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…
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.
21 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.
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.
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.