What is Africa’s Children NOW?
We believe the answer to Africa’s challenges is healthy local churches engaging their communities. Africa’s Children is committed to strategically investing in and partnering with local churches to meet the needs of children.
The numbers representing the needs of children in Africa are overwhelming and paralyzing. If we think it is up to us to meet every need we will probably do nothing. But what if we were to be a part of something bigger? What if we were a part of encouraging every church, in every country to be actively involved in outreach and discipleship to every child in their community?
Conservative estimates put the number of children in Africa over 400 million, almost the size of the entire U.S. population. That’s an overwhelming, potentially paralyzing number. There is another number that we need to consider. There are currently 80,000 Assemblies of God churches across Africa. If we look at 400 million through the potential of 80,000 churches in communities all over Africa, suddenly those scary numbers begin to shrink considerably.
That’s what the Africa’s Children NOW initiative is all about. It’s about harnessing the potential of the African church to reach children. It’s about everyone doing something to see a huge change. An Africa where every child has experienced the love of Christ and chosen to follow Him is an impossible dream if we think it is all up to one church or one organization. But if we work together, each of us doing something, with God’s help the impossible dream isn’t so impossible anymore
Our challenge this year is to help Africa's Children Now with their school projects throughout the Continent.
Here are some costs for building a school that you can use to help raise funds:
Total cost to build a school $175,000
Wall around school property $20,000
Classroom (walls, doors, windows, paint, floor tile– NOT desks) $10,000
Electrical installation for entire school $7,500
Plumbing for school $5,000
Floor tile, one classroom $1000
One bathroom $500
Desk (seats two kids) $100
If you have any questions about the project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you for helping reach Africa’s Children for Jesus!!!!!
Mark "Caring" on the form to target the school projects
Africas Children Now Target Form
If you would like to build bricks in your room to visualize your giving, here are some bricks you could use.