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Breaking barriers to education: Five charities uplifting students worldwide

Young Changemakers discuss their ideas.

It’s August, which means kids are saying goodbye to summer break to go back to school next month. But 244 million kids around the world didn’t attend school last year, and millions more did not receive a quality education. Many barriers hold kids back, from navigating the classroom with a disability to experiencing food insecurity. […]


Islam receives treatment after an airstrike kills members of her family. (Photo credit: Save the Syrian Children) Islam was at home when the bombs from the planes hit. After the first airstrike, her house collapsed on her and her family. Pinned under the rubble, she recalls hearing her mother screaming in agony – also under […]

What the hunger crisis looks like in 4 countries across the world

Students sit at their desks with their lunches

I wish that I could begin writing this on a lighter note, but the truth is that hunger affects an estimated 815 million people worldwide and it’s a crisis that has only gotten worse in recent years. When I hear that I think of three things. First, I am sad for all those people that […]

INTERNATIONAL RELIEF TEAMS: Estrella and Her Brothers Have Hope for a Brighter Future

Kids Kingdom Orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico – Estrella, age 11, and her twin brothers, age five, were brought to Kids Kingdom by police in March 2021. They were rescued from a family environment where violence and drug abuse were common occurrences. Estrella and her brothers were neglected, given little food, and did not attend school. […]


Derek Cerrato Lemus has been sick since the day he was born. He is three years old and has suffered every day of his short life with an undiagnosed illness. His parents, Oracio and Rosalina, tried desperately to find a solution for him but were limited by their circumstances. Therefore, their little boy continued to […]

INTERNATIONAL RELIEF TEAMS: “My Children Cried from Hunger”

Sahra outside her shelter selling vegetables and firewood at

A young mother in Somalia escapes war and natural disaster with her four children. After enduring years of violent civil war, drought, famine and torrential flooding, Sahra, a 30-year-old woman from a small village in Somalia, found herself struggling to provide for her children’s most basic needs. “I often didn’t have enough money for food. […]