There are so many Fernandos and Fernandas living in orphanages.
There are so many children who get passed on from grade to grade, suffering from extreme trauma and nobody to turn to. Teachers and orphanage staff lack the special training to deal with orphan's special needs.
And only the really lucky orphanages have computers - usually, there’s only a handful of them that dozens of children have to fight for to use.
At one facility that houses orphan children, there are over 300 children in a space that fits 75. Children literally climb over other children in the middle of the night to use the restroom.
They wake up in the morning. They eat. They go to class on-site to receive an inadequate education. After school they watch tv. They eat dinner. They go to sleep. And they do it all over again the following day.
Welcome to a normal day in the life of an orphan child.
It’s a system that leaves children far behind their peers.
It’s a system that kicks children out at 18 years old when they are “no longer children” with no life skills, nobody to turn to and no hope for a bright future.
The vast majority of these orphan adults end up in the same cycle from which their parents came - on the streets, in jail, on drugs, prostitution, pregnant at an early age or a sad combination of all of these.
Help us break that cycle!
We are in conversations with many other orphanages to expand our Technology Program.
At one of those homes lives 8-year-old Sandra.
She was removed from her home and placed into the orphanage at 2 years old after years of sexual abuse by her father. She doesn’t remember any of it but the physical and emotional scars of that abuse are still felt daily.
She has extreme trauma and is significantly behind academically, psychologically, physiologically, behaviorally...you can’t begin to imagine her pain.
Our team at Create Purpose is looking forward to going in and helping Sandra and the 34 other orphans who live there.
We’ve already started our Nutrition Program at her orphanage where we work with orphanage staff to help them better prepare healthy and nutritious meals - it’s a program we designed after seeing malnourished children in practically every orphanage that we visited.
Imagine having to feed 3 meals a day to 40+ children with very limited resources. It’s not easy and normally buying healthy food isn’t an option.
On several occasions we’ve seen cereal, oatmeal or beans served 3 times a day for weeks at a time.
We help orphanage staff and cooks prepare meals that are high in nutrients that work with the budget they have.
We help orphanages put the children that they serve in a better position to properly develop as human beings.
Now that our Nutrition Program is underway at Sandra’s orphanage, it’s time to add our Technology Program.
And we want to put a laptop in Sandra’s hands and give her the Opportunity to excel.