Our street children outreach programs are the first contact point with street children. It is where we get to know them and to show and teach them about the love of Christ.
Through counseling street children often open up and admit that coming to the streets was a mistake and that they want to go back home to their biological families. Any child that asks to go home is resettled by one of API's social workers.
A Perfect Injustice prioritizes the resettlement of street children with their biological family. However, when resettlement is impossible, due to an abusive or neglectful family, we bring street children from our outreach program into our homes.
On the streets street children miss out on years of school, and are set even further behind their peers with trauma, neglect, drug use, and malnutrition. If they begin school again, they begin back at the level they were performing at. Often our boys were 15 years old and in 4th grade - very shaming for a teenage boy. So, we decided to start an at-home educational program with smaller classes and specialized instruction. And they are excelling!
We want to be a light to everyone that God puts in our path! He is our hope and salvation and we want to share with everyone about His goodness! We also want our boys to learn the importance of sharing the Gospel. Another ministry that we have is to the community in Bombo where our homes are located.
Internationally, it is a law that children are allowed to be in children's home until they are 18 years of age, at which point they "age out". Many children coming out of the foster care system, orphanages and children's homes having few resources at their disposal become homeless. We do not want this for any of our children!