“There is simply no way to overcome poverty, starvation, and disease without educating the people.”
– Pastor Kasharu, ICF Uganda
It is estimated that more than 61 million children in Sub-Saharan Africa will not obtain a primary level education and of these children 15 million will never attend any school. As you can imagine, the opportunities for these children will be severely limited.
Our Commitment to Education
ICF is committed to making a sustainable improvement in the lives and communities that we serve. As such, providing education is a core activity. We support educational programs at all our missions. Our support ranges from primary and secondary education to technical and skills training. These programs are life-changing for the individual and their families.
In one program, located in rural Uganda, Pastor Kasharu distributes school supplies to thousands of children that would not be able to attend school without our help. These supplies include books, pencils, uniforms and even shoes. Our mission also sponsors hundreds of orphaned children in their quest for an education.
We pay for the school tuition and provide food and clothing to orphans – like the child pictured above.
Trade Schools for Practical Skills
In addition to school, ICF supports a broad range of technical/skills training within our missions. These programs include skills training in baking, sewing, farming, leathercraft, and even computer science. In the picture to the left, Pastor Gelego at My Brothers Keeper Orphanage in Liberia uses computers that were donated to ICF to provide computer classes to older students. Even a rudimentary technical education can open doors to a brighter future.
Regular giving helps us to provide education along with countless other programs promoting sustainable improvements in the lives of desperately poor children and their families. We call these donors Hope Ambassadors because they help ICF to provide hope to those who truly face life and death needs in Africa and India.
God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10
Dr. David Bruenning
See children fed, educated, and empowered.
Become a Hope Ambassador
It can be easy to skim past this verse, but the historical context of an “ambassador” brings a wealth of meaning. Such ambassadors or delegates, whether Jewish or Greco-Roman, came with the authority of the sender, in his place, to secure his interests. The reality is, God is making his appeal through us, and wants to secure His very own interests.