all public and private partners, the media, the general public and children themselves. This also requires the mobilization of all potential partners, and not only the existing ones but a broader based strategic alliances.

LANS appreciates that the rights, equality and empowerment of women are of key importance in the creation of sustainable healthy families and communities. LANS is therefore committed to the promotion of equal rights for women and girls and to support their full participation in the political, social and economic development of their communities. LANS is passionate about steering its vision by continuous effort to develop solutions, mobilize resources and open up space for dialogue on critical issues as it works with partners to fulfill the mandate for infected, affected and disabled orphan children and their caregivers, national and regional.

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