Aging out

Here is something I read on http://www.orphanepidemic.com/. They talk about 38,000 orphans aging out of the system everyday. 38,000! Whoa. Where do these children go? What happens to them? Orphanages are definitely needed but are solutions for these children who they have to leave, when they don’t get adopted. I’m thinking there are already organizations working on such solutions. But I’m also thinking that more could be done. Just something to get you guys thinking.

The orphan epidemic refers to the fact that there are over 143 million orphans in the world, about 5,000 are children are orphaned each day, and 38,000 orphans age out (forced out) of orphanages where 90% or them either fall into crime, prostitution, slavery, or suicide.

Our mission is to bring awareness in the next generation of the need for orphan care. We believe that the next generation is poised for a massive groundswell to make a difference in caring for orphans. We want to see generations of orphans rise up as disciples of Christ so that they may take hope to the hopeless.

Awareness

Meeting the needs of orphans is not the goal, but just the beginning. Every 2.2 seconds, an orphan ages out (is forced out) of an orphanage. Over 38,000 children age out each day. Orphan Epidemic is about bringing awareness to the need for spiritual growth and life skill development of orphans, especially those who are at risk of aging out. We want to engage the next generation in the United States and educate them of the orphan epidemic at hand.

Action

Once we bring awareness to the orphan epidemic, we want to convert that awareness into action. We want to mobilize people by connecting them to our partners to go and put their hand and feet to work by being knee-to-knee and eye-to-eye with orphans and spiritually disciple them and develop their life skills so that those orphans may in turn bring hope to the hopeless. This action must be in place so that these orphans would in turn take the hope of Christ to the hopeless.

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