Boarding School Projects in Ukraine
- Boarding school for blind & visually impaired
- Boarding school for children with Cerebral Palsy
- Boarding school for children with Tuberculosis
Each project will involve the provision of tools, equipment, and supplies to assist in the care and treatment of the children with these special needs. We will update this page as these projects develop.
Liberian Pastors Christmas Gift
Liberia Book Drive
To facilitate this project, Orphan Cry partnered with Compassion for African Villages (lead partner), The Robert Massaquoi Foundation, and the following Rotary International Clubs:
- Sinkor Rotary Club, Liberia
- El Cajon Sunset Rotary Club, California
- La Mesa Sunrise Rotary Club, California
- Johnson City Rotary Club, New York
Together we made a difference! More Info >>
We are sending our annual Easter parcels to orphanages and boarding schools in both locations. They include Easter candy for all, and a special message celebrating the resurrection that is the hope of our faith. These parcels help maintain our relationship in between our visits to the sites - and the children are always thrilled to open the parcels from their friends in America.
Easter Care-Paks for Russia & Ukraine
Pastors Christmas Gift
Thank you all who contributed to this special project!
Our Care-Paks allow us to stay in touch with the kids in between our visits and are full of fun items for the children, teachers, and staff. Christmas is also a wonderful time for us to remind our friends about the true meaning of Christmas. That is an integral part of our Christmas Care-Paks.
Rice Farm Assistance
In partnership with the Rotary International Foundation and the Bainbridge, NY & Sinkor, Liberia Rotary Clubs, we were able to provide a BCS
tractor and 60 Garden Weasel hoes to the Community of Hope Agriculture Project
(C.H.A.P.) in Jacob Town, Liberia, West Africa.
C.H.A.P. is the largest rice producer in the nation, but a very needy enterprise.
Cornell University is currently providing technical support on techniques for
sustainable rice production and this has already greatly improved their crop
yield and quality. Almost all the work is done by hand. The tractor
and hoes will will be a huge blessing to this non-profit food producing organization.
Status: Project is complete.
We are pleased to report that this project has been fully funded between the The Rotary Foundation, Orphan Cry International, and the Bainbridge, NY Rotary Club.
Beds for Orphan Children
Orphan Cry was able to provide 74 bunk beds, mattresses, and pillows to the Mother Blessing orphanage in Monrovia, Liberia. The staff at Mother Blessing orphanage provide loving and nurturing care, but the facility is in great need.
During a previous visit, Ken was disturbed to see the children sleeping on the concrete floor - some with blankets - and determined to change this situation. Through a partnership between Orphan Cry, the Rotary Clubs of Monrovia & Bainbridge, New York, a grant was obtained to fund 50% of the cost of this wonderful project.
Much remains to be done at this facility. The sleeping quarters need roof repairs, they are in great need of a clean water deep well, and adequate sanitation facilities.
New Clean Water Well
The well was drilled by Living Waters. Funding was provided by Mitchell Swayback Charities. Orphan Cry provided the initial needs assessment and worked diligently to bring the parties together.
While Living Waters had a crew drilling the well, they also had a ministry team onsite and provided a showing of the Jeus Film to the children, staff and community at large. Living Waters is a fantastic organization
Lori was assisted by Zhenya, a Russian lady who also has experience and knowledge in this area. Zhenya has excellent English language skills and also served as Lori's interpreter. They made an amazing team - one only God could have assembled for this very purpose.
The success of this outreach could be seen in the way that informal dialogue continued for a long time after each formal seminar. There was much sharing of experiences and strategies. Our team also learned quite a bit themselves during this outreach. It was so very well received. We were asked to come back again soon.