Vulnerable Children's Fund (All Vulnerable Children's Ministries)
About Our Partner
Outreach believes that all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential to the benefit of a better world. This statement means access to basic services and understanding global situations facing children everywhere. Over 150 million children in the world live on the streets or in absolute poverty. These children are vulnerable, many without loving caregivers, living in unhealthy environments, traumatized. The majority are in urban centers of developing countries in Africa and in refugee camps or IDPs, but there are also street children in Brazil, Haiti, and many other parts of the world. These children suffer from health problems ranging from cholera to tuberculosis to HIV/AIDS. They are exposed to a variety of toxic substances. They are faced with mistreatment and abuse. Many have inherited the name “invisible children” with no right to protection. They face numerous risks ranging from lack of identification to inadequate protection resulting in exploitation through trafficking and forced labor. The Whole Childcare plan is a comprehensive approach to caring for these children that addresses the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual life of a child, recognizing that every child is created in God’s image. The ultimate focus is on value and dignity for children and families.
Previous gifts to the Vulnerable Children’s Fund enabled The Outreach Foundation to support orphans and vulnerable children in Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Kenya through feeding programs, education, and medical care services. Funds for this project also enabled Outreach to organize the first Transforming Child Care seminar for home managers in Nairobi-Kenya in partnership with the Presbyterian Church of East Africa. The process of deinstitutionalizing the children has started. More seminars are needed in other parts of Africa to bring awareness and transform caring communities.
The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $50,000 for the Vulnerable Children’s Fund.