Faith Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization ministering to the physical and spiritual needs of Lesotho’s families and orphans and vulnerable children. In Lesotho we partner with Trust for Africa.
Grandma’s House: Established in response to a critical need for an emergency care facility for children in crisis, there are currently 27 children in residence. Since 2011 we provided care and advocacy for more than 130 children and reunified nearly 80 percent of the children with family members or extended kin.
Education Support—Since 2008, we have provided more than 1,000 school uniforms and shoes as well as tuition support to high school students and occasionally to post-high school students.
Trauma Informed Care Training: This is an ongoing program to help police, government officials and child welfare workers understand and address the needs of children who have experienced trauma and loss. After implementing the first workshops in 2015, we expanded our reach to a national level and continue to offer the training to government ministries, police, churches, and non-governmental organizations alike.
Time to build!
The government land grant is official! Trust for Africa’s future buildings will include three small family-style homes for the children and house mothers of Grandma’s House, a manager’s house and a community center. The community center will have space for activities and learning, play therapy and counseling, and larger group classes and trainings. We are trusting God to supply all of our needs to bring about His vision for the future of our work in Lesotho. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive periodic updates.
Faith Foundation was established in 1999 for the purpose of providing technical assistance to small, start-up faith based charities in Central Florida.
That all changed in 2003 when Faith Foundation Director, Reno Schalm, received a request for assistance from Mants’ase Children’s Home in Mohales Hoek, Lesotho. Reno and his wife Nancy have roots in Lesotho where they lived and worked from 1980 – 1991. After considerable discussion of the Mants’ase request, the Faith Foundation Board of Directors decided to change the focus of the organization to the humanitarian crisis in Lesotho spawned by the AIDS pandemic. In 2005 Faith Foundation began working with Mants’ase Children’s Home.