The Lindus Institute

Mandate: "To promote intercultural cooperation and understanding on a broad range of national and international issues"  

Global Godparents: 

There are more orphans in the world now than at any other historical period due to natural disasters, armed conflicts, HIV-AIDS. and other events.  Most of the children will not be adopted. If we are to avoid a situation in which these children grow-up feeling alienated and unloved and, thus become vulnerable to extremist ideologies, they need to know that there is love in the world for them, and that it can come from many people and countries.  

     Global Godparents is intended to provide orphans with the sense of love and connection that they might otherwise not have. In many orphanages, the administrators are so busy with the details needed to keep the orphanage operating that they do not have time to give each child the attention they need at their developmental stage.  Global Godparents would provide this by nurturing the children through the methods appropriate for each age group, whether that means holding newborns, playing with toddlers, reading and playing with those aged five to twelve, or taking walks and listening to the teenagers and encouraging them to pursue their dreams for the future.

        To provide travel and other expenses, volunteers who have the financial means to afford the expenses could include them as tax exemptions, others might acquire funding through their church or civic group, and those who have no other way to afford serving as a Global Godparents could request assistance from The Lindus Institute. 

       The Lindus Institute only collaborates with orphanages that are operated by members of the National Council of Churches or one of the main denominations of churches whether Protestant or Catholic or which have a proven record of operational integrity.  Global Godparents, however, is not intended to fulfill the role of missionaries through any theological doctrine but to express God's love by their actions.All volunteers will be screened. Some of the church denominations that operate orphanages will request to do their own screening.  Some require a short training period prior to sending volunteers to an orphanage.  All this information would be provided to volunteers who request it.

Global Godparents Volunteer Opportunities:



Jamae Leta Orphanage, Congo

Kamina Orphanage, Congo

Kinda Orphanage, Congo

Kinshasa Orphanage, Congo


lmani Agape Chidren’s Home, Kenya

Nyumbani Children’s Home, Kenya

Hurama Children’s Home, Kenya

Assumption Sisters Children’s Home, Kenya


Ministry of Hope, Malawi


Dondo Orphanage, Mozambique

Carolyn Belscho Orphanage, Mozambique


Jalingo Orphanage, Nigeria

Sierra Leone:

Child Rescue Center, Sierra Leone

South Africa:

Khanyisilee Katlehong, South Africa


Angel House, Tanzania

Chilpole Orphanage, Tanzania

lmiliwaha Orphanage, Tanzania

Peramilo Orphanage, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro Centre for Street Children,Tanzania


Front Porch Orphanage, Zambia



We Are Village, Zimbabwe

Home of Hope, Zimbabwe

China and Asia:

Happy Children’s Home, China

Orphans in Thailand,

Benedictine Sisters, Taiwan

Palawan Orphanage, Philippines

Central and South America:

House of Mercy Orphanages,

Farm for the Child, Honduras

House of Hope, Honduras