The concept of the vulnerable child is a superfluity because children by their nature, whether in the slums or in the cosy comfort of their parents’ opulence, are vulnerable. It is therefore double jeopardy and aggravated tragedy for a child to be weak, deprived and poorly defended. This is possibly why the World Bank OVC (orphans and vulnerable children) Toolkit views vulnerability as “a high probability of a negative outcome”. The idea is that some children are simply more vulnerable than others.
The TACF has taken up the crusade to fight the cause of the vulnerable child through its 5-point agenda, the ultimate being helping them to navigate life and find purpose therefor. There is a life assignment for every human, whether resident in the ghetto or the castle, the shanty or the villa. It is tragic for any human to traverse life under-utilised in terms of his full potential. Vulnerable children are at greater risk. TACF is an intervention.
We shall deploy every available capital – human, social and financial to ensuring the vulnerable child finds succour, while collaborating with individuals, institutions and partners that share similar vision, making the world a better place for them to live.