“Whatâ€™s your name,?” the teacher asked. The young boy wouldnâ€™t speak a word, he could only look at his brother in embarrassment. â€œHis name is Jeremiah,â€ his brother spoke up.
Our training centers provide courses in English, computer skills, music and theater, baking, knitting, and other vocational skills, as well as Bible lessons. We believe that education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty, and the goal of our centers is to help these children realize that their dreams for a brighter future are possible!
BACKPACKS FULL OF HOPE The fall is an exciting time as the seasons change and young children prepare for a new school year full of hope and promise. Unfortunately, for children living in poverty, excitement is often replaced by shame and embarrassment. These are the kids who don’t have new school shoes or a handsome… Read more »
10-year-old Khushi Kumari lives in a slum called Kathbangla in Dehradun, India, which is predominantly occupied by laborers, migrated from different parts of the country. Kathbangla is a slum, which lacks every basic amenity needed for better life. Also, the people here are unaware of the importance of education. Khushi’s parents are uneducated and like… Read more »
Sarojini lives with her parents, Annadura and Kidha, in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, India. Her father, Annadura, worked as a construction laborer for many years, providing the family’s only livelihood. Her mother, Kidha, is a homemaker. The family lives in desperate poverty. A few years ago, Annadura left for work one day, just as he had many… Read more »
For several years, Orphan’s Promise has been partnering with Loom International, whose gifted staff of professionals provides intensive workshops for those who are on the front lines working with at risk youth.
missions of hope international Driving through the Muthare slums in Nairobi, Kenya, I’m reminded of the streets of Cap Haitien, Haiti. Dust, dirt, shanties, street-side pop-up markets and young children playing mere feet from the speeding traffic, most of them shoeless. This is my first time in Africa, and it’s far different than I imagined… Read more »
They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and never has that been more true than in the slums of India where millions of men, women and children survive by rummaging through piles of trash every day. This is a foreign concept for those of us in the West. We throw hundreds and thousands… Read more »
Hai knows hunger. He grew up without a father, and his mother struggled to support her four children. Hai remembers the family being evicted from their single room apartment for failure to pay rent. For a time, the children slept in the stairwell of a bank because they had nowhere else to go. The children… Read more »
Fifteen-year-old, Vi, was born deaf although it was a couple of years before her family knew it. She was later abandoned by her parents. She hasn’t seen her mother for years. Her father visits once a year at Tet Holiday. Vi grew up unable to communicate with others – living not only in a lonely… Read more »
Mounika and her family live in Mothinagar area in India, near the Orphan’s Promise Prabath Nagar Community Development Project center (CDP). She is a bright, beautiful girl, but only studied through 7th grade due to family problems. She dropped out of school and later married when she was just twenty years old. Mounika is a home maker, cleaning the home and… Read more »