God commands us to love thy neighbour and be a blessing to the needy. According to The Word of God:
It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.
— Proverbs 14:21
Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
— Proverbs 14:31
At JNJF we firmly believe in the principles of helping the needy. Over the years we have provided assistance to people from diverse background and religion and continue to actively contribute to charity organisations, community groups and churches, in meeting the needs of the less privileged; from providing assistance to families to start a small business in Africa to distributing blankets to the homeless and gifts to those without in England. Due to the personal nature of giving, this portion of our foundation work is not extensively documented. However, if you are willing to work with us you can still donate and we will either work together on your project or ours but please note they will not be extensively documented.
Children usually pay the heaviest price in every conflict, crisis, disaster or the poor choices adults make in life. Our goal at JNJF is to, as much as possible, bring children from all divides and background together to celebrate Christmas as a way to help foster community cohesion and bring joy and hope to them.
Our children are our future whether you are their biological parents or not. We should all endeavour to assist children whenever they are in a situation of dire need. We cannot all be in the same location at the same time, but through networking with other organisations around the globe, we are able to make a positive impact in the lives of our youths.
Through direct support and partnering with the word in Liberia, FISIL in Sierra Leone, JNJF has provided financial support to stabilise the dire situation of several recipients with further financial support in the pipeline, and plans to train or educate they to ensure they receive a regular source of income and are able to support themselves.
Before the foundation started, we started funding the project of children's Christmas party as an initiative started by Nyanga to celebrate what we take for granted in developed nations. From the onset there was immense support from Nyanga's colleagues in MINUSCA, the UN Peacekeeping troops stationed in Kaga-Bandoro and the head of office. It started with 300 children and reached 1,000 children in December 2017. Contributions were used for the purchase of football shirts for the matches, prizes for competition winners, trophies for champions, gifts for every child at the party and provision of food and drinks for the children and guests. In addition, the Bangladeshi peacekeeping troops ran a free clinic all-day for the children, a rare opportunity to receive medical checkup and treatment. God bless everyone that support this noble humanitarian work.
If you would like to partner with us, have any ideas that come with your support or just want to be a part of this great move, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit the donate button below.
Justice has been done for the 14 years old girl who was raped and impregnated by her foster father who adopted her at age 2. The foster father has now admitted to the act!!!
The victim is now left to parent a child against her will!! Thanks to all of you who partnered with WORD in pursuing all legal paths in ensuring that Justice is served!!! Thanks also for the moral and financial support to have cared for the victim when she was five months pregnant to delivery.
Since learning of this tragic story from Ne-Suah Livingstone of Word in february 2017, JNJF has provided financial support for mother and baby on a monthly basis with plans to continue financial assistance until completion of vocational training and self-sufficiency.
Sept 2018 - JNJF has provided funds to rent a place for Princess as our continued support to ensure she studies a trade that will help her support her child.
Thanks to Nyanga's family, through their foundation, I received a bag of rice and a box filled with food stuff for Princess and Baby Amos!! Through this Foundation in partnership with WORD, Princess will soon enroll at a vocational school to learn sewing and interior decoration!! Plans are also underway to find a home for her where she and an older female relative can live with the older woman taking care of Amos and Princess can now get back to school!!!!
- Ne-Suah Livingstone