C.A.R.E. Africa (Children at Risk Empowered)

C.A.R.E. Africa was created to empower orphaned children through education and discipleship, and later to support widows, abandoned mothers and the unemployed in the Egbe area.  Established in 2014 by Emmanuel Salako and a SIM missionary serving with the Revitalization Project, C.A.R.E. Africa offers a number of different programs aimed at empowering children and vulnerable adults to reach their full potential.

  • Orphan Sponsorship Program
    By sponsoring orphans registered in the C.A.R.E. Africa program, children are provided with the funds to attend school. Sponsorship includes school registration, books, school supplies, medical testing and school fees.

  • Home Care
    The home care program was developed to educate caretakers to take care of an orphan in the community so the child can remain in contact with their immediate family and learn to work within their tribe. Weekly home care visits are made by C.A.R.E. Africa staff to provide education on hygiene, cleanliness, healthcare and more. Depending on the caretaker’s health and education, C.A.R.E. staff will assist with business development and finances.

  • Daycare
    CARE Africa continues to look for ways to sustain the ministry from within Nigeria. A Daycare was opened for children ages 6 months to 1.5 years of age. There is a charge for the services but financial assistance is available to those that qualify and cannot pay. The proceeds from the daycare go to CARE Africa’s monthly overhead to run the center.

    Weekly discipleship of the C.A.R.E. kids led to the AWANA Nigeria program (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed as taken from 2 Timothy 2:15). Every Monday the C.A.R.E. kids along with children in the community get together from 4pm-6pm to play games, learn about God’s Word and then have team time to discuss their lives with their leaders.

  • Seamstress & Bead Making Program
    Joining with a local seamstress and beadmakers, women are taught how to sew and make beads with the goal to learn this valuable trade so they can provide for their family. Once a woman graduates from the program, C.A.R.E. helps them establish a store with the supplies they need and educates them on business and savings.

  • Retail Stores
    Wonderful necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and handbags made by the women in the Bead Making and Seamstress Program are available to purchase on line at the Etsy Store.

    The True Vine Collection, located above the Bofard Eatery in Egbe just before the junction leading to the hospital, offers sports equipment and sports attire, along with an array of beautiful jewelry made by C.A.R.E. Africa participants displayed in hand-crafted cases.

    All proceeds of the sales goes to cover the school fees of the children sponsored through the C.A.R.E. Africa.

For More Information:
Email:  Patrice.miles@sim.org
Web:     www.iCareAfrica.org
FB:     Facebook.com/careafrica/

Egbe C.A.R.E.

CARE Africa Woman and Girl
CARE Africa Team