Our Core Beliefs
- God designed the family. He patterned the church after the family. God sent his son so that we could be a part of His family.
- Children thrive when they grow up in a family. The family is the most important unit in the community. Strong families mean strong communities.
- Poverty and lack of resources are not reasons for a child to be separated from their family and put into an orphanage.
- Decades of research have established that children who grow up in institutionalized care have significant disadvantages from children who grow up in families. This includes higher risk for suicide, criminal behavior, susceptibility to trafficking, poor education, and less job success.
- It is time for a shift from orphanage based care to family based care in developing countries. This means funneling our time and resources towards developing family and community programs designed to keep families together.
- To decrease the number of vulnerable children in Arusha through innovative assistance programs designed to strengthen the family unit. Strong families equal strong communities.
- To empower the community to grow and develop through education and outreach.
- To increase individual responsibility and decrease reliance on external assistance. Ultimately, all of our programs will lead to independence.
- To lead the transformation in the framework of care for vulnerable children from orphanage based care to family based care.