Did you ever wonder what would cause someone to want to start an orphanage? Watch as co-founder Pastor Lucius Bruyning recounts the story and provides a unique perspective into Alpha Children's Home.

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Meet Joshua S.


Joshua's Siblings

Tireece S.

Photos Joshua Is In

The kids gettings books and bookbags


Joshua (age 8) and Tireece (age 10) came to us in August, 2012. His mother was referred to us by the Social Services/Child Protection Agency in New Amsterdam. She was weeping bitterly because she did not have a clue as to where she would spend the night. She was evicted by her landlord and had already spent days and nights under a house in her neighbourhood.

She was very afraid and nervous not knowing what night fall would bring her. Prior to her visit to ACH we learned from folks in the area of the difficulties she and her boys had been encountering for months, such as the many days of starvation and the abuse the boys had suffered due to her overwhelming frustration.

The management and staff considered deeply the plight this young mother found herself in: five sons, all with different fathers who showed absolutely no responsibility toward them. We certainly could not turn them away, but neither could we take them all in. Tireece and Joshua are with us. It is our prayer that the other boys receive the care and security they deserve.

Get to Know Joshua Better

Age 8

Grade in School

Grade 3

Joshua’s favorite subject in school is mathematics

Favorite Food

Cook-up rice

Favorite Color


Favorite Pastime

When Joshua is not in school he likes to play cricket

If you could wish for something what would you wish for?

To see my mother

What would you like to be when you grow up?

A soldier