Our mothers are in danger. Single Black mothers face a number of unique challenges and struggles, many of which are related to systemic racism, poverty, lack of education or support. Challanges such as economic insecurity, quality food access, lack of access to affordable childcare, discrimination in the workplace, health disparities, criminalization and incarceration, and lack of social support. This leads to unnecessary suffering of our women and children. This project of the Humanistic Temple of Alkebulan church promotes the following virtues of the Temple Code:
#7 Charity - I will be generous and helpful especially toward the needy or suffering.
#13 Diligence - I will be steady, earnest, and give energetic effort in my work and duties. #14 Wisdom - I will think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight. #15 Prudence - I will govern myself with discipline and the use of reason. #16 Courage - I will exercise mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty during pain or times of adversity. #17 Honor - I will conduct myself in a manner deserving of respect or high regard. #18 Discipline - I will correct and regulate myself for the sake of self-improvement, exercise self-control. #19 Perseverance - I will be persistent in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
#20 Compassion - I will have sympathy and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of all living beings.
The mission of the Humanistic Temple of Alkebulan church is to help provide single mothers with the necessary life skills such as farming, childcare, health and wellness, cooking, disease control & prevention, and childcare to not only survive and provide their children but to thrive in society.
Our first program will begin in the East African. Single motherhood has a significant impact on women and children. In many cases, single mothers face economic and social challenges that can make it difficult for them to provide for their families and ensure their children receive the education and healthcare they need. In Uganda, economically, single mothers may struggle to find stable employment or earn a sufficient income to support their families. This can lead to financial insecurity, inadequate housing, and limited access to basic necessities such as food, healthcare, and clothing. In addition, single mothers may face discrimination and social stigma, which can make it harder for them to access resources and support. These challenges can have a significant impact on the well-being of children in single-parent households. Children of single mothers may be more likely to experience poverty, malnutrition, and limited access to education and healthcare. They may also be at greater risk of abuse and neglect, as their mothers may have to work long hours or rely on others for childcare. Our institution intends to purchase farmable land in Uganda to teach farming techniques and a structure for the life skills programs. Participants in this project are expected to get the skills and resources they can provide for their families.