Orphans in Liberia are at risk of violence including physical and emotional abuse, sexual harm and exploitation, and neglect or deliberate deprivation. Orphans and underprivileged children who have experienced psychosocial distress are also at risk of negative impacts on their learning, relationship building and – ultimately – their ability to thrive as an adult member of society. We focus our attention on prioritizing these children and families and work with them and their communities to highlight protection so that together we can limit the negative outcomes they face.

Approximately 8,000 children in Liberia lost one or both parents to the Ebola Virus, and are now orphans. Worst of all, many of them are left to grow up with no adult support, family, or place to stay. They worried daily of where their next meal will come from. They lack safe drinking water, clothes, shoes and educational opportunities.

In November 2017, Delano King Foundation established an orphan’s program to provide support to families who are struggling to put meal on the table and are voluntarily raising children of relatives who have passed. Our program addresses the greatest needs of families who are struggling to put meal on the table and are financially under the burden of caring for additional children (orphans). Our motivation came from Matthew 25:40 ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ While this motivation was necessary it was also challenging.

An Orphan’s Story of Survival

At the height of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, 9-year-old Mercy Kennedy watched as the ruthless virus ravaged her mother. She was shunned by her community, Mercy was left with nowhere to go and only her  brother, Harris, by her side. A country still recovering from 14 years of civil war, Ebola posed a new threat to children with challenges never seen in Liberia before. Children face stigma if parents or siblings contract the disease, or they are shunned if they get it themselves and are fortunate enough to survive.

Every day, Delano King Foundation Help to change orphans lives. 

The Delano King Foundation works to change the level of care that orphans receive in institutions across Liberia, so every orphan knows just how loved they are! We works to support the orphan population by constructing orphanage to provide moral, emotional, psychological, spiritual, physical, Educational and housing support. We are dedicated to promote, support, and advocate for justice both socially and economically for orphans. To achieve these ambitious goals for orphans and less fortunate children, their families and communities, we work to share the unconditional love of Jesus Christ with children and families. However, when violence does occur, we respond by ensuring children and families receive the physical and spiritual support they need to recover. We do this by:

  • Strengthening families, children and caregivers with God’s love;
  • Providing nutritional meal, health care, educational support, and psychosocial support to children and families.
  • Empowering out-of-school youth, through informal education, life skills courses, and vocational training.
  • Working with communities and families to help keep children in family-based care to reduce separation
  • Providing spiritual, physical, and psychosocial support services to children and families who have experienced various forms of violence or exploitation.
  • Supporting education, social and emotional healing through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Providing safe places for children to learn the unconditional love of Jesus Christ, play, socialize and express themselves as they rebuild their lives. Christ Friendly Environment serve as a protective mechanism from abuse and psychosocial distress helping children during crises.

Orphans Support

November 2017, Delano King Foundation shipped boxes with  food, clothing, footwear, Holy Bibles, Educational Supplies including but not limited to notebooks, pen, pencil, pencil sharpeners, erasers and toiletries. Over 300 orphans and other less fortunate children in 72nd Paynesville benefited from our donationsWe believe through the generosity of donors and the help of volunteers, we will be able to supply enough food to orphans, street children to help improve the statistics of hunger among the most vulnerable population of Liberia.

An Orphan’s Story Of Survival

give the gift of hope. you can help restore hope to the hopeless.

Your monthly support to our orphan’s program will help ensure orphans receive the elevated loving care they need to thrive, and it will allow us to be the hands and feet of hope to orphans in need all around the world. This means that orphans will have access to daily Scripture reading, healthy food, medical care, education, and 24/7 loving care they need to grow up happy and healthy. This is truly life changing, and sadly, is not the norm in Liberia’s Orphanages.