Forgotten Voices International is demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ by equipping local churches in southern Africa to meet the physical & spiritual needs of AIDS orphans.
Working with local seminaries in Africa, we identify leaders doing or trying to do church run orphan care programs. Leaders are selected and asked to develop Local Action Plans that outline what their community is trying to accomplish for AIDS orphan care, what resources are available, what gaps exist, and how to move forward.
In partnership with the Local Action Plan, Forgotten Voices International:
- Cultivates training for how to develop that plan, including design, implementation and evaluation
- Supplies funding for items in the plan
- Seeks partners from other African churches, non-profits working in the community or other groups that could meet other gaps identified in the plan
- Nurtures self-sustaining projects that provide for a community need and create income, when possible
We grow as fast as we have funds and we are always identifying new leaders that could be equipped with Local Action Plans if funds were made available.
More about what we do:
Develop Local Action Plans that outline what their community is trying to accomplish, what resources are available, what gaps exist, and how to move forward
Providing leadership development opportunities through the Christian Leadership Resource Centre, the Theological College of Zimbabwe and others that Local Action Plans identify
Local Action Plans identify needs of local orphans and their caretakers or family members
Often, the lists of needs to empower AIDS orphans include:
Home based care
Health, food, counseling support
Teaching How to Farm
Income Generating Projects
Access to Clean Water/Blood
Raising Sustainable Hope
Local Action Plans identify ways that the church can absorb some of the costs of the plan and utilize local resources to implement the plan
Leadership development within the church and community is crucial to each plan’s long term success
Education, farming, skill development, improved health, and partnerships with neighboring churches help build sustainable hope
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