April 8, 2019

Making Their Dreams Come True

Because of you, Newton, Goutham, and Martin are able to obtain an education that was never possible for them! It doesn’t end there. Your donations have covered the cost of an education for 64 children like them.

These past few months The Boaz Project has had a strong focus on an education campaign. We’ve seen firsthand how the lack of education plays a huge role in the the orphan crisis and in the cycle of poverty. Being able to provide funds for education for orphans means that we better meeting the needs of our leaders, who are on the front lines, caring for these children all over the world who have been deeply affected by lack of education.

Here are stories of how the children we work with have been affected by the lack of education:

Newton, a young boy in Kenya, was abandoned by his abusive father. His mother was without an elementary education and unable to find work or care him. Thus, Newton was brought to the El Shaddai Boy’s Home.

Goutham, a young indian boy was born to very old and impoverished parents. He was sent to live with his eldest brother who was blind and could not afford to provide an education for Goutham, who was then sent to work as a rarely paid shepherd. When Goutham’s brother learned of Agape Children’s Home he asked if they would take Goutham in.

Martin, the eldest of three known siblings was raised by alcoholic grandfather who forced Martin to scavenge for food and beg. These responsibilities kept Martin from attending school and obtaining an education. Once his grandfather passed away, Martin was brought to El Shaddai Boy’s Home.

We at The Boaz Project are so thankful for you and your contribution to orphans’ education.

You have helped break cycles of poverty. You have impacted an orphan’s future. You have helped make their dreams come true.

Because of your donations and devotion to helping the education fund, Newton is a boy who loves school and aspires to be a doctor. Goutham is a brilliant student and studying in university. Martin is developing relational skills and learning of God’s love for him.

Thank you for providing education for so many deserving children.. You have changed their lives and demonstrated kindness in a tangible way!

Newton, Goutham, & Martin

1 Comment

  1. Patti Rubino says:

    Education is so significant in poverty stricken countries but even more for an orphan to see success – but not aside from Christ which the Boaz Project Gives all the credit and glory to in its provisions for education for these children.

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Learn about the mission and vision of The Boaz Project through activities such as watching an Encounter webinar, exploring our website, and following us on social media. You will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with your Orphan Advocate Training Coach, who will help you as you go through the levels.


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Utilize all of the knowledge you have gained throughout training to develop methods based on your personal experience to share the mission and vision of The Boaz Project with others. Read a portion of our first level Houseparent Trauma Training and use your unique skills to impact orphans with a special project. Completing Level 5 gives you the option to apply to become an OAT Coach and/or a Regional Coordinator for The Boaz Project.

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If I complete the five-level Orphan Advocate Training Certification, can I put it on my resume or LinkedIn profile?

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