As a result of operating orphanages and children’s homes in SE Asia for over 17 years, EF has realized that the only way to advance in a third world country is through a good education. Having all our orphanages in rural areas, where access to good schooling is very limited meant that our kids were getting a subpar education. In SE Asia, it is crucial that children attend good schools since an early age in order to maximize their chances to enter a good university. Consequently, most of our rural graduates, unfortunately, have never come out of the cycle of poverty due to a lack of a quality education.
With this in mind, EF has decided to begin a new model by starting an orphanage in an urban area of Chiangmai and sending our quality students to the best schools possible. We started Mango House in May 2012, and currently have 35 children. In 2015, we finished phase 1 of our building project to meet our growing needs as well as to meeting all the legal requirements as an orphanage. In 2017, we started phase 2 of our building project to build much needed classrooms as well as living areas to increase our capacity to 50 children. As of March, 2018 we are about 70% finished and we hope to finish by June, 2018. For more information about our building project, click here.
Our vision for Mango House is two fold: Education and Discipleship. Our values are defined by the word. M.A.N.G.O.
Maturity - To grow spiritually mature to be able to discern God's leading for our lives.
Adoration - To be adored by God and to love Him with all our hearts.
Never Give Up - To persevere in the life that God has called us to live.
Grace - To experience the Grace of God and be willing to extend that grace to others.
Obey - To simply obey God when His will is made known to us.