UNICEF states that Guatemala has the highest percentage of chronically malnourished children in Latin America and the fourth highest in the world. We know this can be combated in the short-term by food support and in the long-term through education. Only 30% of children who start primary school education get to grade six and even less go onto secondary school. We provide free, good education to 600 children and team it with the nutrition they need for the best start in life.
The Palestinian village of al-Aqaba, a model village, is challenged by daily Israeli military training too nearby and the threat of house demolitions. So stressful for children, this is where their vibrant kindergarten plays a vital role. This kindergarten, the beating heart of the village, turned out to also be its guardian in Israel's High Court. Provide scholarships for Al Aqaba's kindergarteners & breakfast too. Give them a great start and assure that this peaceful village remains standing.
Tahanan Sta. Luisa is a crisis intervention and recovery center for street girls in Metro Manila, Philippines who have been traumatized by multiple kinds of abuse and sexual exploitation. Tahanan helps the girls recover in body, mind, and spirit. Tahanan believes education, life skills training, and recreational activities help girls recover and enhance their feelings of self-worth and dignity, and enable them to reintegrate into regular community life.
Retrak will reach out to over 800 homeless children sleeping on the streets in Ethiopia. Retrak will provide them with food, medicine, shelter, education and everything they need to build a new life away from the street.
In Vietnam, 2,000 children die on the roads each year. To address this situation, this project will instill safe road habits in 1,500 Vietnamese children by providing helmets, training teachers on effective education techniques, engineering safety into school environments, and raising community awareness of road safety. Not only do these interventions ensure that students can get to school safely; in the long-term, these healthy habits will serve to improve the entire road system in Vietnam.
Help establish for the first time a medical clinic in Awake Village of Northern Uganda to provide life-saving healthcare to its residents. Each month residents, often children, die needlessly due to lack of basic medical care
Join us to build a clinic and provide a system of health education outreach focusing on issues of sanitation, hygiene, and food preparation and storage. Education will substantially reduce chronic illness of diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS.