Projects We Support
2016 and 2017
In 2018, proceeds from the Valentine’s Party will help local African leaders care for their communities – equipping them to respond to specific local needs: women recovering from a life on the streets, orphans dealing with the trauma of war, students learning community development skills, and much more.
Study Bibles for Pastors
2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
More than 2 million pastors in Africa have never received even one hour of Bible training, according to The Center for World Missions. And many do not own a Bible. African Leadership has been in Africa since 1992, with the philosophy that Africans should train Africans, right where they live. We want to provide study Bibles as the basis for their educational training. African Leadership today has more than 8,000 students enrolled in its Common Ground Academy, which is a two-year seminary-like training taught in their communities. We are hoping to provide several thousand Bibles with the help from a matching grant offered to African Leadership.
Orphan Care in Lizulu, Malawi
2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009
The Lizulu Orphan Care project is an expansion of a community effort which has been helping care for orphans for about ten years. The project is in a rural community where the average household lives on less than 75 cents per day. About 3,000 orphans, who have lost one or both parents, live in the community. The few surviving parents are often sick, and if healthy, are overwhelmed by the needs of those around them. See below to read a few bio’s of orphans we serve in Lizulu.
The project provides food, clothing, blankets, medical and spiritual care and education for 500 orphans. The orphans will continue to live in homes in the community, enabling both the children and the surviving adults to retain dignity as well as a sense of belong to a family.
Vocational School in Kibera, Kenya
Kibera is a slum on the edge of Nairobi where a million people are unimaginably poor. But worse, they lack the prospect of a better future. The crime rate is high, as hopelessness drives even the bright, diligent young people to desperation.
Land had been given for an eight classroom Vocational School . This facility has the capacity to train up to 180 students per year in computer skills and the practical fields of welding, tailoring, accounting, auto mechanics, woodworking, electrical training and catering/cooking.
African Leadership was working diligently to provide the bulk of more than $200,000 needed to make this school a reality. It was the desire of Fabulous Friends for Africa to provide the final funds to give these young people a chance to know the joy of fulfilling work, and a better life. By providing job skill training and a job, the whole dynamics change. Education will empower the individual now and for generations to come.
Daycare Centre in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa
In the slum of Khayelitsha in Cape Town, South Africa, the funds from the Fabulous Friends party financed construction of a daycare center, “a gateway program to reach the community” for the gospel. The Lord gave the founder, Young Ohm, a vision of daycare centers where mothers could leave their children and trust they would be alright, even know that they would be loved and cared for. He envisioned a place where the Gospel could be shared with children. This facility has become a multipurpose facility: daycare and soup kitchens during the week; children’s church on Saturdays; a place to get kids involved with soccer programs; jobs for the community; and youth church on Sunday. Pastor Ohm says, “If you lose the children in a society, you lose the whole society. So we teach them about God so they know about him at a young age and as they go off to school. This changes the whole society.”
Microfinance at Village of Hope, Gulu, Uganda
The Village of Hope (VOH) is a place for young women who were abducted at age 14 years or younger by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and forced to live as wives and sex slaves, and returned to find their families murdered and themselves a societal outcast. VOH provides them with a safe home, education, counseling, and care for both them and their children. This African Leadership project empowers women to overcome past abuse, and develop job skills, offering small business micro-loans and childcare facilities, so they may work and support their families.