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Burkina Faso

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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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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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

Anna Hofer Education provides support to orphans and vulnerable children of Tigrai in northern Ethiopia. The program works to strengthen parent and guardian led households, trains them to help children with disabilities and provides counseling on finances and family planning. Your Global Family gift provides meals, hygiene, education materials as well as school uniforms.

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

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Beza Education Support

53 sponsors needed now

Children in the kids’ club tutoring program will receive values teachings as well as training in literacy, maths, art, drama, sports and computers. Leadership training will be provided during vacations along with organized trips during the summer season. Global Family funds help supply snacks, transportation and counselling. The children, all HIV affected, will also receive much needed school materials.

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

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Remember the Poorest

20 sponsors needed now

Remember the Poorest was formed in 2006 to minister to street children, orphans and vulnerable young people in Nazret, about 100 km southeast of Addis Ababa. Global Family supports its kindergarten, which makes preschool education available to over 250 children with a dedicated staff of teachers and assistants. It is the only free preschool in the city. Children are selected by the local kebele (neighbourhood association) in conjunction with the school. Children of all faiths are welcomed.

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Kenya

Hope Community Centre

0 sponsors needed now

Kenyan children who are orphaned or abandoned face many hardships. Many live on the street. Society stereotypes them as having “bad habits” and acceptance in community schools becomes difficult. Hope Community Centre has become a home and school for more than 300 of these children. Your Global Family gift helps pay teacher stipends and food costs for these children.

Location: North Kinangop, Kenya
Partner: Hope Community Centre

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Juja Education

0 sponsors needed now

Juja Education project reaches out to needy children, orphans and Somali and Sudanese refugee children. Located near Nairobi, Emmanuel Centre in Juja is a place of refuge, love and hope. With help from your support, the centre provides care and vocational training for students so they can become self-supporting. If they can return, their education today may provide future support in their home countries.

Location: Juja Gahororo, Kenya
Partner: Emmanuel Centre

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Lari Peace Clubs

Lari Peace Clubs

122 sponsors needed now

Lari Peace Clubs seek to promote peace by supporting peace education and peace club activities in schools. They maintain communication tools to reduce inter-ethnic violence in three Kenyan provinces – Central, Eastern and the Rift Valley. The computers provided facilitate skill development and social networking opportunities across ethnic lines.  

Location: Kimende, Kenya
Partner: Lari Memorial Peace Museum

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Learning Ways

18 sponsors needed now

When teachers learn skills to work with at-risk students, teaching improves and learning is effective. Learning Ways supports teachers at two Nairobi Mennonite schools and one rural school outside the city. Your gift funds teacher training workshops, educational supplies and transportation for classroom visits. The teachers gain skills to help struggling students and create positive learning.

Location: multiple locations in Kenya
Partner: MCC Kenya

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Menno Kids Academy

25 sponsors needed now

The Mathare Valley of Nairobi is a very poor urban area. Mathare North Mennonite Church began Menno Kids Academy on church property. Hundreds of preschool through middle school age students attend each day. Many who come to school arrive hungry; the school provides one meal per day. Your support helps pay for teacher stipends, books, sanitation and food costs.

Location: Mathare NorthNairobi, Kenya
Partner: Menno Kids Academy

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Mukuru Mennonite Academy

39 sponsors needed now

In Nairobi’s Mukuru slums, Mukuru Mennonite Academy serves children preschool to Grade 7. Among these “poorest of the poor,” many students are orphaned or live in single parent or “child-headed” homes. Embakasi Mennonite Church houses two classrooms and there are two additional classrooms in a new stone building. Your gift supports teacher stipends, education needs and one meal per day for students.

Location: Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya
Partner: Mukuru Menno Academy

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Starlight Academy

0 sponsors needed now

Starlight Academy is located in Kola, Machakos County. Kola is a small market with many single mothers who do not have the resources to provide for their children. They either find casual labor or start their own businesses. Your support provides quality education and care for children from trained and experienced teachers while their mothers work for food and other necessities.

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

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Tumaini Brooks

46 sponsors needed now

Tumaini Brooks Centre is 24 km from Nairobi in coffee plantation country with migrant labor. This church-founded day school addresses common risks for children: child labor, early teen pregnancy, crime. Tumaini reaches children hungry for education and a better life. It serves more than 600 preschool through secondary students. Your Global Family contribution helps Tumaini pay teacher stipends.

Location: Kiambu, Kenya
Partner: Tumaini Brooks 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’s Care Centre

84 sponsors needed now

The Children’s Care Centre is an education and care facility for young children from poor families in Durban. It is run by the Union of Refugee Women, an energetic group from Rwanda, Burundi and Congo. These women give inner city children a step up through English-based learning. Your gift helps pay for attendance fees, educator salary, staff training, supplies and food.

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

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