Village gives youths second chance

Six Carterton cabins for six young people in need are ready for them to move into.

As soon as Carterton Baptist Church leaders hold their meeting with neighbours to sign off the young people’s names, they can take up residence and begin a better and safer journey to adulthood.

During the young people’s time at the Baptist Church village, church leaders Jennifer and Wayne Poutoa would work hard to revive their identity and raise their self-esteem.

The vision is that they would go “into the world” as capable and stable young adults.

The young people, aged 15 to 19 years old, are recommended to the village because they are suicidal or from troubled childhoods and need help to survive as young adults. Read more

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