Sum & Chan
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Sum and Chan (not their real names) are changing lives through a drug rehabilitation and vocational training center in extremely difficult circumstances which offers life-on-life mentoring, counseling, a community in which addicts can learn to serve, dream and grow, and a program which identifies and develops the potential of each individual to make a difference with their lives.

Location: Undisclosed

Sector: Drug Rehab

Year Selected: 2010

Sum and Chan (not their real names) have a passion to see families built up to become visionary and contributing members in their communities which suffer from poverty and endless development needs in their Southeast Asian nation.
In a culture which is slow to change yet rapidly being affected by influence from the outside world, there is a crying need for drug rehabilitation that not only delivers individuals from drug addiction, but renovates the heart in a way that rescues and transforms whole families, giving them purpose and hope. Rampant use of methamphetamine and heroine/opium among youth in every province of the country threatens to destroy the next generation. Drug use has robbed young people of life and productivity, and drained the resources of families who already struggle to survive. This couple has used the open door of drug addiction to effect change in their communal culture, where the health of families affects entire villages.
Their strategy is to touch and change lives through a drug rehabilitation and vocational training center which offers life-on-life mentoring, counseling, a community in which addicts can learn to serve, dream and grow, and a program which identifies and develops the potential of each individual to make a difference with their lives. The center also provides vocational training to equip them for a productive future and benefit their family and their wider village community as well. As the need to address drug addiction rises, the center aims to attract other individuals who desire to see societal transformation in their country and offers training and equipping so more can be reached. The vision is to reproduce the center in every province, bringing hope and blessing to the remote places which suffer not only with the problem of drug and alcohol addiction, but which are in deep poverty and social need. Those who are restored will reach into other broken lives and reproduce the life and health and skills with which they have been imparted.

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