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Al-Malath Special Education

Al Malath Special Education

62 supporters needed now

People with disabilities face discrimination on a daily basis. Al-Malath (Refuge) runs an educational and therapeutic program in Beit Sahour for young adults with severe mental and physical challenges. It is the only such center in the Bethlehem area. Your gift provides literacy and prevocational training as well as art, gardening and sports therapy.

Location: Beit Sahour, Palestine
Partner: Al-Malath Charitable Society

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Matabeleland North

221 supporters needed now

Dismal salaries have forced many qualified teachers to leave Zimbabwe. Many Matabeleland schools are in the hands of high school graduates with no teaching qualifications. Your support provides teacher training and supplies to seven secondary schools in Binga and Hwange Districts, and helps them meet the minimum standards for government registration.

Location: Binga and Hwange Districts, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe
Partner: Binga and Hwange Secondary Schools

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Peer Mediation

53 supporters needed now

Many students in Cali’s poorest neighborhoods have fled violence in rural Colombia. In those city neighborhoods, soaring unemployment, drug use, gang violence and domestic problems all spill into the schools. Edupaz empowers students, teachers and parents with training in peer mediation of conflicts. Your contribution pays workshop leaders, materials and transportation.

Location: Cali, Colombia
Partner: Edupaz

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Le Pelican

54 supporters needed now

The Hazara ethnic group has been marginalized for centuries. Le Pelican helps the poorest of the poor living in the Dashti-Barchi section of Kabul. Your gift provides nourishing meals, recreation and classes (including English) for grades 1 to 8, as well as apprenticeships for youth, vocational and literacy training for young women and special classes for children with disabilities.

Location: Dashti-Barchi, Kabul, Afghanistan
Partner: Le Pelican

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Gee Gush Koon (You Can Do It)

28 supporters needed now

Kashechewan First Nation is a small, fly-in Indigenous community in remote Northeast Ontario, Canada. A third of the 300 students who attend St. Andrew's School there have disabilities or are considered “at risk.” Your support helps pay for an educational support worker to walk alongside these students and help them achieve their educational goals.

Location: Kashechewan First Nation, Ontario, Canada
Partner: St. Andrew's School

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Career training

Caritas University Loans

Caritas University Loans

0 supporters needed now

Almost two-thirds of Jordan's population is less than 25 years old. Ten percent are refugees from Palestine, Iraq and Syria. The country has high rates of inflation, unemployment and poverty. Caritas Jordan provides low-cost university loans to financially challenged students. Your gift supplements funds that are raised locally.

Location: Amman, Jordan
Partner: Caritas Jordan

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Le Pelican

54 supporters needed now

The Hazara ethnic group has been marginalized for centuries. Le Pelican helps the poorest of the poor living in the Dashti-Barchi section of Kabul. Your gift provides nourishing meals, recreation and classes (including English) for grades 1 to 8, as well as apprenticeships for youth, vocational and literacy training for young women and special classes for children with disabilities.

Location: Dashti-Barchi, Kabul, Afghanistan
Partner: Le Pelican

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Mwana Nshuti

Mwana Nshuti

48 supporters needed now

Mwana Nshuti (Child My Friend) builds peaceful communities by empowering vulnerable youth. Your support gives young people--especially girls--technical training in sewing, hairdressing or mechanics, as well as English, Swahili, business skills, social studies and trauma healing. It also supports graduate student co-operatives and sponsors a few students in secondary school.

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

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Song Kibse (Welcome the Orphans)

Song Kibse (Welcome the Orphans)

23 supporters 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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University Students

University Students

3 supporters needed now

Inflation and unemployment are very high in Nicaragua. Good jobs require higher education, but university costs are out of reach for many students. Your gift provides scholarships through three Nicaraguan Mennonite conferences. Students give back to their communities through weekly internships in their field of study.

Location: Managua, Nicaragua
Partner: councils of the Anabaptist/Mennonite Churches of Nicaragua

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Yalve Sanga

10 supporters needed now

More than a dozen different indigenous groups live in Paraguay’s arid Chaco region. Most do not have schools beyond grade 6. At Yalve Sanga, Chaco Mennonite colonies operate a boarding school for 20 indigenous communities. Your support helps parents cover the full cost of their children’s education, including tuition, housing and study materials. Education for girls is especially encouraged.

Location: the Chaco, Paraguay
Partner: Asociación de Servicios de Cooperación Indígena-Menonita (ASCIM)

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Sewing and Tailoring Vocational Training

Sewing and Tailoring Vocational Training

71 supporters needed now

In Mesang District, Prey Veng Province, nearly everyone farms rice. But because of a land shortage, 19% of the population has to migrate to find work. Most of the migrants are women. Your gift provides sewing teachers and materials to students at three high schools. When young people gain sewing and tailoring skills, they can find jobs without leaving their families.

Location: Mesang District, Prey Veng Province, Cambodia
Partner: Organization to Develop Our Villages (ODOV)

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Building Knowledge Together

61 supporters 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 and Mutaho, Gitega Province, Burundi
Partner: Union Chrétienne pour la Paix et le Développement (UCPD)

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Vocational Training Program

47 supporters needed now

In Morang District, eastern Nepal, many youth have a basic education but lack practical skills for local employment. Most work in seasonal factory or agriculture jobs, or migrate to nearby India. BICWS offers scholarships for courses in tailoring and repair of computers, motorcycles and mobile phones. Your support gives young people the confidence to stay in their communities and provide for their families.

