Child Champions Work Hard to Support Children and Their Families in Crisis
Africa is a stunningly beautiful continent with vast deserts, lush and verdant rain forests, rugged mountains, and rich grasslands. Tourists flock to Africa to book safaris where they can see an array of exotic animals such as elephants, giraffes, rhinos, big cats, zebras, and primates.
But while Africa is rich in landscape, wildlife, and culture, it is the poorest continent in the world. Around 60% of the population lives rurally and farms for a living. These farms are vulnerable to the severe effects of climate change such as widespread droughts, flooding, and locust invasions that destroy crops and livestock. Famine and child hunger are devasting rural Africa. The country also struggles with the lingering effects of COVID-19 on the jobs market, the rising cost of living, political turmoil, high unemployment, and overpopulation.
But local pastors, leaders, and other Child Champions have been working together with OneChild since 2001 to bring hope and help to this hard place. They provide kids in poverty with access to Hope Centers, safe places where they are listened to, encouraged, and receive help in key areas of their lives to make sure they can succeed. Kids receive nutritious food and clean water, educational support like tutoring and help with supplies and school fees, health care, income-generating training, and spiritual guidance that will help them to reach their God-given potential. And in Kenya, our partner, New Life Home, provides lifesaving and compassionate care for abandoned and orphaned babies while meeting their spiritual and emotional needs.
Click on the countries below to explore Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe!