Imagine a bicycle wheel representing extreme poverty. The hub is a life in which survival is a daily accomplishment, the spokes represent basic human needs, and the rim represents a life fulfilled. Our mission, Restore hope for orphans and other vulnerable children, brings children living in poverty from the hub of the “poverty wheel” to the rim.
In our Child Sponsorship Program, implemented by Christian efforts against poverty, we blend physical, social, economic and spiritual care together to help each child fully mature in every aspect of life.
When a child is registered in our Child Sponsorship Program (CEAPU) he or she immediately begins experiencing the benefits of participating.
THE BENEFITS OF OUR PROGRAM INCLUDE:
The Opportunity to Hear the Gospel and Learn about Jesus.
Without an understanding of God’s love, it is difficult to resist despair. Children are particularly vulnerable to the emotional and spiritual messages of worthlessness and hopelessness poverty delivers. But their lives undergo a revolution when they realize God loves and values them.
We devote ourselves to helping children of all faiths, cultures, backgrounds and races experience God’s love and embrace who they were created to be. We do teach God’s Word through regular Bible lessons.
Physical and emotional health is the basis for our ability to work, play and develop sound relationships. That’s why we teach children how to monitor their own health for common diseases and provide hygiene training. Children also have the opportunity to participate in sports and exercise where they develop their gross and fine motor movement skills.
We also provide medical assistance; teaching preventative care and helping when more serious needs arise
It is our desire that Children gain access to clean water for drinking and hygiene purposes. They also receive nutritious food while at the child development center. Children with greater needs receive food and vitamin supplements and have access to therapeutic feeding and food stability initiatives to help them reach their God given future potentials.
Education and Vocational Support
Education is often an unaffordable luxury for children living in poverty, and a lack of education creates a lack of options. It makes finding future work difficult, and it makes children vulnerable to exploitation.
We provide resources for children to complete and go beyond a primary education. In some cases, the cost of school fees, clothing and supplies are provided. In other cases, it means providing tutoring, help with homework, mentorship and, if necessary, participation in a literacy program outside the classroom. Children also learn a vocation that can later provide them employment.
As children grow older, we offer job-skills development and income-generation training, such as: teaching business and entrepreneurship, financing start-ups, providing seed capital and micro-loans.
We also provide a consistent and dependable source of learning and support for caregivers and parents, including literacy training, financial training, parenting and marriage workshops, and seminars to address and prevent domestic violence and child abuse.
Safety and Protection
The protection of children is central to God’s heart for them, and we place the love, care, and protection of children above all other considerations. Our project staff facilitate foster care, counseling, intervention, and medical care for children dealing with abuse, and help with legal resources to represent and defend a child’s rights.
We also help meet basic needs by providing clothing and shoes for children in immediate need and shelter renovation to damaged or unsafe homes.
We expand the circle of caring adults actively participating in a child’s life. Both the children and staff know each child’s name, family circumstances, future dreams and immediate needs. They invest in each child personally and relationally, as friends, teachers and mentors.
CEAPU staff offer love, guidance, personal attention, safety and structure to the children and create the environment for the children to develop strong life and social skills, self-confidence and positive self-esteem.
Every child must be Known, Loved and Protected.