Location: Bhatigach and Majhare VDC, Morang District, Nepal
Partner: Brethren In Community Welfare Society (BICWS)

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Juja Education

0 supporters 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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Vocational Training Programme

159 supporters needed now

Unemployment in eastern India hovers around 9%. Over three years your support will give vocational training to more than 700 underprivileged students. Trainings emphasize vocational skills with local applications such as teaching, welding, driving, carpentry and nursing. Sixty percent of students find quality employment within six months of completion. 

Location: Bihar, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal Provinces, India
Partner: MCC India

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Career Training

12 supporters needed now

Mozambique suffered a bloody civil war from 1977 to 1992. The agricultural area around Muxunguè faced some of the heaviest fighting. Now many young people cannot support themselves by farming. Your support pays for carpentry and sewing classes. With practical skills young people start small businesses and earn enough money for necessities.

Location: Muxunguè, Mozambique
Partner: Association of the United Church of Christ Members for Social Development (AMICUMO)

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New Tomorrows

12 supporters needed now

In Bolivian prisons, children sometimes live with their incarcerated parents. Although they have freedom to attend school, they are often exposed to drugs and violence. Your gift provides three meals a day, school support and a psychologist for children living in two Cochabamba prisons, and in a marginal neighborhood nearby. It also gives university scholarships and career training to young adults. Additional information available on request.

Location: Cochabamba, Bolivia
Partner: Organización Bautista de Desarrollo Social (OBADES)

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Early childhood education

Anna Hofer Education

0 supporters 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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Kids’ House

Kids’ House

48 supporters needed now

Violence has displaced thousands of families in Iraq. For displaced children, school provides stability as well as education. In the Kurdish city of Erbil, the Chaldean Catholic Sisters of the Sacred Heart run a preschool and kindergarten for 200 children. Students of any religion and ethnicity are accepted. Your gift provides supplies, pays teacher salaries and buys fuel for their power supply.

Location: Erbil, Iraq
Partner: Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Kindergarten for Syrian Refugees

Kindergarten for Syrian Refugees

0 supporters needed now

Lebanon is home to more than 400,000 Syrian refugee children. Only a quarter are able to attend school. Traumatized by violence and torn from their homes, they struggle to succeed. Your support provides three levels of kindergarten for 4, 5 and 6-year-old refugees from Syria and Palestine. It also gives staff training in peace education.

Location: Daouk, Beirut, Lebanon
Partner: Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD)

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Preschool Education

Preschool Education

40 supporters needed now

Indigenous Muong and Dao people have been displaced by a new national forest. Now they are learning an entirely new way of life, including education. When local preschools provide nutritious meals, health and school attendance both improve. Your support constructs kitchens, provides classroom equipment and offers trainings for parents and teachers in six remote villages of Tân Sơn District, Phú Thọ Province.

Location: Tân Sơn District, Phú Thọ Province, Vietnam
Partners: Department of Education and Tân Sơn People’s Committee

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Emanuel Daycare/PROED

13 supporters needed now

In poor neighborhoods of Asunción, families live in marginal housing and are exposed to drugs, crime and promiscuity. Single mothers especially struggle to provide for their children. Emanuel Daycare Center and PROED School give new opportunities to more than 300 at-risk students, from preschool through secondary school. Your gift pays teachers, buys supplies and provides support for single mothers.

Location: Asunción, Paraguay
Partner: Servicio Voluntario Menonita Paraguay (SERVOME)

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Children Care Centre

80 supporters 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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What Did She Say?

49 supporters needed now

Bengali is the national language used in schools in Bangladesh. But the country is also home to more than 45 indigenous language groups. Sixty percent of the children from those groups drop out of primary school, often because of language problems. Your gift supports preschools that slowly introduce Bengali over a one or two-year period, while also affirming indigenous culture and customs.

Location: multiple locations in northern Bangladesh
Partner: various agencies, including the Church of Bangladesh

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Guardería Samuelito

42 supporters needed now

Guardería Samuelito is the only organization caring for young children in the Cochabamba neighborhood of Santa Cruz. Many parents there struggle to provide for their children, and young people often turn to crime. Your support provides tuition, teacher’s salaries, meals and educational resources for 80 children so their parents can find work and provide a stable home.Additional information available on request.

Location: Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Partner: Iglesia Evangelica Menonita Boliviana

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Proyecto MAMA

Proyecto MAMA

160 supporters needed now

Rural communities in Honduras often lack adequate schools, teachers, books and materials. The Honduran Evangelical Mennonite Church runs 10 preschools, eight basic education centers and three tutoring centers in 12 communities near San Pedro Sula. Your support trains educators, provides teaching materials, mentors parents and gives scholarships to more than 130 high school students.

Location: Cortez and Yoro Departments, Honduras
Partner: Proyecto MAMA (Mujeres Amigas Miles Apart)

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Anglican Church Education

Anglican Church Education

102 supporters needed now

Census data suggest that nearly 20% of Mozambique’s population is under 5 years old. The Anglican Church is preparing 5,000 of these children for school through 40 preschools in 15 communities across rural Manica and Sofala Provinces. Your support funds meals, school supplies and teacher training, with attention to nutrition, peacemaking, honoring local culture and reducing early marriages.

Location: Manica and Sofala Provinces, Mozambique
Partner: Anglican Communion of Mozambique

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Stansberry

41 supporters needed now

Stansberry Children’s Home has been a refuge for abandoned children in Santa Cruz since 1954. In 2001 it began Guardería Moisés to provide affordable, safe child care so parents can work. Your gift provides medical attention and nutritious meals at Guardería Moisés as well as healthy snacks, academic support and counseling for Stansberry’s before-and-after-school program. Additional information available upon request. 

Location: Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Partner: Hogar de Niños

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Remember the Poorest

48 supporters 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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