Who are we?
In essence we are a group of ordinary people some calling themselves Christians, others just calling themselves Humanitarians coming together to make a difference in peoples lives who may never have the opportunity otherwise.
All workers are Volunteers and no one receives any remuneration for the work we do. We have no offices, no equipment and every cent we raise goes to some organisation in need.
Some of us are business people, some of us wage earners and some retired; but all looking to make every cent we donate and raise, reach the people it is intended to.
We operate under “Paradise 4 Kids Inc” incorporated in the United States and approved as a Tax Deductible Charity under the IRS. In Australia we offer Tax Deductible Donations receipts via HADA – HEALTH & DEVELOPMENT AID ABROAD AUST FD INC under the regulations of the Australia Government.
In Australia and the USA, for every cent we raise, 20% stays in our respective countries to help the children in need, in these countries, it is in the US and Australia that we are bonafide charities with checks and balances in reporting to a Board and our respective governments.
We support people who work for the right reasons and who are accountable and transparent.
Raising funds is just half the job; making sure it is spent properly and frugally is the most important issue any charity has.
And for this reason we have chosen men and women who were once like you and I, living in a world of plenty, who gave up everything they had and left the comforts of the western world, to live and work as the poor, in the same surroundings, the same environment as the ones we look to help.
Not everyone has the capacity to help the poor, some are called to raise funds, some are called to sit behind a desk, some are called to work for short periods of time and in our case we look for those rare persons who are called to live as the poor for the poor.
In our search by trial and error, we found the best persons that fit our criteria were men and women of faith; people who followed a code of practice that is more important than their image, more important than ego’s, more important than a resume’s and much more important than their own lives.
These sets of criteria usually lead us to missionaries who happen to be priests and pastors in the church. Priests and Pastors who work together as one because in poverty, everyone helps everyone or people die. In Africa, our search led us to Rev Themi Adamopoulo, a man born in Africa, raised in Australia, educated in the US and a monk of the Orthodox Church. Once a rock n roll star, playing along side as greats such as the Rolling Stones, this man could have ended up a star of music or a politician in the halls of government. But somehow his Marxism beliefs and struggle for equality for the working man, this intellectual academic who once graced the halls of institutions such as Harvard and Brown, is now our man on the ground in Africa.
In Papua New Guinea, we search for Educators seeking to offer free education in remote areas; we look for provinces that we can partner with us for Faith, Food, Education and Health
Not all Board members in Australia, the USA, Africa and Papua New Guinea are Christians, but every board member is overwhelmed and fully committed in supporting his efforts, every board member has full confidence in his stewardship and unquestionable character.
Our work and missions can be summed up in three words, Faith, Food and Education, and whilst, we as a organisation do not build any church’s that he establishes, we as a organisation, fund FREE food and education programmes wherever we see the need. And from the missions in the Africa to missions in Papua New Guinea, our organisation helps missions all around the world including places like Kenya, Uganda, Philippines, India and Romania just to name a few.
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