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K-12 schools, Peace education, War-affected

Help the Afghan Children

185 sponsors needed now

Afghanistan’s children have suffered more than almost any other population in the world. Help the Afghan Children restores basic education, in cooperation with Afghanistan’s Education Ministry. Your Global Family support funds computer, peace and environmental education in five schools. Your gifts also support HTAC’s first model school in Afghanistan, in Kabul Province.

Location: Samangan and Kabul Provinces, Afghanistan
Partner: Help the Afghan Children (HTAC)

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K-12 schools, Mennonite/Brethren in Christ programs, Teacher training

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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K-12 schools, Orphans and vulnerable children

Education First

Education First

46 sponsors needed now

HIV/AIDS has created a growing number of orphans and vulnerable children in the Nyantira neighborhood of Dar es Salaam. Most end up on the streets, without schooling and involved with drugs or crime. Education First brings education to orphans and children from single parent families or families who can’t afford school. Your support helps purchase school supplies and pay school fees.

Location: Kitunda, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Partner: Jamil Empowerment Initiative (JEI)

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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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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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K-12 schools, Mennonite/Brethren in Christ programs

BIC Schools

78 sponsors needed now

Zimbabwe’s political and economic crisis has caused total collapse of the education system. Poor salaries have forced teachers to leave the country. The Brethren in Christ church operates several schools in Zimbabwe. Your support assists the BIC church to provide orphans and vulnerable children with school supplies and food costs.

Location: Matabeleland, Zimbabwe
Partner: Brethren in Christ Church

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Ethnic minorities, K-12 schools, Teacher training

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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Enhanced Learning

86 sponsors needed now

Education in Bangladesh is changing. Although more children can go to school, being there doesn’t ensure learning. Parents play an important role – they provide materials and encourage/support children in their studies. For poor families who are often uneducated, this becomes most difficult. Your funds provide for school materials, after school tutoring clubs and vocational training as well as give support for young people with disabilities to complete their education.

Location: multiple locations in Bangladesh
Partner: various agencies

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

Peer Mediation

84 sponsors needed now

Cali, Colombia’s third largest city, faces high levels of violence, including in its schools. Global Family partner Edupaz works in schools, empowering students and teachers with training in peer mediation of conflicts. Your contribution helps pay for training workshop leaders, materials and transportation.

Location: Cali, Colombia
Partner: Edupaz

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K-12 schools

Community Schools

11 sponsors needed now

Chimwemwe Basic Community School is a Christian school in a poor neighborhood. It is one of only two basic schools in Lusaka that educates deaf students alongside of hearing students. For these orphans and vulnerable children the school works to increase the pass rate on Grade 7 and 9 exams, allowing them to advance to secondary school. Your support helps pay for school fees, uniforms and PTA fees.

Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Partner: Chimwemwe Trust School

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Community Schools Programme

821 sponsors needed now

Many Indian students need help to pay for education. Community Schools Programme focuses on orphans, single-parent children and underprivileged children. The program works with schools and nongovernmental organizations to identify students needing support. Your Global Family gift funds schooling, improves classrooms, builds library collections and fills other areas of student need.

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

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Rural Primary Education

Rural Primary Education

12 sponsors needed now

In the isolated rice farming communities of 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 ingredients, pays for a cook and trains an early childhood education teacher at primary schools in Angkearhdei and Proom.

Location: Peareang District, Cambodia
Partner: Angkearhdei and Proom primary 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

85 sponsors needed now

A nation’s improvement lies in citizen education, yet thousands of Indian children are unable to attend school. This program supports West Bengal students Grade 5 through secondary school who have financial need and aptitude to complete schooling. Your support helps students complete secondary school.

Location: West Bengal Province, India
Partner: MCC India

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K-12 schools, Teacher training

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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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

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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K-12 schools, Mennonite/Brethren in Christ programs, Peace education, Teacher training

Brethren in Christ Schools

88 sponsors needed now

The 100-plus Brethren in Christ churches in Zambia’s Southern Province run nine basic schools and four secondary schools with close to 10,000 students. The schools are mostly in rural communities where few students, especially girls, obtain grades that are high enough to reach secondary school. Many students have lost parents due to HIV/AIDS. Global Family mentors teachers to improve students' English literacy, math skills, library use and study habits. It also helps to pay for school fees, uniforms and textbooks.

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

Yalve Sanga

0 sponsors needed now

Yalve Sanga (Pool of the Armadillo) is an indigenous community and a service center for 11 communities of the Central Chaco. Many parents struggle to pay their children’s education. The Chaco Mennonite colonies operate a boarding school for students from the surrounding area. Your Global Family support helps parents cover the full cost of their children’s education.

Location: Yalve Sanga, Paraguay
Partner: Asociación de Servicios de Cooperación Indígena-Menonita (ASCIM)

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Ethnic minorities, K-12 schools

Ik Education

62 sponsors needed now

The Ik people, traditionally hunters, bee­keepers and farmers, live in Kaabong District, northeast Uganda. Until recently the Ik had no schools. Parents now see the value of education but they rarely have money to send children to the boarding schools hours away. Your support funds school supplies for children: food, clothing, soap, pens and pencils, sleeping mats and uniforms or shoes as needed.

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

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K-12 schools, Special needs students

Education for All

Education for All

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

New Horizon

New Horizon

10 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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Girls, K-12 schools, War-affected

Stella Matutina

6 sponsors needed now

The “Lord’s Resistance Army” terrorized northern Uganda, forcing children to be soldiers or “wives.” Stella Matutina Girls’ School was founded to serve these children. Many girls in this boarding school were victimized or experienced war-related trauma. Your support funds teacher training in psychosocial support, teaching materials and other items necessary to provide a healthy environment for the girls.

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

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