Stephen Ucembe serves as an advisor to the Faith to Action Initiative, a coalition of organizations focused on promoting best practices in care for orphans and vulnerable children. He grew up in an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya and founded the Kenya Society of Care Leavers to support and empower others who grew up in institutional care.

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Christians Must Help End the Orphanage Era

by Stephen Ucembe 08-09-2021

Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2019. Arrangement of beds in an orphanage.

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other world organizations announced that over 1.5 million children had already been orphaned because of COVID-19, with more losses likely to come. Those precious souls are in desperate need of support, but not the kind Christians typically give. Around the world, devastation is caused by the institutionalization of children in residential schools and orphanages. Sadly, these institutions across the globe are often financially supported by American churches and charitable Christians who are unaware of their limitations and risks.