In sub-Saharan Africa, many children cannot survive beyond the age of five, and more than one million school children have no shoes to wear, for some the walk to school alone takes an average of 60 to 90 minutes every day. "Sand fleas," also known as “jiggers” are a disease common to children without shoes, and for some can even be fatal. These little sand fleas consume the feet and cutting of these children's dreams.
Step30 calls on young people who are passionate about changing the world to take practical actions through practically caring for the poor. In addition to material donations, the shipping containers used to transport supplies are also turned into classrooms, clinics, churches and community care centres. We also drill wells locally to supply clean water, and provide training in animal husbandry and organic farming to help remote villages to become self-reliant. We work alongside many international organizations to walk into the forgotten corners of Africa. Caring for those living in extreme poverty, regardless of skin colour or religion, striving to fulfill God's mission to love our neighbor as ourselves.
Step30 is currently working in extremely poor and remote rural areas in Kenya, Uganda, Swatini, South Sudan, Tanzania, Nigeria, Malawi, Togo and other countries. We join hands with many young people from all over the world to go into Africa, to personally participate in thinking about issues of poverty. We have partnered with and work alongside more than 100 local house churches in Africa, international organizations from the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Australia, Switzerland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and other local non-profit organizations.
All of this is made possible through strategic project management alongside training up the next generation of young people to reach the poor and bring a lasting change to remote villages, communities and schools. Professional management, proper planning and cooperation with local leaders of each village improves the success rate. Partnership with the locals and working alongside them is key in fulfilling our dream of changing the world.