Christian After-School Programs
For many children in the developing world, a good education is difficult to come by. Without this, children have little hope of breaking the cycle of poverty in their homes and communities. Poor quality of teaching and curriculum, distance from school, and the inability to afford adequate supplies are a few of the factors hindering children. In many cases, public school takes place only in the morning, leaving Word & Deed the opportunity to host Christian After-School programs in the afternoon. At these programs, children receive help with their studies, are taught from the Bible, and receive a meal or a snack.
Times of sickness or injury are stressful for us in North America. For many around the world this stress is compounded by lack of accessible health care facilities. Word & Deed is privileged to be a part of several projects focused on providing accessible health care that does not ignore the deep spiritual needs of those seeking physical relief and healing.
Due to high mortality rates in many developing countries, there are millions of orphans and vulnerable children around the world. Word & Deed is able to support children through orphan care centers which serve as a base where children and their caregivers can go to receive assistance with food, education, clothing, agricultural inputs, biblical instruction, and other necessities.
Many of Word & Deed’s partners see needs in their local economies for specific skills such as sewing or agriculture skills. Those who are trained in vocations that take advantage of these opportunities are able to thrive in a way that benefits themselves, their families, and those around them.
Post-Secondary Education is something that we take for granted in North America. Several of Word & Deed’s partners have set up Higher Education Programs, giving their students the opportunity to have access to a Post-Secondary education which could dramatically change the trajectory of the student’s family tree.