Vulnerable Children: Our Stories
If I look at the mass, I will never act. If I look at the one I will. ―Mother Teresa
Most of us, when honest with ourselves, will acknowledge that our lives were shaped, at some point, by someone who took the time and effort to pour something into our lives. This might have been a parent, teacher, community leader, etc. The vulnerable children we seek to help are not typically afforded this luxury.
In poverty stricken areas parents struggle daily to care for their children. Often the parents are very sick or dying due to AIDS, an injury, TB, or another disease. This tragedy creates child headed households. It is exactly what it sounds like, children trying to provide for children. There also are many young girls who are rescued from desperate situations where they are running from being married off too young, escaping FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), being rescued from child labor or child trafficking, or an abusive situation.
Just One has chosen to partner with John and Dorcus at Lenkai Christian School and Rescue Center, and Phoebe at Salem Orphanage to see these precious children cared for, loved, educated, and set on a path for a hope-filled future that will bring about a change for the next generation. We are choosing to start with the children in front of us, will you join us?
Just One is committed to partnering with teachers, education officers, parents, local leaders, and government officials who also desire to make a difference in the lives of those in need. With your help, we can see MORE than JUST ONE of these children become teachers, doctors, farmers, pilots, scientists, and future leaders.
Who made a difference in your life? Will you make an impact in Just One life?
Lucy and Teresa
These sisters were orphaned instantly when their parents were murdered during pre-election violence in 2008. Their lives would have looked very different if it wasn’t for Mama Phoebe and Salem Orphanage who took them in and cared for them. Both girls are in primary school and are very bright students. They are leaders at the orphanage and they help out in so many ways to care for the other children. They have the most beautiful smiles and enjoy playing games, singing and dancing. We can’t imagine our lives without them!