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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

Enhancing Success in School

Enhancing Success in School

39 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, school supplies and lessons in the local wisdom of 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, War-affected

Displaced Children

Displaced Children

66 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

32 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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K-12 schools

Latin Patriarchate School

Latin Patriarchate School

4 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

71 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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Access to Education

Access to Education

16 sponsors needed now

The population of Hassake has doubled from Syrians fleeing violence elsewhere in the country. The city struggles to provide basic services. Many families cannot afford rising school costs. Your contribution pays for students in Nasare neighborhood who can’t afford education. They attend Amal Primary School, a Syrian Orthodox school that accepts children from any religion or ethnic background. Additional information available on request.

Location: Hassake, Syria
Partner: Syrian Orthodox Church

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

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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Village Altonodji

Village Altonodji

147 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 North

47 sponsors 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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K-12 schools, Orphans and vulnerable children

Hope Community Centre

0 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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AJOSMO Orphans

AJOSMO Orphans

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

Proyecto MAMA

Proyecto MAMA

244 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, 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

87 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

11 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, Special needs students

Arab Episcopal School

Arab Episcopal School

52 sponsors needed now

Arab Episcopal School is the only school in northern Jordan that enrolls blind and visually impaired students with sighted students. It provides peace education based on democracy, respect for human rights and emphasis on volunteer work. Since its beginning in 2003 the school has grown dramatically. Your support helps finance teacher salaries and building renovations.

Location: Irbid, Jordan
Partner: Arab Episcopal School

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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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K-12 schools, Mennonite/Brethren in Christ programs

BIC Schools

79 sponsors needed now

After a decade of economic decline, Zimbabwe’s once-proud education system is in disarray. Matabeleland suffers some of the worst neglect. Crumbling schools close; poor salaries turn teachers away. Your gift allows four Brethren in Christ schools to repair roofs, floors, windows and doors, purchase adequate desks and chairs, and rebuild a qualified teaching staff.

Location: Matabeleland, Zimbabwe
Partner: Brethren in Christ Church

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