“Nothing ever lasts forever,” the old saying goes. I find this applies to all kinds of things in life. So, as we celebrate ChildFund’s 75th year, I am mindful that not all nonprofits and for-profit companies have longevity.
“Our work is to prepare #children and youth so that in a few years they will be able to run this center by themselves,” Betty says. “They are the future, and we are achieving it.” #Bolivia www.childfund.org
The work ChildFund started a decade ago – assisting with the integration of the thousands of ex-combatants after the country’s long and painful civil war by providing them access to credit to start new businesses and new lives – has not only been sustained, it is also thriving.
Working with the government and educational specialists, #ChildFund developed a special curriculum to guide classroom teachers in working with students who exhibit learning problems. #SriLanka #Literacy
Project RESTART: Sharing a video of my recent trip to Afghanistan, where I met with children and families who are working to rebuild their lives. Much progress has been made in recent years, but we still have a long way to go.
“For us mothers, ChildFund is a big help,” says Guillermina, a mother of three. “Our kids are no longer afraid to talk. They are learning about their rights, and [it helps] them develop better. I, too, learn how to be a better parent.” #Bolivia