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EMS supports numerous programmes and projects in churches in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Click here to find out more about them:

Project of the month

India: Children's homes in South India

Children, and particularly girls, often lead difficult lives in India. The facilities offered by the Church of South India allow many to escape child labor and oppression.

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Indonesia: Boarding Homes in Makassar

Since Indonesian village schools are poorly equipped, many parents send their children to secondary schools in the city. There the children find lodging and supportive care in Christian boarding homes.

Indonesia: New Training Fields

Young people living in small villages on Sulawesi have hardly any training opportunities. Two Indonesian churches want to help these young people on their way to a better future by offering them a number of different training courses.

Indonesia: Work with Handicapped Children

They are a "punishment from God". Children with handicaps in Indonesia still suffer from this reputation. A women's initiative of the Taraja Church breaks through the isolation of these children and stands up for their rights.

Japan: Work with Discriminated Buraku

The Buraku is a Japanese minority which is constantly faced with social discrimination. Although they were granted equal rights by law in 1871, everyday life is a totally different story. The KYODAN Church stands up for their rights.

Japan: Prison Chaplaincy

When compared internationally, Japanese prisons have a very strict discipline. The United Church of Christ in Japan (KYODAN) visits people in prison and provides them with pastoral care.

Korea: Ecological Centre

At the end of 2007, a tanker disaster before the coast of South Korea produced the worst oil spill catastrophe in the history of the country. In the aftermath, the population woke up to the immense importance of environmental protection and this led the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea to establish an Ecological Centre.

Korea: Peace Work

The continuous back and forth between rapprochement and hostility - since the peninsula was divided over 60 years ago, this is how relationships have been between North and South Korea. The local church pursues a policy of peace and reunification.