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K-12 schools, Teacher training

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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Enhancing Success in School

Enhancing Success in School

40 sponsors needed now

Laos has named a national goal: universal primary education. Student-centered teaching techniques are key to meeting this goal. Your gift provides teacher training and school supplies in two poor districts—one in the capital, the other in a rural province that was heavily bombed during the Vietnam War.

Locations: Sang Thong District, Vientiane Province and Tha Thom District, Xaysomboun Province, Laos
Partner: Sang Thong and Tha Thom District education offices

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Tumaini Brooks

64 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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K-12 schools, Mennonite/Brethren in Christ programs, Peace education, War-affected

Peer Mediation

84 sponsors 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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K-12 schools

Community Schools Programme

821 sponsors needed now

The country of India contains more people than the continent of Africa on one-ninth of the land area. The challenges are enormous. In eastern India, illiteracy averages 30%. Only 15% of students reach high school; 7% graduate. Your contribution provides school fees, uniforms and supplies to more than 2,100 orphans and vulnerable children through 19 institutions and schools in five eastern provinces.

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

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Latin Patriarchate School

Latin Patriarchate School

6 sponsors needed now

Zababdeh is a predominantly Christian village in the West Bank. Here the Catholic parish operates Latin Patriarchate School, educating Catholic, Anglican, Orthodox and Muslim students. Part of the school’s Christian ministry is to provide a place where Christians and Muslims can meet peacefully and become friends. Your gift funds scholarships, books and classroom furnishings.

Location: Zababdeh, Palestine
Partner: Latin Patriarchate School

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West Bengal Education

79 sponsors needed now

Across eastern India, only 15% of students reach high school; 7% graduate. Your gift provides school fees, counseling and medical assistance to orphans and other vulnerable students in West Bengal province. It also purchases classroom furniture and equipment, funds special trainings and meets other school needs. About 280 students graduate each year.

Location: West Bengal Province, India
Partner: MCC India

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Rural Primary Education

Rural Primary Education

4 sponsors needed now

In Prey Veng Province parents often keep children out of school to work. When schools offer a nutritious meal, children are more likely to attend—and to concentrate well in class. Your gift purchases food, pays for a cook and trains an early childhood education teacher at schools in Angkearhdei and Proom. It also provides free traditional music and dance classes to poor children in Rong Damrey.

Location: Peareang District, Cambodia
Partner: Angkearhdei, Proom and Songkahak Komar schools

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Sichuan Scholarships

18 sponsors needed now

More than 85% of people in northeastern Sichuan Province are farmers. Most farms are worked by the very elderly who also take care of their young grandchildren, or vice versa. Many school-aged children relieve their families from paying tuition by becoming migrant workers. Your contribution provides scholarships for tuition, books and clothing, so that students can stay in school and become meaningful contributors to their families.  Additional information available on request.

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K-12 schools, Orphans and vulnerable children

Seed of Hope

Seed of Hope

67 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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Hope Community Centre

10 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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K-12 schools, Special needs students

Education for All

Education for All

34 sponsors needed now

In Beni Suef—a poor governorate up the Nile River from Cairo—most jobs are in agriculture and manufacturing. Girls and children with disabilities often are not considered employable and have fewer opportunities for education. ECOD raises awareness about disabilities and mentors young people to achieve their potential. Your gift pays for books, materials and other school expenses.

Location: El Fashn, Egypt
Partner: St. Mary Church and Ekhlas Coptic Organization for Development (ECOD)

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Career training, Ethnic minorities, K-12 schools, Mennonite/Brethren in Christ programs

Yalve Sanga

0 sponsors 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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Ethnic minorities, K-12 schools

Ik Education

82 sponsors needed now

The Ik people live in remote northeastern Uganda. Until recently they had no schools, and many families still can’t afford school supplies. Kotido Peace Initiative supplies materials to hundreds of children through two village schools. Your gift provides school fees and supplies for nearly 50 secondary school students and food, lodging and expenses for the first Ik woman to attend university.

Location: Kotido, Uganda
Partner: Kotido Peace Initiative (KOPEIN)

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K-12 schools, War-affected

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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Education for Displaced Children

Education for Displaced Children

27 sponsors needed now

War has forced over nine million people to flee their homes in Syria. Half of them are children. Many have dropped out of school. Unemployment and rising costs put education out of reach for many families. Your support covers tuition fees for more than 150 children to attend church-based schools across the country. Additional information available on request.

Location: multiple locations in Syria
Partner: Syrian Orthodox Church

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Career training, K-12 schools, Orphans and vulnerable children

Song Kibse (Welcome the Orphans)

Song Kibse (Welcome the Orphans)

34 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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K-12 schools, Teacher training, War-affected

New Horizon

New Horizon

9 sponsors needed now

Aleppo was once the industrial center of Syria. Now most factories are closed, most workers are unemployed and many neighborhoods have endured heavy fighting. As few as six percent of children attend school. In this bleak landscape, New Horizon welcomes both Christian and Muslim students. Your gift prepares high school students for national exams, provides computer training and works with teachers on active learning techniques. Additional information available on request.

Location: Aleppo, Syria
Partner: Syrian Orthodox Church

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K-12 schools, Peace education, Teacher training

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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Ethnic minorities, K-12 schools, Teacher training

Enhanced Learning

86 sponsors needed now

Around the world, parents play a critical role in education. But it is difficult for poor or uneducated families to buy school supplies or help with homework. Your support provides materials, after-school tutoring clubs and high school stipends for needy children across Bangladesh. It also gives scholarships to young people with disabilities.

Location: multiple communities in Bangladesh
Partner: various agencies

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Girls, K-12 schools, War-affected

Stella Matutina

10 sponsors needed now

Around 98% of the households in Kiryandongo are single-parent families headed by women. Many have been displaced by conflicts in northern Uganda, Congo and Sudan. Stella Matutina equips young women to support themselves with a full secondary school education, plus training in home management, peacebuilding, agriculture and the arts. Your gift provides full or half scholarships for 35 girls.

Location: Kiryandongo, Uganda
Partner: Stella Matutina Girls Secondary School

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K-12 schools, Orphans and vulnerable children, Teacher training

Village Altonodji

Village Altonodji

152 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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Matabeleland South

69 sponsors needed now

The schools of Matabeleland South are among the poorest in Zimbabwe. School infrastructure is dilapidated and in some cases hazardous. Over 700 students attend Dekezi, Madume, Nyandeni and Sitezi Secondary Schools. Your support repairs classrooms, trains teachers, purchases textbooks and provides school fees and uniforms for orphaned and vulnerable children.

Location: Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe
Partner: Matabeleland South Schools

 

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Early childhood education, Informal education, K-12 schools, Mennonite/Brethren in Christ programs

Proyecto MAMA

Proyecto MAMA

246 sponsors 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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K-12 schools, Mennonite/Brethren in Christ programs, Teacher training, War-affected

Education Brings Hope

4 sponsors needed now

Families displaced by rural conflict began to settle on the slopes of Cazucá, Bogotá, in the 1980s. The El Progreso neighborhood still has no water or sewer and faces regular gang violence. Children are malnourished; two-thirds do not go to school. Your gift provides salaries, food and teaching supplies for a preschool and primary school of the Colombian Mennonite Brethren Church.

Location: El Progreso neighborhood, Cazucá, Bogotá, Colombia
Partner: Colombian Mennonite Brethren Church 

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