We deliberately build our community centers in vulnerable communities because gangs, violence, drugs, exploitive working conditions and other forms of abuse are real dangers to children there. Children International centers serve as a safe place and stand as a testament to the long-term investment we make in the neglected neighborhoods where our children and families live.
As neighborhoods evolve and the needs of our children and youth change, our local experts and staff at Children International’s agencies around the world have identified areas of urgent need, such as:
Gang violence is a common occurrence in Honduras, which has one of the highest homicide rates. We have ongoing security needs at our centers.
Tuberculosis is a major health problem in the Philippines. Our Stop TB! program treats sick kids and educates families about prevention.
Only 24% of youth complete high school at the appropriate age. Scholarships for primary and secondary education help kids stay in school.
Intestinal parasites can cause lethargy, illness and malnutrition. Our health program in the Dominican Republic treats sick kids and teaches healthy habits.
Like the centers themselves, your investment will radiate into our children’s homes and communities, creating a ripple effect that can change the world.
— Verena Tous,
area coordinator at a recently renovated community center in Colombia