“Being a recipient of the HOPE scholarship is really a tremendous help for our family,” says Razel, a 23-year-old college student in Bicol, Philippines. Razel and his five siblings were orphaned four years ago. Today, he lives with two of his siblings in a government-subsidized house that lacks electricity and water.
Nestled in the hills of western Honduras, near the Guatemalan border, lies the town of Copán Ruinas. In this rural area, it’s common for children to drop out of school to help provide or take care of their families. Such was the case with Ada’s family. For years, Ada’s father was the only earner, working […]
Education varies from country to country, so global education is an expansive topic. Students learn key vocational skills and expand their future opportunities by developing empathy, fostering confidence and nurturing their academics in a structured setting to improve their quality of life. Investment in education will yield significant returns for society. It is key that […]
Studies show that education and literacy leads to healthier childhoods, reduces the likelihood of risky behaviors, lowers teen pregnancy rates, and ultimately sets students up to succeed in their local job markets. In short, education is a poverty-busting powerhouse setting children and youth on a path out of poverty. That’s why Children International has education […]
The bullying began when Wilson was still very young. Neighborhood children taunted him, mocking his darker skin color. Adults treated him as if he simply didn’t exist. The shy little boy retreated further into himself, afraid to say or do anything that might bring him unwanted attention. Wilson’s feelings of isolation worsened when his father […]
“I had no desire to play, no desire to eat,” 9-year-old Yarisol remembers. “My mind wouldn’t work well at school.” Children International staff at her community center in Colombia quickly pinpointed the problem. Yarisol’s grandmother, Simona, was stunned to learn that Yarisol was underweight and required immediate intervention. Simona had reason to be concerned. Seriously […]
Until recent years, mental health has been a somewhat overlooked topic, especially in the international development sector. Whether due to positive or negative experiences, we all feel pressure or tension at different points of life. But individuals in developing countries often contend with additional factors – like violence and lack of access to mental health […]
“I know I am a result of my past, but that doesn’t mean I will always be a prisoner of that past.” — Johanny Amaya Suicide was often on her mind as a 7-year-old. For Johanny, the dark shadow of depression, hunger and fear loomed over her childhood in Honduras. “Going to school, I felt […]