" a fatherless to the Father "
According to UNICEF there are currently over 153 million orphans in the world, and if orphans were a country, they would rank 9th in the world, ahead of Russia!
It is a researched fact that in many countries in South America, South Asia, North Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe families that are suffering from economic and other difficulties are continuing to put their children into orphanage institutions. The sad fact is that over 83% of the children and youth residing in orphanages around the world have either one or both parents alive, and almost all orphans have an extended family of aunts, uncles, grandparents etc . These children then become cut off from their family and become institutionalized and many of them begin to suffer from physical and emotional abuse (and sometimes sexual abuse) at the hands of the other children and youth that they are living with, and sometimes from the adults that are responsible for their care.
These young people often become stigmatized and marginalized by the community that they live in, particularly in their schools, and are left with an overriding feeling of rejection from family and society generally.
Once they ‘age-out’ (because of age they are forced to move out of the place they have called home for most of their childhood) they are expected to ‘go it alone’ with very little emotional support from their previous care givers. This is when many of these young adults start withdrawing from society and engaging in all kinds of negative reactionary behavior that leads into alcohol and drug addiction, working in the sex industry, unwanted pregnancy and unplanned single parenthood, as well as engaging in violent behavior, all of which can lead to broken relationships and their entering through the revolving door of the criminal Justice system, with its courts and prisons.
From the year 2000 until present, YES Daddy has been assisting society’s most vulnerable children and youth around the world to transform their lives and to become valuable members of a global society and feel a sense of belonging within a Christian community.