Poverty among the minority peoples in this country is generally a result of their alienation from the mainstream society which, in turn, is caused by illiteracy, poor health, ignorance of their rights and the increasing needs of the new generation. The aim of this project is to bring hope to multiple communities by creating learning centres and running awareness/advocacy meetings, health events, and livelihood development activities. The project is also liaising with the government to ensure that local people become aware of the various citizen benefit schemes available. Where appropriate, livelihood development will be encouraged by providing tailoring classes so that community members can learn a new skill and produce clothing that can be sold at markets.
Through the efforts of our project partner the people in these communities are also being mobilised to form their own local committees for governance and management. Over time it is hoped that each location will become self-supportive with this level of community participation, so we can move to new areas.
We have already agreed to add a third location from the beginning of 2023 and we are waiting for an application from our partners to add three or four more locations in different parts of the country, because the current projects have been so beneficial.
This is a multi year project
Please note that all donations are processed by Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia.
If we receive extra funds, this will go towards next year’s target.