The GOD'S CHILD Project was founded by international educator and human rights leader, Patrick Atkinson in 1991. Atkinson is a native of Bismarck, North Dakota, USA, and a naturalized resident of Guatemala, Central America.
Since its founding, The GOD'S CHILD Project has grown, through the grace of God and the support of thousands of volunteers and benefactors worldwide, to where it now cares for and educates 5,000 orphaned, abandoned, and poverty-stricken children, and nearly 8,700 widowed, abandoned, and single mothers and their dependents in many of our world's poorest neighborhoods.
GOD'S CHILD Project founder Patrick Atkinson presents Guatemalan President Oscar Berger with a book signed by North Dakota Governor John Hoeven and First Lady Mikey Hoeven
WE, The GOD'S CHILD Community, are benefactors, friends, volunteers, and children joined together to assist God's poorest children in their educational, social, physical, and spiritual growth. We view education as a practical way to help poor children escape from an otherwise painful life.
WE, The Adults, accept our youth as gifts from God given to be our teachers, students, and children. We believe in the need to stand by their side until they are prepared to meet life and triumph in the eyes of God, their community, and themselves.
WE, The Children, are the pride and reason why The GOD'S CHILD Project exists. We have the responsibility to behave honorably and to respect legitimate national, spiritual, and environmental law. We recognize the opportunities and help we have received from others, and will try each day to help someone with a need greater than our own.