Specific Needs & Projects
emergency food relief
! Emergency Food: Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya
With food shortages and costs growing worldwide our church partners in Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya need help to provide food to vulnerable families in EXTREME NEED who cannot afford food right now. War in Ukraine has had consequences for the global south, with inflation soaring and supply chains deteriorating. This has compounded the effects of pandemic-related job losses. Our church partners in Zambia and east Africa are doing everything they can to help. Will you support them today?
keep kids in school - and learning
Launch After School Clubs: Zambia
At a student-to-teacher ratio as high as 70 or 80 kids to every 1 teacher, many children in Zambian schools are getting left behind. This leads to discouragement, truancy, and eventual drop-out, which in turn adds to the community's high unemployment levels, trouble with the law, dysfunctional family situations, and other social problems. And so helping kids thrive and stay in school is a priority for our three Zambia church partners, who have created (or built) community centres on their premises to run the Zambia After School Clubs. Skilled volunteers will tutor in subjects like math and literacy. Computer instructors have been hired to teach both youth and some of the parents the computer skills they need to find a job. This is a true story changer for children & their families!
Tuition: Help Kids Go to School
Orphaned and impoverished children can too easily drop out of school and some may even end up living on the streets. But a relatively small investment in education support early on can re-write that story. We see formerly at-risk children grow up to become teachers, bankers, pastors, and electricians - and then go on to help their community and their families become stronger.
First Nations Youth Drop in Centre, Thunder Bay
Led by First Nations elders of New Hope Fellowship Church who seek to be a light in their own city to youth, New Hope Youth Centre is our Canadian partner. The youth centre team needs ongoing support to keep the doors open for as many days a week as possible, to serve as a safe and nurturing place for as many teens as possible in Thunder Bay.
Breakfast and Lunch Programs for Students
Without a full belly it's hard for children to learn. Yet too many children arrive at school without having breakfast - and for some especially vulnerable children a school lunch may be the largest meal of their day. And so, our global church partners put a lot of thought and meal planning into their school lunch programs. Your gift will both help children reach their basic nutritional needs and also get the most out of their school day.
provide families with the tools to thrive
Vocational School: Burkina Faso
In an impoverished and food-insecure corner of the world, the church at Gampela is generating new hope by serving their own community through whole-person outreach which includes a pre-school, elementary & high schools, and now the newly built Vocational Training School. Sewing, masonry, and weaving - with more trades to come soon - are giving youth and young parents the ability to build a stronger future where children can grow up in health and security, and where young parents are equipped to ensure that their families can thrive and meet the challenges of living in an under-served area. Through it all, the love of Jesus is taught and demonstrated.
Vocational Skills Training: Where Most Needed
Both youth and parents are benefitting from our vocational training programs. These programs bridge the gap in remote communities where affordable job training is scarce or non-existent, and they create new options for low income families to provide for their children. Youth and adult training programs create positive generational transformation, offering teens and families the tools to thrive through obtaining relevant job skills, and they provide a long-term path out of poverty both for today's families and for tomorrow's children.
build a bridge to a stronger future
Daily Needs at Amani School: Tanzania
Amani School serves a remote community of subsistence farming families, where school drop-out, followed by teen marriage and youth unemployment, has served to perpetuate generational poverty. But with the enthusiastic support of the families in the community, the Amani Primary School and the (new!) High School are giving children what the team calls "a bridge to somewhere" and re-writing the end of the story by providing education, life skills, and discipleship. Between nutritious lunches, support from a trained social worker, agriculture skills building, and a top notch education, your gift today will help build that bridge for children.
Show the kids we celebrate their lives!
Help children celebrate their birthday or Christmas. Especially as many orphaned children do not know their actual birth date, reminding them of their value and worth as a person and a beloved created child of God is an important part of helping them reach their potential. Just $5 provides a birthday celebration for one child. And your contributions also support Christmas and other group celebrations for the kids.
Invest in the next generation
Fuel young people to reach their God-given potential. As these students become tailors, doctors, teachers, engineers, masons, business-people, mechanics, etc. our hope is that many will stay to build up their own communities and become the leaders of tomorrow. Scholarships take young people the final step of the way into a stable adulthood where they will be able to provide well for their own children and give back to their community.
Support an individual who has decided to travel to one of our global church partner locations - sacrificing their time, gifts, and talents to give of themselves to help support our church partners in special projects, and to grow personally and spiritually.
[Note: Teams trips have been on hold from 2020 to early 2022 but stay tuned for their return]