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Career Training

66 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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Special Education School

12 supporters needed now

In Santiago Tepatlaxco, Mexico City, many people with disabilities do not have access to professional help. Some are enrolled in mainstream schools; others are kept hidden inside their homes. Classrooms of Development and Hope works with parents, schools and a health center to provide personalized care. Your gift develops language, literacy, motor skills and self-esteem for children with special needs.

Location: Santiago Tepatlaxco, Mexico
Partner: Aulas de Desarrollo y Esperanza A.C.

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Changing Hearts for Peace

Changing Hearts for Peace

63 supporters 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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Enhanced Learning

70 supporters 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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Al-Mina Workshop

Al-Mina Workshop

19 supporters needed now

Al-Mina Workshop is a L’Arche community for adults with mental disabilities in the Old City of Damascus. Its development program teaches social skills, coordination and hygiene. Participants paint, make paper or complete beading and needlework projects to sell at the local market. Al-Mina remains an oasis of safety and care inside Syria because of your support. Additional information available on request.

Location: Damascus, Syria
Partner: Al-Mina Workshop

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Career training

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

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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Yalve Sanga

9 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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Vocational Training Program

36 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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Sewing and Tailoring Vocational Training

Sewing and Tailoring Vocational Training

58 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

63 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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Juja Education

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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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Career Training

66 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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University Students

University Students

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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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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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New Tomorrows

4 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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Mwana Nshuti

Mwana Nshuti

42 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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Le Pelican

56 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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Early childhood education

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

81 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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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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What Did She Say?

21 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

41 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

39 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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Remember the Poorest

39 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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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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Proyecto MAMA

Proyecto MAMA

156 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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Kids’ House

Kids’ House

29 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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