15-year old Stephen is learning to drive, as part of a CWR-sponsored project in South Sudan. Stephen is an orphan who participates in the Vulnerable and Orphaned Children (VOC) community development project of the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan (ECCSS). For more information on this project, which works with children who have lost their parents due to violence or HIV/AIDS, click here.
Stephen and five other teenage boys (from the 110 children participating in the project) are enrolled in a three month driving course, which will qualify them to receive licenses. While this may seem like a strange use of funds, the ability to drive is actually critical for the teens who participate in the VOC project. By learning to drive, these teenagers will be able to get jobs more easily, which will then allow them to provide financially for themselves and their families.
Community development takes on many different forms and can look very different from project to project. However, we believe that each partner we have and each project we support is used by God in a unique way to transform our broken and hurting world.