Youth Development


There's nothing like seeing a young person emerge from poverty as a true leader. That's what our youth development initiative does — it equips youth ages 12 and older with customized training and educational paths according to their own unique potential, and God-given talents and purpose.

Through the provision of our youth development initiative, students may receive assistance with formal education needs, non-formal education opportunities and income generation training.

  • Formal education includes access to secondary school, college and seminary, and preparation assistance for entrance exams.
  • Non-formal education includes vocational training, apprenticeships, assistance with job searches and computer skills, and enrichment camps and retreats.
  • Income generation training includes business skills education, the provision of equipment and materials to start businesses, and micro-enterprise opportunities.

Our prayer is that each young person finishes well in the Child Sponsorship Program, equipped with the knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors that will allow them to succeed and have a sustainable way to support themselves.

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