It would be a shame if we raised our kids up until their high school graduation and then left them to figure things out on their own. We are committed to helping them reach their God-given dreams.
Once our older students complete high school, they transition out of the My Father's House family homes and move into one of our College-to-Career homes with some of their other siblings (similar to a dorm or apartment). Since there is no mama to supervise them (although each home has two student leaders), they learn to delegate chores and share house responsibilities as they each manage their own college and university schedules.
There are currently 36 students in our College-to-Career program and we expect that number to grow to 44 by early 2021.
We are currently renting two three-bedroom homes, one for the boys and one for the girls. Because of the growing number of students who are graduating high school and pursuing higher education, we need to secure a more permanent housing solution for them to live in community with one another as they pursue their studies.
We have recently found a property in Zambia that is large enough to build several more College-to-Career homes to accommodate our current and future students as they pursue their education and career goals. The total cost for the land, construction, and outfitting of the purpose-built facilities to accommodate 44 students is $325,500. Praise God, we have already received $40,275 in donations and pledges towards these needs!
Will you contribute towards the remaining $285,225 needed to provide this permanent housing option for these older students?
We support our students as they pursue university, college, and skills-training degrees and certifications.
We encourage our students to give back to others in the community as they grow in their walks with God.
We equip our students with the necessary life skills to become self-managed young adults.
We champion our students to become the blessings they were created to be.
The "firstborn" of our large family, Lubasi was just six years old when he lost his mother and along with her, any hope for his future.
Today, Lubasi has graduated from law school and is living in his own apartment as he pursues his dream to become a lawyer in Zambia! What a joy to see how God fiercely advocates for the fatherless!
We desire to see all of our students pursue their God-given dreams the same way Lubasi has!
Our Oldest Student, the Lawyer