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Lari Peace Clubs

Lari Peace Clubs

85 supporters 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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Sewing and Tailoring Vocational Training

Sewing and Tailoring Vocational Training

62 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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Bread for Success

36 supporters needed now

The Meadowgreen neighbourhood of Saskatoon is home to newcomers to Canada and indigenous people, and has been historically underserved. Through an after-school program called Bread for Success, your support provides homework assistance, career exploration, cooking lessons and gardening projects for young people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. 

Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Partner: MCC Saskatchewan

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Small Steps

78 supporters needed now

Public schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina include religious education. But the schools are ethnically divided, and religion classes can end up teaching fear and hate. Small Steps builds connections between Christian and Muslim teachers and trains them in peace education. Your support pays presenters, transportation and meeting space for workshops with teachers and students.

Location: various communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Partner: Association for Dialogue in Family and Society

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Village Altonodji

Village Altonodji

117 supporters 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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Career training

Vocational Training Program

37 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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Career Training

71 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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Le Pelican

47 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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Song Kibse (Welcome the Orphans)

Song Kibse (Welcome the Orphans)

29 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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Caritas University Loans

Caritas University Loans

12 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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Sewing and Tailoring Vocational Training

Sewing and Tailoring Vocational Training

62 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

59 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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Mwana Nshuti

Mwana Nshuti

35 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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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

149 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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University Students

University Students

0 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

8 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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New Tomorrows

5 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

What Did She Say?

20 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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Anna Hofer Education

18 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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Guardaría Samuelito

39 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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Stansberry

29 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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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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Kids’ House

Kids’ House

25 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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St. Anne’s Orphanage and Kindergarten

St. Anne’s Orphanage

3 supporters needed now

Iraqi families have been torn apart by poverty and war. Some families have been unable to care for their children. Some children have watched their parents die. The Daughters of Mary of the Chaldean Christian Church provide a loving home for children (mostly girls) with traumatic childhoods. Your support buys textbooks, tutoring resources and other supplies.

Location: Alqosh, Iraq
Partner: Chaldean Christian Church Daughters of Mary

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Kindergarten for Syrian Refugees

Kindergarten for Syrian Refugees

23 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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Proyecto MAMA

Proyecto MAMA

200 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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Preschool Education

Preschool Education

41 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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Remember the Poorest

56 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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Children Care Centre

75 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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