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Burkina Faso

Song Kibse (Welcome the Orphans)

Song Kibse (Welcome the Orphans)

35 sponsors needed now

In Burkina Faso it is common for extended family to take in children who are vulnerable or orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Unfortunately many host families cannot afford additional children. With your support Song Kibse helps families in Pô with school fees, clothing and medication, and offers a stipend to its volunteers.

Location: Pô, Burkina Faso
Partner: Song-Kibse (Welcome the Orphans)

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Education for Hope

Education for Hope

40 sponsors needed now

“We do not believe that it is the will of God that his marvelous creation be brought down by the moral and social decay that is caused by poverty,” say the organizers of Education for Hope. Your support covers educational costs, serves lunch and provides social skills training for HIV/AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children in Burkina Faso’s capital city.  

Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Partner: ABIEL Association

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Seed of Hope

Seed of Hope

62 sponsors needed now

Ouagadougou has the highest rate of HIV in a country ransacked by AIDS. Children who lose parents to AIDS—or who have AIDS—have dramatically worse chances of attending school. Seed of Hope brings hope to children torn by the AIDS pandemic. Your support pays for school, food and medical costs, and the salary of a program coordinator.

Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Partner: Action SIDA des Assembles de Dieu (ASAD)

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Burundi

Building Knowledge Together

62 sponsors needed now

In Gitega Province nearly everyone farms, but there is not enough land to support every household. This problem especially affects orphans and families crippled by HIV/AIDS. Your support gives rural youth the opportunity to learn carpentry, masonry or tailoring through local apprenticeships. It also provides AIDS education.

Location: Bukirasazi, Gitega Province, Burundi
Partner: Union Chrétienne pour la Paix et le Développement (UCPD)

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Hope School

49 sponsors needed now

Twa people (Batwa) often have been mistreated in Burundi. Many Twa children grow up believing they are inferior. Hope School of Nyangungu was created by Batwa for Batwa and other vulnerable children. It integrates Twa, Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups among students and teachers. Your contribution pays teacher salaries and training and provides school supplies and furniture.

Location: Mutaho, Burundi
Partner: Union Chrétienne pour l'Éducation et le Développement des Déshérités (UCEDD)

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Chad

Village Altonodji

Village Altonodji

155 sponsors needed now

War and AIDS have left thousands of children vulnerable around Moundou, Chad. Village Altonodji serves 300 of these children. It offers kindergarten through high school with nine dormitories and a bakery, library, chapel and sewing workshop on site. Your gift trains student leaders and staff and provides school supplies, food and uniforms for students.

Location: Moundou, Chad
Partner: Société pour L’Enfanceet le Développement au Tchad (SCPEDT)

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AJOSMO Orphans

AJOSMO Orphans

66 sponsors needed now

AJOSMO (Assistance of Young Orphans without Means) is the Christian women’s union of an Evangelical church in N'Djamena, Chad. The group believes it is their Christian duty to care for widows and orphans. War and AIDS have left many orphans in Chad. Your gift helps AJOSMO pay for school fees, books, uniforms and food for hundreds of children in N'Djamena.

Location: N'Djamena, Chad
Partner: Assistance of Young Orphans without Means (AJOSMO)

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DR Congo

Displaced Children

Displaced Children

70 sponsors needed now

War has displaced hundreds of thousands of people in the Kivu region. Children in displaced families often cannot attend school and are at risk of exploitation, delinquency and substance abuse. Your gift protects children living in two internally displaced persons (IDP) camps near Lake Kivu by paying fees and providing supplies for them to attend local schools.

Location: Shasha and Mubimbi IDP camps, DR Congo
Partner: Church of Christ of Congo (ECC-MERU)

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Ethiopia

Anna Hofer Education

17 sponsors needed now

In Ethiopia’s Tigrai region, many children who have lost parents to AIDS are raised by extended family members. Anna Hofer ensures that these families can send their children to school by providing food, clothing, medical expenses and a small savings account for each child. Your support also helps guardians—especially single mothers—start small businesses.

Location: Mekelle, Ethiopia
Partner: Anna Hofer Child & Family Support Organization (AHCFSO)

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Beza Education Support

53 sponsors needed now

Thousands of people have moved to Entoto Mountain, on the north edge of Addis Ababa, for healing from HIV/AIDS. Many end up without health care, reliable employment or access to education. Your gift provides educational materials, homework assistance, life skills training, computer training and group and individual counseling for 200 children affected by HIV/AIDS. Some are HIV positive.

Location: Entoto Mountain, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Partner: Beza Community Development Association

 

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Remember the Poorest

20 sponsors needed now

Dire poverty plagues many of Ethiopia’s urban centers. In Adama (Nazret), half of school-aged children do not attend school. Remember the Poorest runs the city’s only kindergarten that does not charge admission fees. Your contribution also provides tutoring, educational materials, home visits and teacher training that benefits more than 250 students from low-income families.

Location: Adama (Nazret), Ethiopia
Partner: Remember the Poorest Community

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Kenya

Hope Community Centre

0 sponsors needed now

One baby is abandoned each day among the six hospitals that Hope Community Centre visits. Most are AIDS orphans; others are victims of drug abuse, alcoholism and poverty. The Centre provides group homes and schools for 200 of these children. Your gift supports teacher salaries and food for children and staff. The Centre’s own farm provides additional food and hands-on learning for the children.

Location: North Kinangop, Kenya
Partner: Hope Community Centre

 

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Juja Education

0 sponsors needed now

Violence in Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan continues to displace people into Kenya. Orphaned and abandoned children are especially vulnerable. Your gift provides refuge and education for these children. Emmanuel Centre supports children through primary, secondary and vocational schools until they can support themselves and potentially return to their home countries.

