Together, we can strengthen communities as they emerge from poverty to serve and inspire others.

Powered by your faithful prayers and generous gifts, Concordia Welfare & Education Foundation equips young people from disadvantaged communities in Asia to become servant leaders who will strengthen their own communities.

Donate

Your gifts strengthen rural communities and enable people facing poverty to find holistic renewal of body, mind, and spirit.

Connect

You can stay connected to CWEF's work by subscribing to our emails and by following along on social media.

Serve

Discover ways you and your family can invest your time and talent in the bright futures of children and families in rural Asia.

photo of Dan, CWEF high school scholarship recipeint

A Happy Life Every Day

Hello!  THANK YOU for your generous support of education for girls from rural China!  Please enjoy letter excerpts from Dan, a CWEF high school scholarship recipient: Working for a better life. “At home, grandma and mom and dad tell me to study hard; so that I can get into a good university. It is only after I

Read More »
children from the luoyan kindergarten center

Look Who’s Excited to Play on Dry Ground

For the children of rural China that attend Luoyan Township Central Kindergarten in Yunnan, standing water often accumulated and surrounded the school grounds. When the kindergartners ran outside playing they would frequently slip and fall on the slick ground, and the standing water interfered with the children’s physical education and playtime activities. In partnership with CWEF

Read More »
CWEF Scholarships recipient in Cambodia, Chanthy, teaching a circle of young students

The Only Sister

Back to School? After ten years making clothes in a factory in Phnom Penh, Chanthy decided to change jobs. She took a new job as a janitor in a Bible school. But while she cleaned the school, she dreamed of furthering her education. She dreamed of someday having an even better life. Then one day she spoke with her sister-in-law who encouraged Chanthy to pursue her dreams and take the national high school exam.  Chanthy (on the front right)

Read More »
Chang Die - Chinese girl whom received a high school scholarship from CWEF.

No Reason to Give Up

WORKING HARD EVERY DAY Hello, everyone. My name is Chang Die; a student from Yunnan Province; who has been supported by Concordia Welfare & Education Foundation. I would like to share my story with you here, in the hopes of helping other students with similar experiences. For as long as I can remember, my parents have

Read More »
CWEF biosand water filter recipient, Yun, drinking a cup of filtered water and standing next to the biosand water filter

Man at Work

Yun’s family kept borrowing money. More and more money, more and more debt. What could he do? Everyday life simply cost too much. He couldn’t afford the things his family needed to survive.  Yun is a young man of twenty-five years old and lives in Kampong Thom Province in Cambodia.  He and his whole family kept falling ill over and over again. They returned to

Read More »
Healthy & Happy & Ready for 2023!

Healthy and Happy in 2023

Imagine for a minute — it’s the dead of winter. Suddenly the hot water and your shower at home both stop working. How long would you be able to make it? That scenario is still the daily reality for school children all over rural China, including those in tiny Luoyan township — a small and unknown

Read More »

Join The Community

Your monthly donation equips the local advocates in rural Asia who are working to break the cycle of poverty in their own communities.

Scroll to Top