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the ONE thing: Breaking the cycle of poverty. PERIOD.
For every ONE CHILD who breaks the cycle of poverty, your impact is MULTIPLIED for generations to come!
See how we'll be helping them and how we'll measure our success:
Getting kids to develop healthy habits like brushing their teeth is hard! (Remember trying to fake out your mom by wetting your toothbrush?! Yeah, we thought so!) That's why teaching kids healthy behaviors is vital so they stay well. But that's not all. We're also giving them access to and emphasizing the use of health services — through our clinics or local resources — especially for medical issues like malnutrition, tuberculosis, common childhood illnesses and reproductive health.
Recess may be all kids' favorite subject, and that's okay! Going to school — and not dropping out — is what's really important. Sometimes that means explaining school's importance to parents, as well as the kids. Or it could mean paying for fees, uniforms or school supplies, or giving them tutoring or other educational resources like scholarships. We'll work smarter to provide the support kids need to reach the target of secondary school graduation.
CI teens don't spend hours in mock interviews so they can improve their acting skills. They're focused on building confidence and impressing employers with workplace skills that enable them to end the cycle of poverty. That means understanding how to write a résumé, as well as developing relevant soft and technical skills. The end result is kids with the knowledge needed to enter the workforce and reach for their career dreams.
The term "couch potato" probably wouldn't translate for most CI kids. They'd have to look it up — assuming they have time between spearheading neighborhood cleanup initiatives, developing community literacy programs, creating microenterprises and helping change views on gender equality. And while those activities are fun, they also help kids develop invaluable teamwork skills, like effective communication and conflict resolution, that teach them social responsibility. The results are kids whose efforts are rippling out to impact others around them.