This has been a life-changing year at Exile International! Because of your support and God’s grace, it has overflown with stories of healing hearts and lives being spared. We’ve heard stories of former child soldiers forgiving their abductors and seen children orphaned by war dancing to songs of peace. These children desire to change the world and beco
me peace-makers. With you’re help, we have and will continue empowering them to do just that!
Please take a few moments to read the highlights below and see how your support changed the lives of children like Dennis, Michel, and Judith. It will bring you joy! Your donations have enabled us to help restore and empower war-affected children and former child soldiers through art therapy and rehabilitative care in DR Congo and Uganda.
Would you consider giving an end-of-year tax-deductible gift, so we can continue bringing restoration and hope to war-affected women and children of East Africa?
Bethany Haley Founder/Executive Director —
1000+ children/young women received art therapy and rehabilitative care
300+ children participating in on-going art therapy/rehabilitative care programs
Over 70 LRA child survivors joined newly launched, in-school “Peace Clubs” in Uganda & attend weekly art therapy/peace-building/leadership skills training
64youth are now served at The Peace Lives Center (PLC) in DRC. The center doubled in size – providing orphaned children and former-child soldiers rehabilitative care, a safe home environment, basic needs, spiritual training, and education.
4 former child soldiers/survivors of war from PLC started university! Each of these graduates now help lead and mentor their younger peers at PLC. One, Michel, now uses his musical talents to lead an orphan choir. What a beautiful sight!
46 counselors/staff in DR Congo and Uganda trained in trauma therapy/rehabilitative care to help restore and empower war-affected children
30 former child soldiers we had previously worked with were found/rescued after fleeing the fighting in DR Congo.
100% of our staff and children in DR Congo are safe – even after M23 rebel attacks approached the doorsteps of PLC
200letters delivered to the White House from children orphaned by the LRA – empowering/amplifying voices the LRA attempted to destroy, enabling these young voices to be heard by the congressional committees addressing US involvement in LRA disarmament and humanitarian relief.
New art/peace project launched with Jeremy Cowartto amplify the voices of former child soldiers through an art exhibition and documentary
Thankk you for making this life changing year possible.
Wishing you the happiest of New Years!