What We Do

Love goes the distance.

We are a charitable, non-profit, non-governmental organization.  Our funds are given by people who want to make a real difference by caring for vulnerable children and training leaders in sustainable ways.

Child Sponsorship

Care for children is at the heart of our mission. We work with local national partners to provide this care and it is different in each country. We operate Care Centers in China and a girls rescue home in India – family-based care in Mongolia, Myanmar and Nepal. We provide food, clothing, medical care, and education for each child. There are many more children who have been abandoned than we are able to serve through Care Centers – and they are cared for through family-based children’s homes or foster care.

 

Education

Every child that we care for is provided an education. This is the best way to provide them with hope and break the chain of poverty that plagues their future. Even beyond primary and secondary education, we provide them with the opportunity to attend college or vocational training. We believe every child that leaves our care should have the life skills to provide for themselves and their families.

Medical Care

We provide impoverished children with life-saving open heart or cleft palate/lip surgery, as well burn repairs and rehabilitation. Most of these surgeries are conducted in China, but in an average year we will have one child come to the US. Donor hospitals are typically able to cover the costs of surgery and transportation, but there are expenses for each child such as passport, visa, etc. We ask host families in the US to take these children into their homes and provide transportation to and from their appointments. Your donations help us get these children the life-saving help they need.

 

Training

As we care for vulnerable children in each country, we are also committed to raising up leaders who will share good news through our partnerships. Local leaders themselves are committed to this and as they engage their local communities in our work they are able to train other leaders to engage in our mission. At the same time, we hope and see the children we care for step into this mission as well.

 

Sustainability

A key core value behind our efforts is sustainability.  We seek to transition all our currently dependent operations over to indigenous/local support. To do this, we have launched pilot projects in three locations in India. We are learning from these projects, will apply the lessons to other projects in coming years, and then build projects to help these other partners and communities move forward with sustainable options. This will be a long term effort but we are committed to it and are seeking other partners and supporters to join on this journey.

 

Join Us

Join us on our mission. With the help of our sponsors, partners and volunteers, we join these children on their journey through life, building community and changing the world each step of the way.

Love Goes The Distance.

Contact Us

Agape Asia Foundation
P.O. Box 4211
Chattanooga, TN 37405

dale@agapeasia.org