Elijah, a boy who loves soccer and singing is one of six children. One day, while preparing dinner Elijah’s mother added poison to the food, in hopes of killing her children and relieving herself of all responsibilities. Shortly after, she left to join a cult. Elijah, his two brothers and three sisters were left in the care of their father.
Uneducated, Elijah’s father is unemployed has to rely heavily on his neighbors for food, clothing and other necessities. He lacks the means and motivation to care for his children.
As a friend of The Boaz Project, you know that Elijah’s story is unfortunately not a unique one. The lack of education greatly affects the orphan and vulnerable child and increases the chances of a child being sold into slavery. It is said that: “a child whose mother can read is 50% more likely to survive past the age of five.”*
As the year comes to an end, we are working toward the goal of providing an education for each child in our Indian and Kenyan homes. I am writing to ask you to join me in this large, but important task because by providing a child with an education we are breaking the generational cycle.
Elijah, now settled into El Shaddai’s Children’s home, studies in Manguo primary school. With an education, Elijah will no longer look to his future and see one of total dependence on others, but of freedom and independence to achieve his dreams.
Will you join me this year in impacting an orphan’s future and making their dreams come true with the gift of education?
The average cost of educating an Indian or Kenyan child for one year is $570, but it can change their life and even the trajectory of their families forever.
Elijah and many children like him are beyond grateful for anything that gives them hope and a chance for a better life. These children put in the hard work and overcome obstacles every day to better their futures. They just need some support from you and me to make it possible.
So please demonstrate kindness to orphans once again by making a generous donation today. They’re ready—eager, even—to do the hard work. They just need your helping hand. You can help orphans reach their dreams of an education by going to: www.boazproject.org/education
Believing in miracles,
The Boaz Project, Inc.
* Source: https://www.we.org/we-villages/education/