Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Announcing the Next Radical Crafts Ministry

I'm so excited to tell you about the next ministry we'll be supporting with all proceeds from the 
Radical Crafts shop

Equip + Empower + Educate
impoverished youth in developing countries

E3 Kids International's goal is to empower orphans and impoverished youth, focusing on education for orphans. They support schools in Africa started by locals with a desire to improve their community. As a U.S. based non-profit organization, they focus their efforts on partnering with local community members.  

"We are committed to investing in the education of children, because once they are empowered and are equipped with the necessary skills, free from the physical and emotional trap of poverty, they will continue to positively impact their communities."

This organization was founded by Carol Turner, a dear friend of my family and a woman with a heart burdened for these African children.  Carol and the other members of the E3 Kids Board of Directors seek to accomplish education goals by meeting children's needs while developing educational programs and building projects. 

There are two main means of ministry and support needed:  1) Their child sponsorship program helps their school partners provide meals, clothes, and tuition to needy students. 2) Their project sponsors help E3 Kids provide supplemental education programs and finish building projects.

Right now E3 Kids is supporting the Mikindani Royal Kids School in Mombasa, Kenya. Since the school´s beginnings its founders and directors, Ngao and Grace Mazira, have envisioned showing children the love of God, with a view to raising up future leaders. Under the Maziras´ leadership, Royal Kids School is a living, vibrant example of God´s compassion to the surrounding community in Mombasa.

I will be posting regular updates and more information on this ministry in the coming days and weeks, and I would encourage you to take a couple of minutes to look around their website and subscribe to their blog I am so blessed by the daily posts with pictures of the kids and staff, showing the vibrant ministry of the school.

The proceeds from the shop will support E3 Kids starting on February 1st.  
Until then the shop will continue to benefit my brother and sister-in-law's adoption fund.

P.S. - Don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY!

1 comment:

  1. What a neat thing you are doing, Catherine! Thank you for inspiring & challenging me!