Children International Recognizes 17 Employees Who Put the Global Nonprofit’s Core Values Into Action Each Day

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 27, 2020) – Children International, a humanitarian organization that seeks to eradicate poverty for good and transform lives around the world, today announced the 17 winners of its first annual “Values In Action” awards. These honors recognize employees who, in the past year, have helped drive impact and results by demonstrating behaviors aligned with the nonprofit’s five core values and culture of trust.

We salute this group of outstanding leaders – and all of our employees globally – for making our values come to life every day in their words and actions,” said Maria Fernanda Corral, vice president of global talent growth for Children International. “The collective behaviors and passion of our people is the main advantage we have in helping youth break the cycle of poverty. During this difficult pandemic time, it’s especially wonderful to take a moment and celebrate teammates who lead our efforts to multiply good in the world and embody the high-performance culture that drives us forward.”

The 17 award winners, who each received special certificates of achievement as well as recognition by the Children International Board of Directors, were selected among more than 400 nominees worldwide, according to the core value they demonstrated. The winners are:

Core Value #1 – “We see potential in everyone, everywhere”

Oneyda Caballero, purchasing manager, San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Nkole Nayame, youth program field officer, Lusaka, Zambia; Kristen Mallory, senior technical officer, health systems and innovation, Kansas City, Mo.

Core Value #2 – “We are always learning”

Shweta Verma, senior technical officer, social and behavior change, Delhi, India; Rubiela Farelo, sponsor relations manager, Colombia; Lisset Cando, Aflatoun facilitator, Guayaquil, Ecuador; Erin Morse, program officer – monitoring and learning, Kansas City, Mo.

Core Value #3 – “We believe human connections matter”

Ujma Parveen, field officer, Delhi, India; Orlando Romero, community center coordinator, Quito, Ecuador.

Core Value #4 – “Live the mission”

Sergio Ontiveros Romero, agency director, Guadalajara, Mexico; Yohel Celis, operations coordinator, Quito, Ecuador; Rochell Cabillo, community center coordinator, Manila, Philippines; Morrackie Mudenda, programs, Lusaka, Zambia.

Core Value #5 – “Own the impact”

Juan Daniel Sempértegui, Into Employment coordinator, Quito, Ecuador; Vinay Garg, accounting, Delhi, India; Hector Rocche, field officer, Guatemala City, Guatemala; Guadalupe Mejia, coordinator, San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Who is Children International?

Children International, based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, is a global nonprofit that delivers child and youth development programming to break the cycle of generational poverty. Through a customized approach, Children International serves young people in Colombia, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, India, Guatemala, Mexico, the Philippines, Zambia and the United States for the first two decades of their lives. The organization provides access to health care, education, positive role models, and the life and job skills they need to become gainfully employed. When equipped to improve their own lives, young people also transform their families and communities, and, as a result, multiply good in the world. For more information, visit

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