Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Surf’s Up: Why Toby is an Overcomer

June 4, 2019

By Amy Townsend, Dream Centre Co-Director (June 1, 2019) “Toby” is a grade 4 learner at Star of the Sea. He is Congolese and his family speaks French in the home. Both parents work very long hours in the tourist industry. He faces many life challenges beyond school. Toby is one of the first kids at […]

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ER Canada: Beacon of Light

April 1, 2019

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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MCH Kids Embark on Right of Passage

March 11, 2019

Remember your teen years? If you’re like most people, you worked really hard to figure out who you were and where you were headed – all while filled with teenage angst and confusion. Now add to that mix that you live in a children’s home because of abandonment, abuse, neglect or a tragedy that left […]

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Learn, Love, Live in South Africa this Summer

February 12, 2019

Are you interested in serving overseas? Do you love children? Do you seek a life-changing, cross-cultural experience? If yes, then check out ER’s Summer Intern Program in South Africa! During this 10-week intensive outreach opportunity you will live in community with like-minded people, serve at ER’s South Africa Dream Centre, and visit amazing scenery like Table […]

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NAPACOR City Kids

Find Your Life-Changing Experience With ER

July 18, 2018

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications So you’ve heard about short-term volunteering overseas and you’re intrigued. But, you wonder, where in the world should you go and how can you make a real impact? Fortunately for you, we have the solution to your dilemma –  connect with Extreme Response in the Philippines, Ecuador or South Africa. Our […]

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JT’s Breakthrough: 100 Books Read

November 15, 2017

By Amy Townsend, South Africa Dream Centre Amy and Ron Townsend oversee ER Africa’s South Africa Dream Center (DC). Here, Amy shares this heartfelt update about JT, a young student who attends our after-school program. At the beginning of this school year, he was going into grade 2 and didn’t recognize the alphabet. He couldn’t write […]

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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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ER Volunteer Invents ‘The Shoe That Grows’

July 15, 2017

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications After graduating from college, Kenton Lee thought he might become a missionary. He wanted to help people, especially kids, and set out on a journey to discover his life course. Having grown up in the small town of Nampa, Idaho, Kenton, did not have much experience with international travel and […]

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Malnourished Mel Overcomes the Odds

February 20, 2017

By John and Gela Basiwa, Manila Children’s Home When Mel* was rescued from the streets at age nine, he was underweight and had severe health issues. Having spent years on the street with his family, he was diagnosed with primary complex disease, a precursor to tuberculosis. Mel’s outlook was bleak. The third of four children, […]

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Toto’s Redemption

February 10, 2017

By John and Gela Basiwa, Manila Children’s Home Ten-year-old Toto* was angry when he showed up at the Manila Children’s Home (MCH) three years ago. So angry, in fact, that he fought with the other boys and even his own siblings. At one point, Toto got ahold of a knife and threatened another boy. Then, […]

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