At Lift the Children our mission is to seek out the world’s most destitute children and provide them with the necessities, training, and inspiration they need to develop, grow, and become self-sufficient.

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Our founder, John Volken, being presented with the Dalai Lama Humanitarian Award

On October 21, 2014, His Holiness the Dalai Lama honoured our founder John Volken for his compassion and contribution to creating social change and changing lives.

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We help the most destitute children, the poorest among the poor

The children we serve in Africa have no family to turn to, and nowhere else to go. They are orphaned, lonely, sick, and without hope. Sometimes babies are left at our orphanages doorsteps. They are taken in and provided with shelter, food, education, and healthcare. We help provide them with a secure and loving home. We help prepare them for life by teaching them life-skills and self-reliance at an early age. Our goal is to help them reach their highest potential and be responsible citizens.

Lift The Children makes a solemn commitment to the children in our care

A great emphasis is placed on education. Not to do so would only provide a band-aid solution – education is the key to self-sufficiency. We help kids develop the desire and capacity to break the cycle of poverty and inspire them to become the best that they can be. When they leave the children’s home, hopefully they are well-educated and ready to meet life’s challenges. They will become the leaders of the next generation. They will help make their country and Africa self-sufficient.



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Lift the Children’s Commitment:

Lift the Children is committed to the strategy “of reorienting the agricultural & farming system currently in use in Africa towards methods of food production that are highly productive, highly sustainable and that contribute to the progressive realization of the human right to adequate food”

Where we are helping In Africa

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