CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL: The learning gap & the digital divide

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 […]

CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL: A person of value

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 […]

CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL : Better choices, better chances

“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 […]

CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL : Empowered by Children International in Honduras

“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 […]