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Children of Promise Ministries (CHIPROM) is an orphanage and transition home located in Ibadan, Nigeria

Established April 2007

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We rescue, advocate & care for orphans & vulnerable children

The Promise of God is True; The Promise of God is Real The Promise of God is eternal, For He will supply all our needs according to His riches in Glory in Jesus Christ,(Phil. 4:19)

For He who Promises is Faithful (Heb. 10:23)

Past Volunteers

Here are some of our past CHIPROM volunteers

MY TRIP TO NIGERIA


Since the end of March 2008, I have been spending time at the Children of Promise Ministries. At this Children's Transition Home, a whole team of wonderful people are trying to give these children a sense of home. By giving the children a roof over their head and providing them with food, the general welfare of the children is secured. But giving basic care is not what CHIPROM is all about. Of course the basic care is considered very important, but what stands out the most is the love that all the people who are connected to CHIPROM are giving to the children. Saying you love a child is easy, but showing true love to children under these circumstances is something else.


Coming from another country (Netherlands) with a very different culture, I didn't know what to expect. Fortunately within my first few days, the people of CHIPROM have welcomed me with open hands into the CHIPROM family making me feel I belong there. Being there very often, I can say firsthand that even though the children are not their biological children, everyone there treats them as their own and shows his or her love to them. Just hearing the laughter of the children and seeing the smiles on their faces tells you that this is really true.

Because of CHIPROM'S generosity, I have tasted many typical Nigerian foods and have seen many places I otherwise wouldn't have seen at all. Moreover, everyone has tried to teach me to dance Nigerian style and to teach me the Yoruba language. The love they show for the children has reached me too and it has filled my heart with gratitude. I haven't had one moment of regret coming to Nigeria and working at CHIPROM and I hope that many more volunteers will come here to experience the warmth of the people of CHIPROM themselves. The people of CHIPROM don't just make the children feel at home, they also make me feel at home and since my real home is pretty far away, I think that is quite amazing!


Ann

Annemieke Van Der Poel - Netherlands

I arrived at CHIPROM on the 6th of October 2012. I was welcomed with open arms and the children and staff made me feel a part of the CHIPROM family from the day I arrived. I am helping in the house, Beth Burkholderespecially with the children. I assist them with their homework and give German lessons. During the day, I assist the Manager of CHIPROM in the office and follow her on outings. Since my arrival at CHIPROM, I have had a lot of good experiences and I enjoy every minute in the home. The children are lovely, It’s impressive how they can change your life and it`s good to see how much love and joy they have and receive. I feel very at home at CHIPROM and in Nigeria and that is why I plan to extend my stay for some weeks.




Mandy Adetunji - Germany

I had the privilege of volunteering at the Children of Promise Ministries orphanage and transition home in Ibadan, Nigeria from May 2013 to May 2014. Some of the things I did while I was there were helping with the children (feeding, changing, etc), playing with them, and helping them with homework assignments. I spent many nights helping the older girls with projects and assignments that required the internet or computer and teaching them how to use it. I worked alongside Funmi in the office and we became like sisters. We made up and distributed many letters soliciting for support. I also got to be one of the camp directors at our 2013 summer camp.  


I got to experience many weddings, a burial ceremony, and a naming ceremony. I was also able to visit many places and see many things. I even got to help with the corn harvest at CHIPROM's Farm. I was interviewed on a live radio show and got to take part in a tv show called SuperMom - a show that CHIPROM was showcased on. I met a lot of great people and made a lot of really great friendships. I learned to cook many Nigerian dishes and enjoy eating most Nigerian foods. I can even eat spicier foods now!


I learned to adjust to the heat, the infrequent power, washing clothes by hand and the way of life there. I even got malaria twice while I was there. It broke my heart seeing the poverty that so many people live in and yet they still seem to be happy. It made me appreciate the things that I have and so often take for granted. It was amazing to see people praising God and being so grateful for what they have even though it isn't a lot.


I saw God work in so many ways during that year. There were many times when we were running out of something or had run out already and we didn't have money to replace it. Then a visitor or group would come and bring the exact thing we needed! This reminded us that God will provide what we need. I also saw Him work when I had to renew my visa and didn't have the money. God provided some generous people to send money to cover the renewals.


I grew to love the children and they are like family to me now. CHIPROM is doing a great job providing for these kids and giving them love and care and a hope for a better future. It was one of the best years of my life.


Beth Burkholder - Canada

Salome Buehler - Germany

My name is Salome Buehler, I came from Germany. I like children, visiting different countries and other cultures. I grew up in a very lovely home with all my siblings. It has been my passion to work with orphans and abused children. So I wanted to support children who didn’t grow up in an environment like mine I heard, about CHIPROM and choose to stay six months in Ibadan, Nigeria, arriving in October 2010. The lovely children and the entire mummy’s opened their arms in a warm welcome. The children here are taken very good care of, they get enough food, have a nice home with beautiful rooms for the children and they attended good schools. I helped the mummy to take care of the babies, support the school children with their assignments. We really had a very good time together. We played different games and I teach them how to create boxes and envelopes during creativity time. I realized that in order to give a child a good childhood to remember, we need love, time for special activities, passion for the children and money to buy food, supplies, school materials, clothes etc.


I also helped the Manager in the office to write letters of support or sponsorship. We visited many companies, it is nice to see how many companies and private persons responded to the needs of the children. I saw so many good changes for the home and the children. CHIPROM is really well organized and everyone who is involved in this orphanage can see how lucky the children are to live and grow in a very nice environment. It is lovely to see how the little ones are growing and the older ones developing are developing in their education and personal lives. All of the children are in my heart, so it is hard to say goodbye I will never forget my experience and CHIPROM. I hope the very best for their life and will be praying for them.


I also helped the Manager in the office to write letters of support or sponsorship. We visited many companies, it is nice to see how many companies and private persons responded to the needs of the children. I saw so many good changes for the home and the children. CHIPROM is really well organized and everyone who is involved in this orphanage can see how lucky the children are to live and grow in a very nice environment. It is lovely to see how the little ones are growing and the older ones developing are developing in their education and personal lives. All of the children are in my heart, so it is hard to say goodbye I will never forget my experience and CHIPROM. I hope the very best for their life and will be praying for them.