Child Champions Help Children and Their Families Access Vital Resources to Thrive
The Middle East is made up of ancient lands that played a prominent role in biblical history. Centuries of histories and cultures come together here. Visitors can explore Roman ruins and vibrant street markets, and sample Mediterranean and Arabic cuisine characterized by fragrant spices, nuts, olive oil, and creamy elements. The people are warm and hospitable.
But this water-scarce region is also home to instability and unrest, leaving many places in the area heavily populated by refugees from neighboring war-torn countries such as Syria. The refugee influx strains resources and hampers economic development. Families struggle with high unemployment, low wages, malnutrition, poor sanitation, and inadequate housing. Poverty deeply affects children’s health, welfare, and education, and breaks down family relationships.
OneChild brings hope to this hard place by offering children the educational support they need to thrive and proof of God’s goodness through Child Champions’ loving mentorship and encouragement. OneChild has been working in Jordan since 2000 and in Lebanon since 2001. In these countries, sponsorship funds for kids go toward helping them thrive in all areas of their lives, particularly education. Sponsored kids are able to attend private schools that offer a better education than public schools, so they have a greater opportunity to rise out of poverty.
Click on the countries below to explore Jordan and Lebanon!