CROSSROADS AFRICA INC

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy

Location: PO Box 1462 Carbondale CO 81623 USA

Mission:
Target demographics: those living in extremely poor conditins
Direct beneficiaries per year: 350 men women and children
Geographic areas served: Kenya
Programs: art therapy and basic mental health training for both oral and literate learners.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Had one of those life changing experience volunteering for Crossraods Africa. The world will never look the same after spending QUALITY time with250 Kenyan children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not one thing

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Working with Crossroads was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. They are unique origination in that even though they are a faith-based organization they do not promote themselves as such nor do they help only those of a similar faith. They reach out to all those they can help with the universal language of art. For example, one workshop we did was with toddlers in a small mission in Northern Kenya. When we walked into their compound there were children everywhere, sitting on the cement not one toy. Paula quickly introduced herself and told the sisters what she does. They were happy to have her do an art project with the children. We return the next day to do a project with the homeless elders and mothers who had been kicked out of their tribe for having twins. It was truly incredible to see the difference that this few hours made in the lives of so many people. This is why I am nominating Crossroads Africa's art program Art for the Heart.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to find someone who could help them fund raise.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Crossroads Africa is a testament to how a small group of people can have a major impact on the lives of the most vulnerable.

CA is a non-denominational, faith based organization created to cut through "red tape" and go directly to the challenge at hand. One ministry is to pastors in isolated, poverty stricken areas. Several Bible training centers have now developed from the many countless hours of seminars. For example the Crossroads Bible Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya and the Suguta Bible Training Center, Suguta Mar, Kenya. Now men can attend these centers and receive a One-year Diploma in Bible.

Crossroads also sponsors an art therapy program, Art for the Heart, where children traumatized by poverty, war, abuse and abandonment can freely express emotions without words.

For example, in 2008, CA identified a Northern Kenya tribal group of abandoned disabled children. Many of the children had been tortured, and left for dead. A local orphanage took the children but were ill-equipped to deal with their sever trauma. A week-long Art for the Heart workshop trained staff how to use specific art activities to help the children express their sadness and fear.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I was privileged to be able to train an orphanage staff in Kenya in using art therapy activities to help the children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would make no changes to this organization.

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