Children are at the heart of IREF’s mission throughout the world. Our housing efforts currently serve more than 4,000 children, helping them escape the cycle of poverty, develop leadership skills and receive an education that will last a lifetime. IREF provides children with all of the basic needs of life: food, clothing, shelter, health care, education and devotion.
Through the enduring commitment of IREF, children living in poverty receive an education that starts at the elementary level and continues through postgraduate study on IREF campuses. Our education creates future teachers and leaders who can support themselves and help their families escape poverty as well.
We provide all of the building blocks of a good life, including housing within our dormitories, Sunday school, free board, textbooks, uniforms and more. Each day begins with devotions and prayer. During the Bible hour, a Christian education is provided that shares the true teachings of God’s love.
We nurture children in a spiritual atmosphere dedicated to the good news of Jesus. In the early morning, children participate in devotions, followed by singing of holy songs, Bible reading and prayer. The children are taught the meaning of the Bible verses that are read every day. Then the school day commences, leaving time for more devotions in the dorms at night. IREF combines the best of Christian education with academic excellence for students of all ages.
IREF cares for, houses and educates as many students as possible to serve a growing global need. For just the cost of a cup of coffee a day, you can help provide scholarships, support education and change children’s lives. Thank you for your support and your compassion.