Access to education gave SULTANA KHATOON the key to a future free from domestic drudgery and early marriage. The 26-year-old peer educator, who is committed to helping to empower other girls and young women in the slums of Kolkata, says it is all thanks to Global Care.
The Houtberg Childcare Centre in Zimbabwe is one of Global Care’s longest running projects and has been giving needy children a new start in life for the past 20 years. The Centre’s founders, DON and LORRAINE ODENDAAL, start the story…
At the very heart of Global Care’s work is our mission to support the most vulnerable children in some of the world’s poorest communities. Despite widespread local opposition, for the last six years our partners in Patripul, India have sought to educate Dalit children, who not only live in abject poverty but are despised and considered ‘untouchable’ by the wider community.
OTEGER SIMON was just five years old when his father died, leaving him with little chance of education. But thanks to Global Care's child sponsorship scheme, today 24-year-old Simon is a college graduate with a determination to help lift children out of poverty. Simon tells his story here::
18 year-old Parvin is a happy, healthy young woman. She and her husband don’t yet have children, but they hope to do so one day. For now, they are busy working and planning their future.
But this young lady’s story could have been so very different.: Nine years ago, Parvin fell sick. She had a terrible pain in her stomach. Her dad, a fisherman in rural Bangladesh, took her to local doctors, who diagnosed appendicitis, handed out painkillers, and advised an immediate appendectomy. Without surgery Parvin would almost certainly die.
There was no way her parents could...
Oumo David manages Global Care's sponsorship programme in Soroti, Uganda. He is passionate about his work - for very personal reasons. Once he was a Global Care sponsored child himself. He knows from personal experience the desperation of a life in poverty, and the transformation which Global Care's sponsorship can bring. David tells his story here:
As the manager of a coffee shop in Kolkata, India, and the main breadwinner for his family, MOHAMMED ZEESHAN FAIZ has big plans for the future. And the ambitious 24-year-old, who received little formal education until the age of 11, says it is thanks to Global Care that he is where he is today. He tells his story here:
Twenty years ago, a small informal school started on a beach in Sri Lanka, reaching out to children with no access to education and no hope for the future. It grew from the vision of local Christians who longed to change the story for the children of this beach slum community, and the courage of one man who told them to go ahead and do it. That man was Ron Newby, and the school was Morning Star. Twenty years later the Morning Star Care Centre is still going strong. Our partners describe it as ‘a beacon of light.’ Sriyani Tidball...