Melody & Sam Harrell

Location: Kenya

Hometowns: Nairobi, Kenya and Raleigh, N.C. (Sam); Jinga, Uganda and Bluefield, Va. (Melody)

Commissioned: 1999
 
The Harrells wanted to build on the change they have seen through previous feeding projects, agriculture advances and education initiatives. While government-sponsored primary school has been free for children since 2002, pre-school and kindergarten programs are not or are not available in rural areas. Seeing a need, the Harrells launched Change for Children with the hope that the centers would give children a head start in school and also help marginalized communities.
 
In Kenya, the Harrells have created Change for Children because the construction of eight integrated child development centers around Kenya has the potential to better the lives of the nearly 650 children, ranging in age from 3 to 6, who will attend the schools this year.
 
“Those who follow after Jesus will recall how he often welcomed children. He also said that it would be better not to have been born than to cause harm to come to a child,” said Sam. “Unfortunately, children as a group, remain among the most vulnerable, marginalized and neglected sectors of the human family.”
 
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Related Links:
Photos: Being the presence of Christ in Kenya
 

 

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