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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: Interfaith Youth Project

Conflicts between religious groups are a frequent occurrence on the island of Sulawesi. Young people are particularly vulnerable to influences from fundamentalist groups. The Synod on Sulawesi wants to strengthen interfaith dialogue and promote peace by offering various activities in their congregations.

Indonesia: Ecological Sustainability

For many years, the tropical rain forests in Indonesia have been cleared mainly by palm oil companies. What remains is barren land and people stripped of their former source of livelihood. A Church on Sulawesi is reforesting land and helping farmers recover from poverty.

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.

Indonesia: Waste Recycling in Bali

Awareness among the Indonesian population concerning the dangers of uncontrolled waste disposal is very low – at the same time, the island state produces more and more waste. The Christian Protestant Church in Bali has realised the problem and is taking action.

Indonesia: Rearing Animals – A Way out of Poverty

A poor economic situation, great poverty and next to no perspectives. Farmers in Indonesia often live on the edge of survival. Two Indonesian churches want to combat family poverty with animal rearing projects to enable their poorest members to have a better future.