After-School Programs

Beacons Of Light

October 7, 2018

Pierre and Sharon Roux traveled from South Africa all the way to Simcoe, Canada to share the incredible work they are doing with people living in settlements in their country. Pierre heads up ATAIM, a long-time ER partner operating near Cape Town and Beaufort West. Every year, ER Canada holds an annual banquet to bring […]

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First Impressions From SA: New Friends

October 3, 2018

By Mary Veltman  (Oct. 1, 2018) Mary Veltman is a short-term volunteer from Michigan who recently arrived in South Africa where she is serving at ER’s South Africa Dream Centre near Cape Town. Read her blog titled “New Friends”. I can’t believe it’s already been a full week since landing in South Africa. I have […]

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Gleaners Fills Hungry Stomachs in Manila

September 11, 2018

Youth Mobilization cares for children who live in some of Manila’s high-need areas. This ER partner’s major focus is to help provide education, but hunger constantly gnaws at the kids’ stomachs and distracts them. The solution, we’ve found, is to give these kids a hot meal. Youth Mobilization team leader Mackie Custodio recently received some […]

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School Supplies Help Manila Kids

July 23, 2018

The staff members of ER partner Youth Mobilization have big hearts for children in greater Manila who get left behind educationally. Last week Youth Mob shared “thank you” photos of children who received supplies. Notice the joy in their faces! Youth Mob’s Mackie Custodio said the funds provided through ER allowed them to provide supplies […]

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IT Tender Preps 220 Kids For School

July 6, 2018

We love it when ER partners stretch funds to meet more needs than expected. IT Tender (ITT), which serves the families living in squatter communities and settlements in metro Manila, negotiated hard to turn school funds designed to meet the needs of 164 kids into 220 kids! ITT’s John Coffey shares this: Words aren’t enough […]

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Quito Kids: This Generation is Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

June 29, 2018

Extreme Response has been serving the recycling community in the Quito Dump (AKA Zambiza Garbage Transfer Station) since 1997. We’re excited by the impact we’re witnessing, especially in the next generation. We’re seeing a huge change in self-esteem, educational achievement and entrepreneurialism. Positivity pulses through a community that was once hopeless, boosted mightily through the […]

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Teamwork: ER, God’s Little Lighthouse Provide Meals for Kids

June 13, 2018

Have you ever wondered why some kids from high-poverty communities thrive while others don’t? We believe one crucial factor is nutrition, especially among young children whose bodies desperately need healthy food to develop. While we’ve been feeding kids since 1997, we’re now working harder than ever to provide each child in our programs with one […]

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Short-Term Volunteers Needed in S. Africa

May 8, 2018

ER is expanding our after-school program in South Africa and has openings for short-term volunteers/interns. This opportunity involves instructing kids from local settlements who are in need of homework help and extracurricular activities. Volunteers would join our staff at the ER Dream Centre facility in Cape Town. Typically, volunteers commit to three months to one […]

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Bridge Team Mobilizes in South Africa

March 28, 2018

By Nick Carnill ER Africa Short-Term Teams A team from Bridge Church in Miami, Florida recently served with God’s Little Lighthouse and the Dream Centre. The team’s name is an apt metaphor for its work, for they bridged the sizable gap between South Florida and South Africa by strengthening previous established relationships and building new […]

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ER Receives Inspiring Gift of AEDs

October 9, 2017

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications (Scroll to the bottom to read a brief update on this blog.) In 2016, ER’s Brian Wallace shared an important need. “Our Quito Dump Program is growing,” he said. “One day we’ll likely have to deal with a health incident.” Brian came to Ecuador with a medical background, knowing all […]

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