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Christian Horizons Global

As a Christian-based organization, we serve those in need regardless of religion, race or gender. We believe that our common bond of humanity, the passion to serve others, and working together, brings positive change.

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We focus on sustainable, holistic development by equipping families and communities to care for one another and earn a livelihood.

Christian Horizons Global was established in 1990 as a faith based not-for-profit organization providing hope and opportunity for people at risk around the world. As a Christian-based organization, we serve those in need regardless of religion, race or gender.

We serve people living in exceptional circumstances, including people with intellectual or physical disabilities, people affected by HIV/AIDS, children at risk who have been orphaned or abandoned and communities affected by extreme poverty.

Christian Horizons Global has made a positive impact in the lives of over 300,000 people affecting over 60 communities.

Christian Horizons Global supports humanitarian programs in six developing countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Guatemala, Haiti and Nicaragua.

Christian Horizons Global is a registered charity funded entirely through the generous donations and partnerships of individuals, businesses, foundations and churches.

Our Partners

Helping people with exceptional needs in our global projects is made possible through the generous donations of individual and corporate donors, churches, grants and foundations. In each country, our primary partner is a local church or local church organization. When it comes to creating communities of belonging in Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, the local church is leading the way.

Where We Serve

Africa

Uganda

Due to enormous need and required support and management, Christian Horizons Global was approached to explore the possibilities of working in Uganda.

Kenya

Christian Horizons Global partners with Kenyan organizations to develop church planting training and evangelism programs in Kenya and South Sudan through a project initiated by a Canadian partner.

Ethiopia

Formerly known as Children’s Homes International, Christian Horizons Ethiopia is a well-established nongovernmental organization serving the Oromia Region of Ethiopia since 1992. From the small beginnings of caring for six orphans living in a group setting, the organization has now grown to support well over 40,000 individuals in children’s services, basic education, adult literacy, adult and youth skills training, special needs education, income-generating projects, and leadership development. Our goal is to equip and empower women, people with disabilities, disadvantaged groups, and local communities to become economically self-sufficient.

Central & South America

Guatemala

Since its inception as Children’s Homes International in 1990, the influence of Christian Horizons Global has significantly increased in Guatemala. The implementation of holistic, practical and long-term development programs has provided a source of hope for people living in extremely difficult circumstances in Guatemala. Christian Horizons Global works in Guatemala City and in several rural communities to help improve the quality of life for people with exceptional needs.

Nicaragua

Christian Horizons Global was introduced to the opportunities in Nicaragua in 2007. Since that time our services have been based upon a small sponsorship program which impacts over 100 families. This program is located in two underdeveloped districts - one in Managua and one in Esteli. Currently, there are 135 children supported through the child sponsorship program.

Haiti

Christian Horizons Global has been working in Haiti since 2009, serving individuals with exceptional needs, including orphans with physical and intellectual disabilities, the unemployed and those affected by the devastating 2010 earthquake. The destructive impact of the earthquake and subsequent hurricanes has created an atmosphere of despair. The need to empower the people of Haiti, re-establish dignity and assist with development projects is great.

Education and Training

Christian Horizons Global provides education and training programs in hard-to-reach and marginalized communities by offering the necessary support to build schools, develop curriculum and educational materials, and assist in training teachers and local leaders. Components of our education and training programs include:

Early Childhood Education

We serve the needs of preschool children, including orphans, the disadvantaged and those in hard-to-reach communities, by providing assessments, early intervention, socialization opportunities, and physical and moral development.

Alternative Basic Education

We provide alternative education for out-of-school children and adults in hard-to-reach, rural and destitute areas and prepare them for further education and skills training so they can improve their living conditions for the long-term.

Special Needs Education

We promote and provide resources such as  teacher  training, materials, expert resources like therapists, and adaptive equipment technicians so that special needs students can be fully integrated and participate in the classroom.

Vocational Training

We equip unemployed and underemployed youth and adults with vocational and technical skills through short-term training programs in various trades, apprenticeships, and career counselling programs.

Primary and Secondary Education

We equip our in-country partners so they are able to provide quality education to children in need. Education is key so these children can break the cycle of poverty.

Literacy Training

We offer non-formal, functional literacy programs that include teaching Bible-based reading, writing and arithmetic.

Leadership Development

Spiritual Development

In collaboration with funding partners, we provide training programs to equip church leaders and evangelists to reach unreached people and help churches develop holistically to meet the needs in communities. This creates churches that are welcoming to all people regardless of ability and creates communities where all can use their God-given gifts. 

 

Leadership and Awareness Training

In order to create communities of belonging, in partnership with the country’s educational institutions, government and disability organizations, we provide specialized training and awareness programs to increase the skills of teachers, staff, church leaders, and government officials.

Business Development

Saving To End Poverty (STEP)

STEP instructs individuals in the importance of saving and stewardship.  This program breaks the cycle of poverty by teaching that anyone can harness their limited resources to better their situation. Those attending the program are organized in groups where they can save together and lend their finances to each other to begin small businesses.

Income Generating Projects

Christian Horizons Global establishes small businesses (farming, wood and metal work, tailoring, salt harvesting, and more) to offer employment and training opportunities. These endeavours offer work experience to those who need employment skills, as well as generate modest funds to fund our local work.

Children’s Services

Child Sponsorship Program

Christian Horizons Global offers financial and material support to a child’s caretaker to provide for food, clothing, health care, and education. As appropriate, the child is nurtured spiritually as he or she develops in his or her faith. Typically, to strengthen the income of the household, the child’s caretaker is supported through entrepreneurial skills training and participation in our Saving To End Poverty (STEP) program to help them move towards financial independence.

Residential Support

In some countries, we establish homes for vulnerable children with disabilities or for children who have been orphaned or abandoned. Christian Horizons Global provides a family-like setting in community houses where six to ten children live together. They are cared for by loving child-care workers who are selected and trained by Christian Horizons Global to serve in the homes.

After School Program

We help disadvantaged students achieve better academic results and minimize educational discrimination. Students in this program receive tutoring in core academic subjects and in spiritual education.

Nutrition and Bible Programs

We offer nourishment to the body and soul. These programs offer nutrition to supplement what children get at home and also teach the children values based on biblical principles.

Projects

Ryan's Project

Ryan was born with special needs. His parents wish to continue his impact on the world through service projects done in his memory.
Bus campaign

Bus campaign

Join us as we rally to raise $50,000 towards the purchase of a Toyota Coaster bus for Horizons Academy in Asela, Ethiopia. You can help provide the opportunity for 30 children access to an education.
Saving To End Poverty (STEP) Program

Saving To End Poverty (STEP) Program

Participants learn the power of saving to achieve change and self-sufficiency.
South Sudan

South Sudan

Build Angelica a new home

Build Angelica a new home

Meet Angelica. She is a young teenager affected by Cerebral Palsy. Thanks to sponsorship, her mother is able to meet her basic needs and Angelica is able to attend a special needs school.
Quench the impact of drought

Quench the impact of drought

HELP A FAMILY: $280 helps with lost income, $31 buys a child school supplies & meals

Contact Us

Christian Horizons Global

4278 King Street East,
 Kitchener, Ontario, N2P 2G5

Phone: (519) 650-0966
Fax: (519) 650-8984
Email: info@chglobal.org