Joshua House

 
The Joshua House Children's Centre

Historic Presentation

The centre is operated by the Unification Church of Guyana and is housed in an old victorian three storied building in Georgetown. 

The children of some of our church affiliates were rescued from unstable home situations, as this increased it opened the eyes of the then church leader Ms. P. Barbara Burrowes (now Van Praag) to the situation of  underprivileged children being a national problem. thereby she resolved , together with church members to officially start a centre for the underprivilegd children of the society. Thus the Joshua House Children's Centre started in the latter half of 1977.

The period of 1978-1985 saw a metamorphosis of the building and surroundings from a three-storied family house on the midst of dense vegetation to i ts present two flat and double tailored double lot surroundings. 

In 1983 the International Relief Friendship Foundation (IRFF) of New York adopted Joshua House after doing some filming and renovative work. The present building was realized in 1986 mainly through a grant by the IRFF and generous public assistance. During the years many youngsters came in and out our doors, at one time we housed over sixty children and eight adults. Children in need came from as far as Linden, West Berbice and Matthew's Ridge. We took task of providing for their daily needs of education, food, shelter, clothing, medical and other necessities. 

The institution contines to be funded mainly by the church, through its video operation and donations by the general public.

Conact Address:
255-6 Thomas Street, 
South Cummingsburg
 

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