After-School Programs

Nutrition Fruition

December 9, 2018

A nutrition project months in the making came to fruition on Nov. 17 in San Clemente, CA. ER staff members have been working with two like-minded organizations on a big project – providing nutritious meals for vulnerable people in Malawi. ER’s Russ Cline shares: “Last Saturday, 121 volunteers gathered in San Clemente, CA to pack […]

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Dream Centre Brightens His World

November 29, 2018

By Alyssa Carrel, ER Staff Writer (Nov. 19, 2018) JoJo’s* world is very dim. He is one of our Grade 1 learners and among all his struggles, on this day his biggest challenge is that he battles to see because he needs to wear sunglasses to protect his eyes. JoJo comes into the Dream Centre […]

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#GivingTuesday: A Day Of Generosity

November 27, 2018

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications You know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but what about Giving Tuesday? Way back in 2012, some insightful people wanted to create a movement that matched the excitement and enthusiasm of those two popular shopping days, but with a twist. Instead of focusing on buying Christmas presents, they launched […]

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Wanted: Short-Term Volunteers

November 16, 2018

ER is expanding our after-school program in South Africa and has openings for short-term volunteers. 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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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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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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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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