In cooperation with our brick and mortar initiative we are launching a $1.00/day = 3 meals a day per child or $30.00 a month per child. Our goal is:
The Need: They are currently only getting 1 meal/day.
The Goal: 3 meals/day.
The Cure: $1.00 a day.
There are 165 million orphans around the world. UNICEF estimates are from 143 million to 210 million orphans worldwide, but these numbers do not include the millions who are abandoned nor the sold and trafficked children.
To put the enormity of this social ill into perspective as of April 30, 2016, the United States which is the third most populous country in the world, has a total resident population of 323,730,000, making the number of orphans worldwide about half the population of the US.
Every day 5,760 more children become orphans. Approximately 250,000 children are adopted annually, but each year 14.5 million children grow up as orphans and age out of the system by age sixteen-eighteen. Each day, 38,493 orphans age out. Every 2.2 seconds another orphan ages out with no family support and no place to call home.
Studies have shown that 10% – 15% of these children commit suicide before they reach age eighteen. These studies also show that 60% of the girls become prostitutes and 70% of the boys become hardened criminals.
Another study reported that of the 15,000 orphans aging out of state-run institutions every year, 10% committed suicide, 5,000 were unemployed, 6,000 were homeless and 3,000 were in prison within three years.
An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked every year; Two million children, the majority of them girls with the average age of 14, are sexually exploited in the multibillion-dollar commercial sex industry. The horror that these girls face is beyond comprehension. They need our help!
During our visit to Nairobi, Kenya we had the opportunity to share with them. Although their classrooms were small and crowded spaces, you could see in their eyes how eager and hungry they were for learning. Their shiny and happy faces let us know how hopeful they felt with our visit. Here we share a short VIDEO in which they express a poem about difficult childhood.
We are passionate about this cause because there is a real need in our youth in orphanages. Moore Family Foundation started a Youth-Life Skills with IT initiative to train orphans with the life and technology skills needed to succeed.
At 16-18 years of age, they must be out of the orphanage. If they don’t have the skills to work, studies show two-thirds end up on the streets, in jail, or worse. Rather than leaving them to chance we are teaching them business, entrepreneurial, technical, relational and other skills so they can have a job fixing computers, building websites and a host of different in demand job and life skills. It is essential that they have these life skills and job skills to bridge them after their time in the orphanage.
We love to become a Father to the Fatherless, so we take them to pro basketball, baseball and soccer games. The PR National Baseball team is doing clinics for the boy’s home we support. The look on the kids’ faces when they are at the games is priceless. I weep especially knowing their stories of abuse and suffering. We love these kids.
"We are not called to be good . We are called to be 'unbelievable'. Good and even great is to fail...our God is miraculous. To train Pastor's and our Youth to be anything less is to fail. We would fail our Call, our Mission, our Pastor's, our Youth and our Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit." - Rev. S David Moore