Location: Juja Gahororo, Kenya
Partner: Emmanuel Centre

 

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Lari Peace Clubs

Lari Peace Clubs

122 sponsors needed now

Post-election violence in 2008 exposed Kenya’s tribal divisions. Many wounds remain. Without intervention, children absorb the hurt and prejudice of the adults around them. Your gift supports school peace talks, peace workshops for teachers and 55 peace clubs in schools across five provinces,

Location: Kimende, Kenya
Partner: Lari Memorial Peace Museum

 

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Learning Ways

18 sponsors needed now

Many Kenyan teachers face overcrowded classrooms, inadequate supplies and students who are homeless, orphaned by AIDS or exposed to drugs, crime and the sex trade. Learning Ways provides professional development and educational materials for teachers to meet these challenges. Your gift benefits students in five schools, both urban and rural.

Location: multiple communities
Partner: MCC Kenya

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Menno Kids Academy

25 sponsors needed now

Half a million people live in Mathare North, a poor district in Nairobi. Single mothers struggle to support their children with short-term jobs like washing clothes or collecting garbage. Most children live hand to mouth. Education gives families a chance to break the cycle of poverty. Your gift supports 460 students from preschool to grade 8 by providing books, food, sanitation and teacher stipends.

Location: Mathare North, Nairobi, Kenya
Partner: Menno Kids Academy

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Mukuru Mennonite Academy

39 sponsors needed now

Embakasi, Nairobi, is crowded and prone to flooding. Roads are poorly constructed. There are water and power shortages. But the Embakasi community is strong. Residents host trainings, organize clean-up days and support Mukuru Mennonite Academy for children who otherwise couldn’t afford school. Your donation funds teacher training and stipends, school renovations and nutritious meals for students.

Location: Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya
Partner: Embakasi Mennonite Church

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Starlight Academy

0 sponsors needed now

In 2009 teacher Rhoda Silu began providing child care so mothers could sell goods at the Kola market. Today Starlight Academy educates more than 160 children from age 2 through standard 4. School fees are waived for a fifth of the students if they cannot pay. Your gift supports teacher salaries, continuing education for staff and efforts to involve parents in their children’s education.

Location: Kola, Machakos County, Kenya
Partner: Starlight Academy

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Tumaini Brooks

46 sponsors needed now

Migrant workers on Kenya’s coffee plantations are not paid enough to support their families. Child labor, early pregnancy, crime and HIV/AIDS have kept communities poor and uneducated. With your support, the Tumaini Brooks Centre is providing meals, counseling and preschool to secondary school for 600 children in Kiambu, just outside of Nairobi. Little by little you are helping to break the cycle of poverty.

Location: Kiambu, Kenya
Partner: Tumaini Child Development Centre

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Mozambique

Anglican Church Education

Anglican Church Education

119 sponsors needed now

In rural Pungue District, Sofala Province, farm migration and late school entry limit childhood education. The Anglican Church Education project helps communities organize preschools and value early education. Over 1,000 children benefit. Your gifts through Global Family fund teacher training, school supplies and lunch food, and funding for the church worker who resources preschools.

Location: Pungue District, Sofala Province, Mozambique
Partner: Education Project of the Ecclesiastic District of Pungue

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Career Training

78 sponsors needed now

Mozambique suffered a bloody civil war from 1977 to 1992. The agricultural area around Muxunguè, in southern Sofala Province, endured some of the heaviest fighting. Today formal education is very weak in the district and many young people cannot support themselves by farming. Since 2002, this vocational training school has taught young men and women carpentry or sewing. With practical skills they start small businesses and earn enough money for necessities.

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Machanga Girls Education

36 sponsors needed now

Girls in Machanga District, Sofala Province, Mozambique, face obstacles to schooling: distance, poor transportation, financial and social constraints. In 2002 the United Church of Christ in Mozambique built a girls’ dormitory for Machanga secondary school which already had a boys’ dorm. Your support for Machanga girls’ education helps cover tuition fees, school supplies and healthy meal costs.

Location: Machanga, Mozambique
Partner: United Church of Christ

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Nigeria

Changing Hearts for Peace

Changing Hearts for Peace

72 sponsors needed now

Plateau State once lived up to its slogan, “Centre of Peace and Tourism.” Now bullying is rife in schools, and parents encourage children to avenge family injustices. Emergency Preparedness Response Teams (EPRT) are forming 50 peace clubs in secondary schools across the state. Your gift supports a project manager and assistant and produces training materials to turn the tide of violence.

Location: Plateau State, Nigeria
Partner: Emergency Preparedness Response Teams (EPRT)

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Rwanda

Mwana Nshuti

Mwana Nshuti

39 sponsors needed now

Mwana Nshuti (Child Friend) is a project of the Evangelical Friends Church of Rwanda. It started in response to the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Your gift supplies intensive six-month trainings in agriculture, auto mechanics, carpentry, hair styling and tailoring. The trainings give vulnerable students, especially girls, the opportunity to learn job skills and change their communities.

Locations: Kicukiru and Bugesera Districts, Rwanda
Partner: Friends Peace House

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South Africa

Children Care Centre

84 sponsors needed now

Durban has many poor families. When quality child care is not affordable, parents may leave children home alone or not be able to work. Your support for Children Care Centre gives young children a head start through affordable education and care. Friendships that grow between poor South African and refugee families counter the xenophobia present in South Africa.

Location: Durban, South Africa
Partner: Union of Refugee Women

 

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