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Monday, October 4, 2010

Martha's House - Mission, Vision and Values

We have been working with Martha in Phokeng and the YWAM team to come up with a Mission, Vision and Values statement.

Martha’s House: Mission, Vision, Values

Mission Statement:
Martha's House exists to provide orphaned and vulnerable children with a Godly, supportive environment where their needs are met and they are mentored into becoming healthy, productive members of society.

Vision Statement:
This project endeavors to break the cycle of AIDS and poverty within the community of Phokeng by meeting the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of orphaned and vulnerable children.

Our goal is to see that orphaned and vulnerable child in Phokeng are:

These serve as guidelines for our conduct and behavior as we work towards our vision.

Christ - Jesus Christ loves them deeply and wants to walk with
Love - God loves them and has a future for them
Respect - Respect for themselves and others is essential
Work Ethic – A strong work ethic is the key to success
Education – Education will open doors in their future
Positive Transformation – As their lives are changed, we want them to become a catalyst for positive change in their homes and communities.

Each activity or event must in someway work towards supporting the overall Mission, Vision and Values:
Small motor skills
Problem solving
Arts and crafts
Bible lessons
Sex Ed/ Abstinence Training
Computer Training
Job Skills Training
Cooking/Nutrition Skills
Safety- Traffic safety
Expand horizons- Find out their dream and match up the kids with a mentor (spend the day in a salon, spend the day with a teacher, with an engineer, pilot, etc.)
Help with further education (assist children in finding grants/scholarships)
Story time

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