Services to be provided include the identification of vulnerable students needing help. This will be done utilizing a referral program whereby community leaders in all walks of life may recommend a struggling vulnerable student to Wings of Hope.
Applications will be completed by the individual (or his/her guardian) describing the need and why help is being requested. An assessment of the need and a matching of the funds available will determine a candidate’s acceptance into the sponsor program and the level of support available.
Financial assistance will be provided by Wings of Hope designees by paying in cash to the school to be attended or depositing funds, depending on the school requirements. If books or other items are needed, those will be purchased by organization designees. Money will never be given to a recipient directly.
Meetings with the family to establish support mechanisms in the home will be provided and requirements discussed with guardians. Counseling and other needs will be considered as well (e.g. literacy programs, Christian education, etc.)
Annual reviews of each student will be done to evaluate the success of the student and their eligibility to continue on as a sponsored individual provided funds are available.
In the event a student is unsuccessful at achieving the next level of promotion, alternative courses of action may be discussed with the family and support may change. There are many paths to a career and vocational training may be a better solution for some students. Wherever possible, leading and supporting a student into a vocational path might prove to be the best way of helping a vulnerable student. Counseling will be offered to help the student identify his/her desired career path and/or calling and every effort will be made to support that.