While studying in New Zealand, Andrea from South India met New Zealander Jason Cobb. With a common interest in India and serving disadvantaged children, a friendship formed. With the blessing of both families Jason & Andrea married in New Zealand in 1998.
In 2003, responding to an opportunity to bring new life to an unused School campus, Jason, Andrea and their 2 year old Daughter Christleigh moved to Jeypore, Odisha where they started their work together. In 2005 The Life Foundation was established as a Registered Society geared towards enabling disadvantaged children, families & communities experience a more abundant life. Their second daughter, Jessie was born in Odisha in 2005.
From their Life Centre base in Jeypore, Jason, Andrea, their family and team of national staff are working to develop communities of abundant life amongst those whom they are serving.
Developing Communities of Abundant Life!
L We live to share unconditional LOVE to help people experience healing, restoration & transformation. I We are an INTERNATIONAL family with a global perspective who help people realise their significants in the world. FWe live to bring people into a place of FREEDOM so that each can experience their highest potential in life. E We live to EMPOWER people through teaching, training, mentoring and skill development so each can contribute positively to the to the upliftment of society
LIFE CENTRE Our Life Centre campus, home and head office is located on the outskirts of Jeypore township in the Koraput District of Odisha, India.
ODISHA Odisha (formerly Orissa), a state of central east India, is a land rich in natural beauty, jungle covered mountains, vast waterways, exotic wildlife, mineral resources and culturally unique tribes. Despite this exotic beauty, Odisha has been effected by historical wars, natural disasters, sickness, famine and poverty. Odisha holds some of the highest levels of infant mortality, life expectancy and illiteracy within India. It is the vision of the Life Foundation to contribute in some way to the upliftment of this incredibly beautiful land and its people.