Last week, the government of Denmark and UNICEF hosted the interactive discussion “Breaking Barriers: Innovative Partnerships Creating Exponential Change in Access to Quality Learning.”
Moderated by journalist Femi Oke, the discussion brought together government representatives, leaders from the private sector, civil society and others to explore how innovations can surmount barriers for children in fulfilling their right to access to a quality education and, more importantly, quality learning.
Check out the full story and video in the link above.
ChildFund is launching a five-year fundraising campaign focused on early childhood development. We can’t think of a more important goal than helping children reach their full potential, and our own staff is committing their time, talents and treasure to the campaign to help ensure its success.
Voices of Children: Meet Arlete from ChildFund’s programs in Mozambique
I am 12 years old and I study at Macombe Secondary School. I live with my parents and my three brothers.
When I was in grade 5, I learnt that my continent is called Africa and it has many countries inside. Nowadays, almost every day, I hear on the radio that some of these countries are at war. When I watch TV, I realize that we children suffer most because of these wars.
I wish Africa was a very beautiful continent without wars. My dream is to see a happy African continent, where there is a lot of fun and where we can play freely.
ChildFund’s Board of Directors just met in Indonesia, providing an opportunity to review our Early Childhood Development programs there. I love the orange uniforms!
In my Huffington Post blog this week, I explore the possible negative impact on children in our programs if Americans are unable to sustain their usual levels of charitable giving.
A Thank-You Note
We received a sweet note from children in our Kenya programs. Seeing their happy faces reminds me of the important work we are doing through the support of ChildFund sponsors and donors:
We say Thank You to our sponsors
For your kindness and support.
We learn, eat and play
Because of you.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Children from AIC ECCD, Archers post, Northern Kenya