Why is ALO Committed to Providing Education?
Why is Asia’s Little Ones committed to helping kids in Asia Pacific get a chance to better their lives by attending school?
Because Jesus said…
43 …As they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. And Joseph and His mother did not know it; 44 but supposing Him to have been in the company, they went a day’s journey, and sought Him among their relatives and acquaintances. 45 So when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him. 46 Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. 47And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers. 48 So when they saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have You done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You anxiously.”
49 "And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”" — Luke 2:43–49 NKJV
We must be about our heavenly Father’s business too.
At Asia’s Little Ones, we believe God has made it our business to help needy children in Asia Pacific get the education they might otherwise only dream about.
Might it be your business too?
In Asia Pacific, a child without a good education is likely to continue the cycle of poverty and die too young. With an education, that same child could grow up to be a teacher, a doctor, a pastor, or even the prime minister!
Asia’s Little Ones supports ministries that make it their business to give more than a thousand children the chance of a lifetime by making it possible for them to go to school.
Still other children hope and pray for a place to learn.
Where would you be today… if you had not been able to go to school? Where would you work? How much money would you make? Would you be able to afford a home, food, that car you love, or medical care?
Too many children in Asia Pacific are unable to go to school because they are too poor or lack access.
Across Asia, only 13% of the poorest rural girls are able to finish school.
In the Philippines, only 50% of children who should be in school are enrolled.
Without an education, questions about survival will haunt these children for their entire lives. But it doesn’t have to be this way. With your help, Asia’s Little Ones is helping poor children become more than a statistic as they receive a good education that will change their lives.
This year, Happy Horizons Children’s Ranch (Cebu, Philippines) helped four young women beat the odds and graduate from college. Nelfa is one of these. Here’s her story.