Pavement Project is a unique Bible-based counselling process that works with children-at-risk all over the world to raise their self-worth and restore a sense of hope for the future.
Pavement Project is being used with street children in Brazil, and child soldiers in Colombia. It has counselled HIV-positive children in Africa, and victims of abuse in India. It’s built a community of workers, children, organisations, and churches all sharing the Bible’s words of hope, possibility, and change.
Providing help for street children isn’t easy. Many are traumatised by their life on the street or the experience that put them there in the first place. They are often alienated, have low self-esteem, and are wary of accepting help. This is where Pavement Project comes in, providing a tried and tested way for workers to encourage children to talk about their deep-seated fears and hurts. Through prayer and Bible stories, children can receive healing and affirmation. Workers say that this allows them to understand the child in a much deeper way than before, and to draw alongside them more effectively. Pavement Project demonstrates the power of the Bible’s life words that speak of encounter with Jesus. Pavement Project works in Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, DRC, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Kenya and Uganda. Since its launch in 2001, we’ve trained over 1000 workers and now work with 177 partner organisations. To date Pavement Project has counselled over 23,000 children-at-risk. Browse our films in Watch to find out more about Pavement Project. If you'd like to make a regular gift towards the work of Pavement Project, download our standing order form