What is Poverty?

I want to help What is poverty? A simple answer defines poverty as not having enough resources to meet your minimum needs. But that’s a dry definition which distances us from the human reality. Living in poverty is fear, hunger, untreated sickness, uncertainty and insecurity. Waking up every day feeling hopeless, powerless and trapped by … Read more …

World Leaders and World Problems

I want to help What a privilege, encouragement and a challenge to listen to Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia, speak at the RISING Forum, a peace conference in Coventry’s beautiful Cathedral this morning. A privilege because we don’t often have the opportunity to listen to world leaders right here in the heart of … Read more …

Prayer Focus November 2019

I want to help “I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer. Show the wonder of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes”  Psalm 17: 6-7 Friday 1st – Saturday 9th: This … Read more …

Newsbrief Winter 2019

I want to help In this issue: Take action to help children in Syria, find out why our name  ‘Global Care’ now has a double meaning, enjoy the adventures of our volunteer teams and read the stories of children around the world!

Stand With You

I want to help Around the world in 60 seconds… a short video offering a moving glimpse of Global Care’s work, changing the world one child at a time.   

Climate Crisis: Poorest Hit Hardest

I want to help There’s a measure of tragic irony in the fact that, for years, we’ve had to explain to people that even though we’re called Global Care we are about children, not the environment… and now we are learning that caring about children also, increasingly, means caring about the environment. The poorest are … Read more …

Christmas Appeal 2019

I want to help If you are able to give online, please give during the week of the Big Give Christmas Challenge, from 3-10 December, when donations will be doubled in value thanks to matchfunding. Thank you! Syria was once one of the most educated countries in the Middle East and standards of living were … Read more …

“Breaking the Yoke of Illiteracy”

I want to help Step back to 2006, when Global Care began a partnership with a grassroots Christian group supporting education in southern Ethiopia… Using classrooms made of sticks and thatch, our new partners offered children a two-year pre-school programme in three rural and semi-rural areas, where school attendance was low, and attainment lower. Children … Read more …

Studying Under The Stairs

I want to help *Micha’s father already had ten children by his first wife, when Micha and her brother were born to his second wife. Massive tension between the two women meant the family home in the slums of Kolkata, India, was a place of quarrels and strife. Eventually the family spilt, and Micha, her … Read more …

A Hand Up Not A Hand Out

I want to help The odds were stacked against *Reina, who was born with sickle cell anaemia in a desperately poor family in northern Uganda, and then experienced the trauma of being displaced by rebel insurgents at the age of seven. Her mum was HIV positive and frequently ill, and as the oldest child, Reina … Read more …