Every Child Ministries Overview
Target demographics: Orphans and vulnerable children and youth (birth to 20 years) in Africa, especially in Ghana, Togo, Benin, DR Congo, Uganda, and New (southern) Sudan. Some of our programs encompass families. We seek to help outcast children who are rejected, forgotten or neglected by society at large.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 221.901
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Pack boxes of supplies to be shipped to Africa.
Host a FREEDOM PARTY to sell goods made by survivors of modern-day slavery.
Help prepare newsletters for mailing.
Geographic areas served: DR Congo, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Uganda, New Sudan
Programs: Haven of Hope Home for Children & Academy
Initiatives vs. Child Trafficking, Child Slavery, Child Prostitution, Ritual Sacrifice
Child sponsorship for education of vulnerable children
Vocational training for street youth & former slaves
Character Building from the Bible lessons for schools
Training of national leadership for children & youth
Child prisoners ministry
Ministry to war-displaced children
Ministry to African children with albinism
The Way Home--forever families for orphans
Grannies program-aid to grandmothers single-handedly raising orphans
Every Child Ministries was founded in 1985 after John and Lorella Rouster saw children forcibly expelled from churches because there was insufficient room to seat children and adults at the same time, and because the churches had no idea how to teach the children separately. Our programs have expanded to meet many needs of African children, who will be the future leaders of the continent. ECM is especially committed to children normally marginalized by society.
In Uganda we helped 75 displaced families resettle and expand their agricultural work to better feed their families.
We are also expanding our educational capacity at Haven of Hope Academy in Ghana, building a junior high school. 47 children now find safety, shelter and love at Haven of Hope Children's home in Ghana.
In Uganda we expanded a project to help a child who had been ritually abused and then discarded in a sack and began a program to help Karimojong beggar children in Kampala.