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Mirriam grew up in a crime-filled neighborhood in Lusaka, Zambia, where an estimated 60% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Through our Community Youth Reporters Program, she grew from a shy 11-year-old to a confident young woman with a talent and passion for broadcast media.

Thanks to the HOPE Scholarship Program, Mirriam received a degree in journalism and public relations. She’s now living her dream as a journalist for CAMNET TV, where she specializes in court, community and current affairs reporting.

I do not have the perfect words to describe how your incredible support has massively contributed to me being an independent young lady, in a country where the majority of young women are forced to get married at a young age due to poverty. I would like to express my sincere gratitude for Children International’s programs like the HOPE scholarship, which gave me access to higher education and the motivation to achieve my goals. I am currently saving up some funds to go back to school.”
— Mirriam, age 25, ZAMBIA


Mirriam’s success story is just one of thousands made possible by generous donors like you, who recognize the value of investing in marginalized young people. When young men and women have economic opportunities, they not only elevate themselves, but also their families, communities and whole economic systems. Every young person deserves the chance for a better future and to share their gifts with the world.

Help youth like Mirriam get an education

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What is a HOPE scholarship?

The HOPE Scholarship Program opens the door for marginalized young people. Your gift will:
  • Help students complete vocational school or earn university degrees by providing financial assistance for tuition, transportation, uniforms and school supplies.
  • Develop life skills, such as problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills, to prepare them for the workforce.
  • Offer career-readiness support for interviews and job searches.
  • Connect scholars with career counselors to guide them through school and into a job.

9 countries offer college and vocational school scholarships: Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, India, Mexico, the Philippines, United States and Zambia


FACT: There are ALWAYS more qualified applicants
than available HOPE funds.

Your donation to the HOPE Scholarship Program is an investment in the world’s future — enabling youth to pursue marketable skills for employment and enhancing access to the job market so they can finally break the cycle of poverty.


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