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THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN IN EGYPT ARE CONSIDERED "AT-RISK" - KIDS WHOSE PARENTS ARE ILL, HAVE LIMITED ACCESS TO EDUCATION, LIVE IN VOLATILE NEIGHBORHOODS, OR ARE UNSUPERVISED BECAUSE THEIR CARETAKERS WORK LONG HOURS. THE SAME IS TRUE IN MANY COUNTRIES RESTRICTED OR CLOSED TO CHRISTIANS THROUGHOUT EASTERN AFRICA.

Under any other circumstances, Ramez would be considered a curious and active five-year-old. But given the challenges his family faces, he was considered to be one of the thousands of at-risk children.

Because Ramez's father is a deaf and speechless mute, considered by society to be unemployable, his mother has to work long hours every day to support her husband and two sons, and struggles to care for Ramez and Medhat, his older brother who is deaf. Despite his mother's efforts to place him in a preschool or childcare program, Ramez was always kicked out because of his conduct. With no adult supervision, Ramez spent most of his time in the streets, losing some of his innocence while picking up abusive language and violent behaviors. He was on track for a life of crime and abuse.

But Ramez and the thousands of at-risk children like him, are on the hearts of LIA’s local church partners. And LIA is called to walk alongside these church partners to meet the needs of these children in a sustainable way.

Come alongside LIA as we Transform. Together.

Help us equip the local church to meet the needs of the most vulnerable and create lasting transformation in their communities.

Help us give these children the chance of having a fulfilling childhood, and transforming their futures.

  • $624 will enable two families to learn the skills and tools necessary to provide for themselves next year
  • $416 allows one child to participate in an OVC program and receive shelter, food, education and medical care for all of 2015

  • $1,150 will train an entire church on how to implement transformational development programs in their community
  • $133 will enable one LIA team member to walk alongside and support two churches for a month