Especially through these years of COVID children have struggled and spoken of not having hope for the future. But the issues are greater than only COVID.
Poverty, fuelled by a lack of education is a major cause. Also poor health, often caused by a drastic lack of safe clean water, is a huge cause.
Over 58 million children don’t have opportunities and are failing to learn for the simple reason that they cannot attend school. If they do have access often the quality of schooling is not high and may even focus on other things other than the children.
And it’s not only children, 200 million young people leave school without the skills they need to do well in life and 775 million adults don’t have the most basic abilities to read and write – and 64% of these adults are women.*
We believe that no matter what country or physical circumstances they are in, children deserve to know that they are loved and special.
Not only to people around them but also to Jesus. They should have the opportunity to grow to be the person they were created to be.
For twelve years Doves Wings was our foster home for babies and toddlers until September 2022. Sadly the government has decided to take children in foster care from across the nation back into orphanages so Doves Wings has closed. There is also a program in a welfare homes for adults with special needs. Educational scholarships for children living in rural poverty are important as are some programs for the children of rural migrant workers. Pre-COVID we took three volunteer teams each year to serve in these programs. Learn more…
With our partners, we’re providing child development centres, women’s tailoring Schools and safe water for villages.The way our of poverty for many children is education. But around the world millions of children are not receiving even basic knowledge and skills. We’re changing that. Learn more…
We are partnering to provide a safe home for young adults who have come to the city to gain their education, find employment and be taught and mentored in leadership roles. They come from extremely poor areas of NTT. We’re also helping children in urban slum villages who don’t get much education. Our Kids Clubs are provide afternoon programs where they learn in a loving environment. Learn more…
Many children growing up in the shadow of abandonment feel forgotten but we work hard to try and make sure this is not the feeling of the children in the Heart For Kids family. We want them to have hope for their future and let them know they can rise above their beginnings. People value them and are there to help. More…
* UNESCO (2013) The Global Learning Crisis
Safe water bores are currently being installed in 1 village per month.
That keeps between 1300 and 2000 children and family members safe.
We would love to do more.
Old unsafe water pumps
New safe water bores
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