What We Do

Our Vision

Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry envisions a world where relationships transform boundaries and where all people have the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.

Our Mission

Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry 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.

7,493
Students Sponsored since 1997

26
Years that LPGM has been listening, responding and bearing witness to global partners

13
Countries where LPGM has partnered

We Provide Access to Quality Education

The Impact of Education

LPGM provides access to quality education for people at the margins—especially women and girls.

A child is 50% more likely to live past the age of 5 if her mother can read
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Childbirth is #1 cause of death for girls around the world aged 15-19
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Child marriage decreases 3-fold for girls who attend secondary school
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For every $1 invested in education, $10 is generated in earning & health benefits.
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Where We Work

We work with global partners to listen, respond, and bear witness to local needs and priorities.

Other Places We've Partnered

We Provide Primary & Secondary Education

Sponsor a Student in India

When you sponsor a student in India, you provide them shelter, food, clothing, medical care and school supplies. Children come from families who value education, but cannot provide the kind of opportunities they would like for their children.

Jeroline Kavi B.

I'm a 12-year-old girl.

Lokesh P.

I'm a 8-year-old boy.

Jailalin S.

I'm a 8-year-old girl.

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Education in Rural Guatemala

For most young women in the rural villages of Alta Verapaz, education beyond 6th grade is out of reach.
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Safe Schools in Tanzania

LPGM provides a safe place for at-risk girls to live and receive tutoring. They also may attend secondary and post-secondary school or study technical training.
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English Learning in India

In a country where each state has an official language, English opens doors to schools and jobs across India.
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We Provide Vocational Training & Education

Skilled livelihoods are essential for young people to increase their incomes, contribute to their community, and support their families. Vocational training programs provide the skills that increase resilience.

 

ALC Community College

Begun in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami that devastated southeastern India, the Community College provides vocational training in auto mechanics, electrical wiring, nursing assistants and tailoring.
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Timothy Center for Women & Children’s Empowerment

Staff members travel through town, looking for women and children being forced to work, most for very little money. The Timothy Center provides rehabilitation, and training in carpentry, tailoring and health & hygiene.
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We work with global partners to listen, respond, and bear witness to local needs & priorities

LPGM envisions a world where relationships transform boundaries…
-from LPGM's Vision Statement

Watch the video below to see how relationships have transformed boundaries in this greeting from our long-term partners in India, the Arcot Lutheran Church. This video was presented in 2021 as part of LPGM's 25(+1) Anniversary Celebration.