At Kidsworld our first priority is to care for Street children by sheltering, feeding, clothing, educating and taking care of their physical needs & any health issues they may have.
Our next priority is to do something about their future, which we do through trade and life skills training. In this way we not only take care of their immediate needs, but help prepare and equip them practically, physically as well as spiritually for life.
Our third priority is to integrate Street Kids & orphans into the communities they’re in. This we accomplish through our shared Community Development Projects through which we help alleviate poverty by initiating and facilitating training projects together with local community groups & leaders.
These training projects include handicraft, trade skills, agricultural training as well as commercial training & micro financing opportunities, focusing on the areas where our Street Kids Centers are.
Finally, and a fundamental objective of the Kidsworld Centers, is the fostering and housing of Street Kids with the families in those communities in which the Street Kids are, yet without making any additional demands on the host families’ resources,by providing the necessary support and assistance.
The primary aim of the Kidsworld Centers and Projects are to give Street Kids
real hope for a real future through care, education and skills training.
Our centers and projects therefore cover most every aspect of their development,
from Nursery School up to young adults finding their first employment.
Whilst the Kidsworld Centers are involved with the daily needs such as
feeding, clothing, housing, education and health care, the projects
are particularly aimed at Life Skill Training at all ages and
levels, starting as young as Nursery School training.
Projects and project activities therefore include …
Schooling …… from primary level upwards
Adult education … for the older generation
Extra mural …….. activities and assistance
Trade skills …….. Handicraft and carpentry
Sewing …. dress design & Garment making
Cooking .. Nutrition and Physical education
Musical training … incl. sound engineering
Agricultural ….. and other farming projects
In 2004 we were able to get the use of an abandoned home,
and although the building was not really all that suitable,
its roof did not leak, the doors and windows were secure
and there was a water well outside we could restore.
At last a safe environment where we could look after the kids,
& start working on projects together with the local community
through which to feed, clothe, school & house the kids
… with the community, and in the community!
2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2013
Many years on and not only have ‘our kids’ grown and
developed in stature, but they have also become
assets in their communities where they are!
Kidsworld is involved with the conceptual and development planning of all our Kidsworld Street Kids Centers.
At the same time we are also responsible for the necessary administrational, financial and structural supervision.
Every Kidsworld Centre cares for between 10 and 20 street children, at the same time offering life skill training to between 5 and 10 of the older street children as well as un-married mothers from the local community on a regular basis.
Kidsworld not only initiates the centers but assists with the overall planning, skills training, project management as well as the childrens daily needs, including their feeding, clothing, housing, education and health care, thereby ensuring that all our children are not only properly looked after
but fully cared for in every aspect of their growth and development.
The individual Kidsworld Centers are also encouraged to work closely together and to cooperate with each other, sharing experiences, sharing knowledge and in particular also sharing project skills.
As our centers are community based, shared knowledge and human relationship skills are extremely important,
and therefore cooperation on all levels is encouraged.
Some time before the foundation of the earth (or there abouts), the Father said to Jesus, ‘I want to create some children for myself!’
Jesus said, ‘That sounds like a great idea, but if they are to be children of yours, they are going to have to be real special!’
‘You are right’ the Father said, ‘and that is why my plan is that they should be just like you, Jesus!’
Jesus said, ‘That’s wonderful! However Father, have you given it enough thought, because for them to be true children of yours, they are going to have to be able to decide for themselves!’
The Father said, ‘Yes I know, could be tricky, but unless we do that, why even start!’
Jesus said, ‘Well I think it is a wonderful plan and opportunity to live out what is in us, agape, the very thing that you are Father!’
So the Father replied, ‘Let’s do it, let’s express what is in us, because what is in us is the fullness of life, and is more than enough to be able to counter any challenge, as Lucifer found out!’
‘I like that, and I will be there to help you make it possible Father!’
Just there the Holy Spirit interjected, saying ‘Do you realize how unpredictable children are?’
‘Yes we do,’ they answered.
‘And do you realize what it is going to take to bring them up, to teach them to make the right decision, and to stand by that decision?’
‘Yes we do, and that is why we have decided to give you the job!’
‘The job to help, teach, guide and show our children, not just what to do and choose, but also those things to come, so that they will be prepared for life, so they will know how to receive life and walk in it, that life that Jesus will restore to them when they fail!
The Holy Spirit smiled and said, ‘Thought there was a catch somewhere, but I think it is a great plan anyway!’
So having agreed together, God said
‘Let Us make man in Our image and according to Our likeness …!’