International Training Program

Since its inception, the Little Light House has held a deep concern for  countless children with developmental delays across the globe. In the mid-nineties, the Little Light House was led by God to begin reaching out across the globe as designated funding allowed. Since that time, the Little Light House Global Outreach program has taken on several dimensions, all of which are having a positive impact on children all around the world.

 

Welcoming International Delegations

The Little Light House International Training Program has continued to expand; welcoming visiting delegations from China, Korea, the Ukraine, India, Norway, Africa, Russia, the Middle East, and other nations, over forty countries in all, have visited the Little Light House (LLH). The purpose of their visits is typically to observe the operation of the Little Light House and learn more about how to address the needs of children with developmental delays. Often, these international visits result in long lasting relationships.

International Training in Other Countries

In the mid-nineties, as a result of a financial gift to the Little Light House, earmarked for international training, the Little Light House sent out a professional team to conduct the first Little Light House International Training Seminar in 1994. The Little Light House team traveled to Pakistan and since that time, through designated financing and funding, teams have responded to invitations to conduct twenty-four international training trips to China, Philippines, Russia, Kenya, Honduras and nine other countries, for a current total of 14 countries. Utilizing their seasonal breaks, the Little Light House staff members continue to be available to conduct onsite seminars and training sessions for teachers and workers in other nations who desire to increase their skills and knowledge in working with children with developmental delays.

International Intern Training Program

The Little Light House offers tuition-free training opportunities for individuals from other parts of the world, who have a heart for children with special needs. Interested individuals from other nations may submit applications to the Little Light House to become a part of this program. Interns must be able to pay their own expenses to and from the United States and must cover the cost of living expenses during their time of training. Interns are not paid by the Little Light House and are not charged for their training. International interns receive individual training and experience as they assist highly trained professional staff in a wide variety of arenas ranging from special education and therapeutic services, to administration and development.

If you are interested in becoming an international intern, scheduling a speaker about the International Training Program, or learning more about the International Training Program, please contact Linda Steed at lsteed@littlelighthouse.org.

To date the Little Light House has helped or influenced eight schools and/or ministries in seven different countries. Often the initial contact and assistance is through email and the internet. These include:

Hiromi Children’s Recovery Center in Lou Yuan, China // www.hcrcfocus.org

Up With Down in Voronezh, Russia // www.upwithdownschool.org

Khanyisa Center in Durvan, South Africa// http://khanyisacentre.co.za/about/

Sunbeam Center in Juhvi, Estonia// http://www.stoneworksinternational.com/programs/sunbeam/

Hope School in Morazan, Honduras // https://www.facebook.com/fundacion.hope 

Neev Center in Mumbai Maharashtra, India// No public internet or Facebook page 

Hope Home in Porta au Prince, Haiti // http://www.usfch.org/hope-home-for-children-with-disabilities.html

Bethany Christian Academy in Malabar, Kerala, India // http://www.bethanyacademy.com/

International Training in Other Countries

In the mid-nineties, as a result of a financial gift to the Little Light House, embarked for international training, The Little Light House sent out a professional team to conduct the first Little Light House International Training Seminar in 1994. The Little Light House team traveled to Pakistan and since that time, through designated financing and funding teams have responded to invitations to conduct twenty-four international training trips to China, Philippines, Russia, Kenya, Honduras and nine other countries, for a current total of 14 countries. Utilizing their seasonal breaks, the Little Light House staff members continue to be available to conduct onsite seminars and training sessions for teachers and workers in other nations who desire to increase their skills and knowledge in working with children with developmental delays.

Arranging for a Little Light House Speaker 

We are always pleased to have opportunities to share about the Little Light House out in the community. Marcia Mitchell, Founder of the Little Light House and author of Milestones & Miracles, heads up a Speakers Bureau of trained Little Light House speakers who will be more than happy to present a short program for your civic or church group. Groups wishing arrange for a Little Light House speaker may do so by calling the receptionist at the front desk at 918-664-6746.