EDUCATION and DISCIPLESHIP
As a result of operating orphanages and children’s homes in SE Asia for over 18 years, EF has realized that the only way to advance in a third world country is through a good education. Having all our orphanages in rural areas, where access to good schooling is very limited meant that our kids were getting a subpar education. In SE Asia, it is crucial that children attend good schools since an early age in order to maximize their chances to enter a good university. Consequently, most of our rural graduates, unfortunately, have never come out of the cycle of poverty due to a lack of a quality education.
With this in mind, EF has decided to begin a new model by starting an orphanage in an urban area of Chiang Mai and sending our students to the best schools possible. We started Mango House in May 2012, and currently have 36 children. In 2015, we finished phase 1 of our building project to meet our growing needs as well as to meet all the legal requirements as an orphanage. In 2017, we started phase 2 of our building project to build much needed classrooms as well as living areas to increase our capacity to 50 children. As of July, 2018 we are about 90% finished and we hope to finish by August, 2018. For more information about our building project, click here.
To grow spiritually mature...to be able to discern God's leading for our lives.
To be adored by God
and to love Him with
all our hearts.
N-ever give up
To persevere in the
life that God has called
us to live.
To experience the grace of God and be willing to extend that grace to others.
To simply obey God
when His will is made
known to us.
In 2015, we finished the first phase of our new Mango House and in 2018, we finished our last phase by finishing our new girl’s dormitory. We have added much needed dormitory to adequately house our children, to separate boys and girls and to have room to add more children that God will send our way. We currently house about 40 children and staffs but now we can plan to add more in 2019. (Our ideal capacity is about 60.) We have also added 3 more classrooms and another guest house to be able to host more guests and teams.
Please continue to pray for us as we try to meet the always growing needs of our children at Mango House!