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Every day, girls living in poverty face unbelievable hurdles. Recently, the United Nations released an initiative* to promote gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls. Through our programs, Children International works to achieve these goals:
End all forms of discrimination against women and girls everywhere.
Eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.
Adopt and strengthen sound policies and legislation to promote gender equality and empowerment.
Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making.
Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health.
Your support as a sponsor helps give a girl or young woman who is living in poverty the life skills, education and confidence she needs to transform her life. Through our community centers and programs, girls can rewrite their stories, empower their families and give back to their communities. It’s a ripple effect that can positively impact generations of women.
Getting and keeping children healthy is our goal. Our health programs like Youth Health Corps focus on developing healthy habits and connecting girls in poverty with services when they need help.
A good education is a child’s best chance to overcome poverty. Our libraries, computer labs and tutoring programs give girls the resources they need to learn how to read, setting the trajectory for a successful life.
Through programs that build leadership, teamwork and confidence, our goal is to empower young women and girls who are living in poverty to overcome their circumstances.
Mock interviews, résumé writing, connecting with employers in their communities — our programs help young women focus on developing skills to help them be successful at their jobs.
Child sponsorship connects two people — a sponsor with a generous heart and a child living in poverty.
From toddlerhood to young adulthood, our child sponsorship program equips kids with crucial life and job skills to break the cycle of poverty. For good.
When you sponsor, we'll send you more info about your child, including a photo and a quick-start guide to child sponsorship. You'll also:
You can make changes to your monthly giving anytime. Please contact our Care Team to adjust, delay or cancel. And because we've made a commitment that we'll be a part of our kids' lives until they graduate, your sponsored child will continue to receive benefits from the program, and we will work to find a new sponsor as soon as possible.