Back to School

What Back to School Means for the Poor

With a new school year upon us, we are grateful to God for His provision and to our supporters for the thousands of impoverished children that have been sponsored through ChildCare International since we were founded more than 40 years ago.

Our partners in Haiti are especially grateful for the support they received last year, which was a particularly challenging time for them. They tell us that teachers and students risked kidnapping and violence when walking to school. And teachers who travel to work by motorcycle or other vehicles have had to pay exorbitant gas prices, which eats into overall budgets. But despite these hardships, the school year was a success – “a bright spot in a dark season”.

Looking ahead, children in Haiti and the nine other countries we serve will continue benefiting from clean water, food and emergency relief, as well as the Christ-centred education they receive. Our vision is to see every child cherished, educated and inspired to live with purpose and joy. We aim to continue educating generations of children who will have a positive impact on their communities and ultimately help break the cycle of poverty.

Unfortunately, the challenges that Haiti and other countries face are ongoing. As we embark on the new school year, please help us start strong with a gift of $100, $50 or $30 to our where most needed fund to help ease ever tightening budgets. An educational gift of books and backpacks or classroom supplies from our Gift Catalogue can also help students start the year on the right track.

Finally, please consider writing your sponsored child a note of encouragement as they begin the school year. Try using our convenient online form to get a message to your sponsored child.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. May God bless you.