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Every Child Ministries

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Causes: Children & Youth, Christianity, International, International Human Rights, International Relief, Religion, Youth Development

Mission: The lives of millions of African children have been devastated by war, disease, poverty and injustice. Every Child Ministries seeks to accomplish its purpose by providing direct compassionate aid to abandoned and needy children, working for the release and rehabilitation of child slaves, providing training and teaching materials to African churches, enabling them to establish and strengthen Sunday schools and other youth ministries, offering Bible teaching in the schools, and providing assistance to war-affected children. At the discretion of the local churches who know the needs of their community best, the Sunday schools may teach practical subjects like health, nutrition and literacy in addition to character building stories from the Bible. Our goal, as God enables us, is to help every village or neighborhood in Africa that desires to start or strengthen such a ministry.

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.

Results: In 2015, 347 children were supported by sponsors; a very large sea container full of supplies was shipped to Uganda; 76, 604 meals were provided to children; two new sponsorship projects were started in Uganda; a discipleship & training center was completed; 5 homes for grandmothers raising their orphaned grandchildren were completed; four classrooms and a toilet facility were completed; a shift toward sustainability projects took place with the first project, a poultry farm, being started; and over 3,000 volunteer hours were donated to the work of Every Child Ministries.

Target demographics: Orphans and vulnerable children and youth (birth to 20 years) in Africa, especially in Ghana, Benin, DR Congo, and Uganda. 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

Geographic areas served: DR Congo, Ghana, Benin, Uganda

Programs: Haven of Hope Home for Children & Academy Street Children 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, aid to grandmothers single-handedly raising orphans Afayo--community development, educational support & sponsorships

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Rating: 5

I am JOseph Nkoso, in Democratic Republic of Congo. I am so glad of the support ECM is offering to sponsor vulnarable , abandoned, children victim of rape and acused to be a sorcerer who had been undrer critical situation and now have found a good sens of life. There are three children, one of them had been thown out while she was only one year old, and with ECM support, we have done a great work to offer her parental affection during more that four years with support of ECM . Now she goes to school as other children do. Another girl who had been victim of rape on the street had been rescued and brought to stay with us to care for her. she spent more that two years with us and all this had been the sponsorship of ECM that had allowes us to deal with her. W
She sixten years old , very inteligent and goes to school because ECM is supporting her. Another children accused to be a sorcerer had been rescued by us, after he phad passed two yeras on street while he was four years old. we cared for him and now the realives of his mother who died by AIDS came and took responsilities to care for him because ECM sponsored him. At present, we are going one with one girl of seven years old whose parents died and who are at present sponsored by ECM. Her sister with be on the folowing month by the grace of God sponsor by ECM. We have close contact with ECM and we are going on helping two widow who have AIDS and are no longer able to support their children ( five at all) and we how eyes are turned to ECM for sponsoring them. You see that ECM is a worthy christian orgaization that brings hope to the forgoten children here where we live. the good way for You to sponsor children in Africa is to pass by ECM.

Pastor Joseph Nkoso

Review from Guidestar