Ohana is for young mothers, to learn, care and nurture their baby through becoming confident and self-assured. Young parents who know who they are, are resilient and feel nurtured themselves. Young parents, who can enjoy the love of parenthood, feel good about themselves and have ambitions and hopes for the future.
Ohana Young Parent Charitable Trust offers a 12 week programme that provides advice and guidance on the best form of parenting, while providing emotional and practical support. Young mothers will graduate with an Infant and Toddler Care Certificate, Level 2. Therefore, our students gain education, which is combined with what is relevant in their lives - caring for their baby. Gaining a qualification brings pride, self-esteem and further educational opportunities and support.
Education Review Office states “Teen parents are at high risk of under-achievement because of the difficulty of combining education with their responsibilities as parents. Some of the main challenges for these students include disruption to their schooling, being emotionally unprepared for parenting, and loss of social contact with their peers.”
Ohana provides young parents education, which they achieve alongside their babies – in a supportive homely environment. Becoming part of Ohana means to become part of a very special family....Their Ohana Family will be their safe place, their freedom to explore endless opportunities for the future.