Every 30 seconds 2 children become orphans. There are more than 100 millions orphans worldwide. There are an estimated 65 million orphans in Asia alone.
It is hard to grasp such large numbers, but if you had just the Asian orphans hold hands in a line, the line would go around the entire earth. If you were to follow that line of orphans holding hands, driving 60 mph, passing 1700 children per minute, you could drive 24 hours a day, mile after mile, hour after hour, day after day, nonstop, for over 17 days, and you would still see orphans holding hands.
These children are hungry, lonely and afraid. They have holes in their clothes and tattered shoes (if they have clothes and shoes). They feel cold, sad and forsaken.
The Orphanage Project’s vision is to transform the lives of these abandoned children. Our goal is to take these children in, care for them, clothe them educate them and love them. Our goal is to provide these children with a clean, safe, and nuturing environment. But we do not want to just stop there.
The vision of The Orphanage Project is to one day have a self-sustaining community consisting of a children’s home, orphanage, school, university, training center, women’s shelter, elderly person’s home, place of worship, hospital, library, park, play fields, technology center, shops, and other facilities that help a community to succeed. Our vision is to one day establish such communities all over the world.
The first step has already been taken. We are in the process of leasing 1/2 an acre of land approximately 40 kilometers away from the heart of New Delhi.