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Chronic neglect and isolation stress an orphan’s sense of well-being. By using local resources to build and staff the facilities, and by locating housing close to schools, places of worship, and health care, F4O integrates the children into the community. This belonging to a community greatly enhances a child’s emotional well-being.
When the parents of a child die in the underdeveloped world, the safety net of family members, social services, and other charitable sources that we take for granted are not usually available leaving these children at risk. F4O works to provide food, potable water and safe, dry and warm housing for those in need.
“It is not the physical pain that endangers orphans the most. It is the mental pain caused by stress from years and years of being neglected, pushed aside, disregarded, unloved and made to feel undeserving. Even more is the lack of unconditional love, the right to be accepted, as a child and to be loved, as a child, no matter what you do.”
—Roger Dean Kiser
The Foundation 4 Orphans (F4O) serves the educational, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of orphans and vulnerable children. F4O seeks to work with persons of all backgrounds to care for the needs of orphans and vulnerable children in order to build a world of peace with justice. We believe that working across national, religious, political, racial and ethnic lines is the key to building relationships that can create conditions of peace in these troubled times.
Did you know that the sacred texts of the world's major religions all instruct us to care for orphans?
The Quran calls for its followers to care for orphans 17 times
The Bible calls for its followers to care for orphans 30 times
The Torah calls for its followers to care for orphans 25 times
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Humans are spiritual beings. Working across religious boundaries, F4O strives to meet the spiritual needs of orphans and vulnerable children, getting them into religious programs to ensure their spiritual development consistent with their community.
One of the great tragedies children often face when orphaned is the termination of their education. F4O is committed to continuing their education, believing it is the means to a better future. We partner with local schools and educators to ensure that educational opportunities will continue for all OVC.