Serve Africa envisages a Liberian society where the quality of life is improved for every child. This means every should be able to eat nutritional meals, sleep well, stay healthy, and acquire quality education in a safe environment that is guided by Christian values. The goal is to reproduce Christian youth who will become instruments of positive influence and spiritual change. Thus, Serve Africa has embarked on building Hope Centers across Liberia. Each center will comprise of homes for dwelling, school, church, and a clinic. We consider this approach as most holistic and practical in our effort to break the cycle of poverty for orphans and underprivileged children.
COMPOSITION The Hope Center comprises of a home (dormitories), a worship center (church), a school (vocational), and a clinic.
FUNCTION: The Center will improve life quality for orphans and underprivileged children through providing access to family, education, spiritual support, and healthcare.
Home and family support – the center will serve as a home while providing presence, care, comfort, and physical and spiritual support to orphans.
School/Life Skills – formal classroom education and vocational skills will be provided to hundreds of children and youth, both residential based and those from the neighboring communities.
Spiritual Support – a church will be established at the center to enhance spiritual development.
Healthcare - a clinic will be built to serve residents, students, and deserving neighbors.
Short-term Pastor's Training - the center will provide accommodation and training facilities for field based church planters and pastors.
Mission Teams - the center will provide accommodation for short term and long term mission teams.
BACKGROUND: Of three West African countries hit by Ebola in 2015, Liberia was the worst affected with at least 5,000 recorded deaths. In September 2014, UNICEF reported that nearly 4,000 children have lost both parents. The report also revealed that thousands of children would continue to live under devastating circumstances due to the loss of their parents. Addressing this need has been a matter of dire concern to many, including Serve Africa. In 2015, Serve Africa launched an outreach which has been helping to restore the lives of hundreds of kids victimized by Ebola and poverty.
However, in an effort to improve and increase the quality of services being provided to these orphans, Serve Africa has embarked on building a HOPE Center (residential facilities).