Orphanages

Helping Children Get a Better Life

Using the term “Orphanages” may be a bit misleading because it would refer to a residential care unit for orphans. Quite frankly, several institutions known as orphanages today accommodate even children who have their two parents alive. Therefore, it would be more appropriate to call the institution children home.

It is a residential care unit for a group of unrelated children who lack care from a family. The establishment of Orphanages is an ancient culture founded by churches; therefore, it is reasonable that churches are the biggest sponsors of children’s homes. Children Homes functions from donations received and sponsorships, and their main objective are driven by the passion for providing for the basic needs of abandoned children. These needs are clothing, feeding, shelter, education, etc.

The Bible stands with orphans and vulnerable children. James commented that looking after orphans and widows in their distress is the only religion that God regarded as pure and faultless. Also, the Holy Bible made us understand the compassion God has for fatherless children. In Psalm 68:5, it is written that God is the father of the fatherless and protector of widows, and He is their habitation. In another scripture, He also asked us to defend the cause of the fatherless.

AEF International has some of the most compassionate people in the world as workers. Our workers give out care, love, and support for vulnerable children, and when there is a need to take care of a child, AEF workers fight at the opportunity. They work hard to meet such children’s needs, which include the provision of food, clothing, and shelter and giving them protection. Many children gathered from the street and accommodated by our workers have lived a successful life.

Furthermore, at AEF International, we are intentional about making a difference in our communities. Apart from carrying out projects, we care for vulnerable persons such as the orphans and slum children. AEF International meets the educational needs of these children. For instance, education (from basic to primary to secondary) was provided to slum children who had no hopes of ever being educated. We also make other donations to them.

Finally, we encourage the family-based model for orphanage homes and a limit placed on the number of short-term trips encouraged in Children’s homes. It has been found out that short term trips affect the children, especially their sense of attachment.

It is not over until it is finally over. There are still a lot of souls out there in reached and unreached communities. We cannot be tired of sharing the good news, and we encourage all churches in the Western world to complement our works across Asian communities. One way to achieve this is by reaching out to the community through Children Homes.

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