In addition to Mozambique we work with:
DRC – LUBUMBASHI
We are in the process of scoping a new orphanage request in the city of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lubumbashi is in the far southwestern corner of the country and is the second largest city in the DRC, after the capital of Kinshasa. Like the Dondo Orphanage, the local community has wanted to build an orphanage on this site for many years to address the orphan status problem, but there have never been funds available. Like in Cambine, the Lubumbashi orphanage would be part of a compound with schools, a church and a medical facility immediately adjacent. The project will house over 80 children when complete and the cost will be approximately 200K USD. We have received a budget and are in the process of translating it before posting here – check back soon for more information. If your church or other organization would like to learn how to lead fundraising to develop a covenant relationship with this project, please contact Wayne Lavender at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IRAQ – SULIMANYAH
In 2011, Dr. Wayne Lavender accepted a teaching assignment at the University of Human Development in the Kurdish city of Sulaymaniyah, Iraq. During his time there, he established a chapter of the Foundation 4 Orphans. Wayne worked with university students from his university and colleges nearby to create a mentor program for orphans and vulnerable children in Iraq where ongoing wars and conflicts continue to claim many lives. F4O continues to work throughout the region—and has expanded its mission from mentoring children in need to visiting refugee camps for those fleeing either the Syrian regime or areas overrun by ISIS.
The situation is different in Iraq than it is in Africa: instead of construction of orphanages, many orphans in Iraq have extended families ready and able to take them into their care. Yet these orphans are still vulnerable children and benefit tremendously from mentorship programs.
Children’s House of Hamden
The children’s House of Hamden has served orphans in Connecticut since 1833! We partner with them to support orphans and vulnerable children right here in the United States of America. For more information visit there website here!