SIM Nigeria is making a difference in the lives of children and young people in Jos, through ‘City Ministries’. The ‘King’s Kids’ project offers vulnerable children, a new start in life by meeting their basic needs of food, shelter and an education whilst nurturing them spiritually.
Many in this program are street children, abandoned by their families. Some have been involved in or accused of occult practices and have been tortured as a result. Some have come from extremes of poverty and others are from Muslim backgrounds who have converted.
When the children first arrive they are placed in ‘Gidan Bege’, ‘House of Hope’ for six months to be nurtured, prayed for, medically examined, and taught how to look after themselves. Many receive Christ as their Saviour. They are discipled by house parents and after 6 months transfer to Children at Risk Educational Centers (CARE). The centers are designed so that children live in family units with Godly house parents.
The largest CARE Centre is Gyero where 120 children live. There is a lot of space for them to play sports and get involved in a variety of extracurricular activities.
City Ministries run their own primary school ‘Cornerstone Academy’ in Gyero where the children thrive. Once finished primary education they transfer to a transition house for secondary or vocational education depending upon their ability.
The children stay in the program until they can live independently. For some, this can be many years. Wherever possible the children are reconciled to their extended families or fostered by Christian families.
How can you help?
It costs £35 a month to care for each child. This pays for food, shelter, medical needs, education, clothing and caring parents.
Please prayerfully consider helping to bring joy to a child’s life and a chance of a better future. If you wish to donate, please use the links below.
Praise God for the amazing work that he is doing through King’s Kids to offer children an eternal hope.
for those involved in this ministry who give so much of their time, love and compassion for these children.
for God’s provision for these children in all their needs.
for peace in Nigeria, particularly in Jos.