An Online Trip to North Carolina

Our Director of U.S. Programs, Renée Kube, visits all our affiliated projects in North Carolina virtually

In 1963, President Kennedy formed a state-federal cooperative committee known as the President’s Appalachian Regional Commission (PARC). Its purpose was to develop a comprehensive economic development model for Appalachia, where one out of three Appalachian people lived in poverty; the per capita income was just 23% of the national income; and where, by the end of the 1950’s, two million people had left the region due to lack of economic opportunity. The Commission released its […]

Moms Helping in Our Schools

Mothers of our sponsored children gain work experience through the Family Resource Center

*Note: The school visit mentioned in this blog occurred prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although we are currently conducting school visits virtually, our On the Road stories remain relevant in regards to our volunteer coordinators’ work and the impact of sponsorship on children in our program thanks to our sponsors. We are pleased to continue to share stories with you about our work. *** Located in rural and mountainous eastern Kentucky, Breathitt County is one of […]

Meeting Virtually with Our Volunteer Coordinators

COVID-19 restrictions have meant that we are checking in with our affiliated projects online

Although in-person meetings with our volunteer coordinators were halted due to COVID-19, our amazing staff made sure they were still able to check in with our projects around the world to ensure children in our program continued to receive the care and support they needed. Today, hear from U.S. Sponsorship Specialist, Shelley Oxenham, about her virtual meetings with coordinators in Kentucky and how your support has made an impact through the pandemic. Louisa Elementary School […]

A Year-End Thank You to All Our Sponsors and Donors

Our volunteer coordinators express their thanks for all the support they received in 2020

As a very difficult year comes to an end, we couldn’t be more grateful to our amazing sponsors and donors who ensure that children in our program continued to be supported through school closures as their families struggled to make ends meet during a global pandemic. It is not a simple task to put into words what your support does for children in our program, so we want to share with you success stories sent […]

Professionals Giving Back in Ethiopia

Many of our graduating sponsored children in the Rainbow Center continue to help other sponsored children

Our affiliated project, the Rainbow ‘Erdata’ Center, or simply the Rainbow Center, operates from a small office in the Bole area of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital.  The Center’s administrators, including our volunteer coordinator, Wini, work with children from slums in and around the city. Today, we hear from our Director of International Programs, Luis Bourdet, about how sponsorship support has helped kids who attend the Rainbow Center during their school years — and into adulthood. […]

A Focus on Children’s Health and Well-Being

St. John's Community Centre in Kenya offers an array of developmental programs for students and their parents

Near one of the largest slums in Nairobi, Kenya, is our affiliated project, the St. John’s Community Centre. Serving roughly 450 school-age children, the Centre not only supports them in their education but assists them, and their families, in their overall development — especially when it comes to their health. “As a primary and secondary school, Children Incorporated supports a large number of these students — nearly half of them are enrolled in our sponsorship […]