EPHRATA, which is the second name of the birthplace of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ "Bethlehem-EPHRATA", is a Malian founded organisation rooted in biblical values and principles. It aims to contribute, without any discrimination, to the holistic development of children and young people (citizens and future leaders of Mali) in a healthy and peaceful environment. In 2060,
Mali will celebrate its centenary as a Sovereign and Independent State. The projected population is estimated at about 50 million with 67% of children and young people under age 25 years.
What kind of country Mali will be when it will celebrate its centenary in 2060? Because we love our country, we wish it the best future in which every citizen, without any discrimination, will enjoy all his rights and fulfil all his duties.
Our VisionTo see Mali emerged as a Just, Free, Prosperous and Strong Nation where the will of God reigns in Jesus Christ.
To promote the participation of children and youth and use sport, games and community transformation and development tools to help local churches, communities, and the state to promote and protect human rights in general and the right of the child in particular.
EPHRATA's mission is based on its commitment to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) and their links with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- No glorified ministry, nor glorified person: SOLI DEO GLORIA (To God alone be the glory);
- We work for the advancement of the kingdom of God and His Justice;
- We apply the servant-leadership model of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ;
- We value and practise spiritual discipline (prayer, Bible study, fasting, humility, the spirit of service etc.) so that people can see and know Christ through our lives;
- We believe that sport and games are a good way to reach people to help them transform;
- We believe that man should be developed holistically in a healthy and peaceful environment;
- We value working in partnership (if you want to go fast: go alone, but if you want to go far: go with people).