Helping Children from a Hidden Community

The Msamaria Mwema Centre in Kenya offers support to kids and families that otherwise might be forgotten

Kenya is a country with a large population — estimated at 53 million — in which overcrowding of major cities has become a huge issue. Due to a lack of job opportunities in more rural areas of the country, Kenyans are migrating into cities where they hope for employment — but instead, find a lack of adequate housing and essential services like education and healthcare. For decades, Children Incorporated has offered support to children and […]

Connecting Kids with Resources They Need

Moten Elementary School in Washington, D.C. is part of a citywide initiative to support students who are living in poverty

Parents who are raising kids while living in poverty often don’t have much time to participate in their children’s lives like other parents might. Instead of driving them to piano practice or to the soccer field, parents who struggle to make ends meet are working long hours or multiple jobs — or trying to find resources in their free time to provide food and clothing for their families. “One-hundred-percent of students at our affiliated project, […]

Accelerating Reading for Children in Arizona

Computer software is helpful for teachers to encourage reading among students

*Note: This blog was written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although much has changed regarding our sponsored children’s learning experience in the past months, our On the Road stories remain relevant in regards to our volunteer coordinator’s 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. *** Administrators at the schools we partner with are the […]

No Place for Homeless Kids in D.C.

Our volunteer coordinator at John Hayden Johnson Middle School explains the struggles of impoverished families in our nation’s capital

It’s difficult to comprehend that children can continue to go to school when they don’t have a home — but for some students at John Hayden Johnson Middle School in Washington, D.C., they don’t have an option. We hear from Children Incorporated Director of U.S. Programs, Renée Kube, about how homeless children in our nation’s capital manage to stay in school and how administrators at Johnson Middle are supporting them. A newer affiliation “Johnson Middle […]

Taking Care of Her Own

A former sponsored child is now caring for two special children in our program

We are fortunate that we often get news from our volunteer coordinators that really brightens our days. Today, our Director of U.S. Programs, Renée Kube, shares a  sweet story from our volunteer coordinator, Genevieve, about two brothers, Brandon and Alex*, who were recently enrolled in our sponsorship program and are waiting for sponsors. A story about Brandon and Alex “Genevieve called the other day and wanted to tell me about the boys’ stepmom, Patricia,” said […]

Connecting Communities Through School

At Hart Middle School, a unique program pushes to bring children and adults together to support education

Hart Middle School in Washington, D.C. is located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Ward 8. The school serves 357 students in grades sixth through eighth. Its student demographics are 98% black, 1% Hispanic/Latino, and 1% other. Seventy-four percent of the children come from within the district boundary. Twenty-one percent receive special education services — and 100% of students are considered economically disadvantaged. “Our Volunteer Coordinator at Hart Middle is named Ashley. She has been […]