LPGM envisions a world where relationships transform boundaries and where all people have the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.
LPGM provides access to quality education for people at the
margins – especially women and girls. We work together with global partners to listen, respond and bear witness to local needs and priorities.
If we had to write a headline for 2022, it would be:
Indeed, the two years prior were tough, as our partners and the students we strive to serve dealt with the effects of COVID. Food insecurity, sickness, loss of loved ones, forced child marriage, and gender-based abuse all soared as many of our partner schools and programs closed their doors.
And yet you, our partners, remained faithful and prayerful, investing in students to keep them safe, healthy, and engaged in learning. Thank you.
And in 2022, doors – and opportunities for these vulnerable students – began to open.
We were also able to resume travel to visit our partners, with 36 travelers visiting CCFC in June.
Participants in the 2022 WALC program learn about the natural world around them.
Total Program Expenses: $35,174
“In 2022, in-person, on-campus, and village extension programs overflowed with amazing women.
Amazingly, our 2022 team of Advanced WALC Interns have risen to the occasions as leaders, teachers and facilitators in all CCFC programs. New leaders, teachers and coordinators came out of WALC to continue forth in 2023!”
The LPGM-supported Safe House has been a necessary refuge for young women who would not be safe returning home due to the dangers of early marriage and domestic abuse.
In 2022, 66 girls found refuge at safe houses supported by LPGM. During school breaks, the safe houses provide them with shelter, food, and emotional support. Beyond this, the safe house programs provide scholarships for participants to continue their education.
In addition to the work done at the safe house our partner Eripoto for Girls and Women also provided training to the community on the importance of education, especially for women and girls.
In tandem with the safe house program, we provide support for safe schools through our partnership with Mwangaza Education for Partnership. In 2022, Mwangaza developed and implemented child safeguarding policies at two government higher secondary schools which has led to healthier relationships between students and adults and improved school cultures.
Total Program Expenses: $66,898
“On behalf of girls who were rescued and experienced the thick darkness before them change into a hopeful light—and women who have started to change their mindset on how to show true love to their daughters—we humbly say, ‘May God continue to open the doors of blessings so that you can continue to touch the lives of those who have lost hope so that they can see the God of hope through LPGM.’ ”
Students at the ALC Community College attend class in March 2022. The community college prepares them for skilled careers that are in high demand.
In June of 2022, nearly 1,300 students sponsored through Project Education India were welcomed back to school and to our partners’ six boarding homes.
The ALC Community College, which had converted to a COVID ward during the pandemic, returned to offering vocational training in Vehicle Mechanics, Fashion Design, Nursing Assistants and AC Technicians to 108 students.
Finally, 50 elementary school libraries were refreshed with new library books thanks to the support of English+ donors.
Total Program Expenses: $580,876
“As I had an opportunity to join hands for the past 10 years with LPGM through the Arcot Lutheran Church, I wholeheartedly appreciate the effort, through the care and concern to educate both girls and boys to achieve great heights in the future. The engagement with the young girls and kids in the Siloam campus is a total transforming experience.
We seek your continuous prayers and constant support as – YOU ALL CAN HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the life of many.”
*As of Dec 31, 2022
Silvia Mez Caal (left), an alumna herself, now teaches courses for the annual WALC program in Guatemala.
|Contributions of Financial Assets||950,029|
|Contributions of Nonfinancial Assets||42,480|
|Total Support & Revenue||$989,045|
|Program Services||Management & General||Fundraising||Total|
|Conferences & Events||1,130||694||1,824|
|Printing, Copying & Mailing||1,290||7,898||2,266||11,454|
|Other Expenses & Services||6,727||16,869||7,743||31,339|
|Cash & Cash Equivalents||186,343|
|Right of Use Assets/Lease||61,227|
|Accounts Payable & Lease Liabilities||87,737|
|Undesignated Net Assets||56,362|
|Board Designated Assets||651,400|
|Net Assets with Donor Restrictions||105,012|
|Total Liabilities & Net Assets||$900,511|
The Rev. Jane Anitha, manager at Siloam Girls' Boarding Home in India, stands with girls and display the blankets, mats and other supplies they received from LPGM donors through the annual Wish List.
“LPGM support to Mwangaza enabled us to train parents, teachers and students at three secondary schools for approximately 2,900 students. In these schools, students’ voices can be heard, as adults have become more conscious about students’ needs as humans. We’d like to thank all people who have been behind the support of these students.”