Poverty is real, but together, we can make progress towards breaking the cycle by helping to graduate healthy, educated, empowered & employed young adults with Children International!
As many of you know, my “day job” is working for our local community non-profit art center. There we serve the underprivileged children of our community. One of my favorite parts of the job is to teach these children art and other skills that they can use to improve their lives! In many cases, these skills can result in career paths and we are actively working toward establishing new programs that focus more on this!! I love being able to use my voice on my blog and social media as my second job to continue to help the less fortunate in our world. I know that I am truly blessed and thank God each and every day that the children in my life do not have to worry about hunger and poverty!!
I know that many children around the world do have to worry on a daily basis about poverty and I want to help! So when I was approached to help spread the word about incredible organization that does amazing work for our world, Children International, I felt compelled to act 🙂
Too often we only hear about and see impactful pictures of the young children who are in poverty. While this is so important and powerful, I wanted to focus on some of the success stories of Children International – graduates of their programs who have beaten the odds and now have big plans for the future!!
Let’s meet some of the many success stories of Children International!
Paul, 20, Quito, Ecuador
He believes that education can help improve people’s living conditions and that is just what Children International did for him by helping him with the cost of his learning at the Ecuadorian Red Cross Institute. Now he will become an excellent professional in prehospital care,and be able to pay it forward to others.
Lesly, 18, Guatemala
Lesly is in her final year of high school and plans to continue her education in college thanks to the aid that she received to do so from Children International Mariscal. She is an animal lover and is looking forward to a career in veterinary medicine, zoology or something related. She has developed leadership skills that helped her to become president of her class last year and now she is a shining example for her brothers! She once thought that she these dreams where unattainable because of her family’s lack of financial means.
Fanny, 18, Barranquilla, Colombia
Fanny has a dream that she wants to make come true, and it is to work in occupational health. Since she was a child, she has dreamed about being a doctor to save lives!! She credits Children International opening the door for her to make this long-awaited dream come true despite her family’s lack of means. Now her family can be proud of her and she will have a different future compared to the youth around her in her community.
Gherald, 17, Legazpi, Philippines
Gherald is working toward his Bachelor of Arts degree in peace studies so he can hopefully be a fireman someday! He has always wanted to help his community, and this is what he sees himself doing after graduation. He believes that education will help him succeed and improve his way of life. According to a Tibetan proverb, “A child without education is like a bird without wings.”
Jeymi, 16, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Jeymi is the daughter of a single mother who never thought she would have the opportunity to fulfill her dreams and goals because in her country, as in the whole world, the economy is driving the wrong way. But thanks to Children International she is studying the career of business administration at the José Trinidad Cabañas Institute, IHER. Her dreams and goals are within reach and she is working toward them on a daily basis.
Richard, 19, Manila, Philippines
Richard believes that education has been his instrument in achieving his goals in life. While working toward his goals and studying public administration in college through Children International – Manila, he has found the time to give back! He helps different kids in the community centers, where he was able to share accurate and comprehensive information with regards to reproductive health and substance abuse, which are big issues that people of his age are facing. This gave him the opportunity to help others — and himself too. These community centers, of which there are 70 around the world, are amazingly unique facilities that provide a safe haven to kids from dangerous environments and deliver life changing programs and services. Many include medical clinics, dental clinics, libraries, computer centers and labs, pharmacies, staff offices, activity spaces & multipurpose rooms and sports & play centers.
Together, we can make progress towards breaking the cycle of poverty. Children International is the beacon of hope in that progress.
Did you know that for $54 billion, every child in poverty could receive a basic education? Now that sounds like a lot of money, but if you think about it that is actually less than Americans spend each year on soda!!
- Kids who participated in preschool achieve higher education, and make more money as adults.
- If kids in low-income countries could all read, it could lift 171 million people from poverty.
So now you might be asking, “How can I help?” You can connect with one child, like one of the ones that I shared about, and help them become a success story too by sponsoring them which will support and empower that child to change their life thus breaking the cycle of poverty and creating a ripple effect for generations to come. Learn more about sponsorship here.
You can request a free information kit to learn the details of one special kid and learn how YOU can create real, meaningful change in his or her life >> HERE <<
Any gift makes a real impact toward helping Children International achieve their goal of breaking the cycle of poverty!! You can feel confident in your contribution because Children International is a top-rated, BBB-accredited charity and named one of the top humanitarian organizations in the U.S. by Consumers Digest AND 84% of their total expenses in 2015 went directly to the programs and activities that help children. Please consider joining the fight by giving today!! Be a part of the Children International community by connecting on social media too!!