International Day for Street Children – Changing the Narrative through Child Sponsorship
This is the life of a street child.
Since becoming part of World Hope’s program, Helena says, “They give our children uniforms, copybooks, and other materials. The burden of [the cost] school has been reduced. Since the program, life has been improving. I can now prepare a meal for them to eat before going to school; and after school, they eat again!”
This not only impacts Helena and her family; the entire community benefits from World Hope’s Child Sponsorship program. Helena noted, “Before, if you walked into the community during school hours, you would see many children who were not going to school. When you asked, ‘why are you not in school?’ they would say ‘my parents don’t have money to send me to school.’ But now, most of the children are in school.”
By sponsoring a child you provide parents the opportunity to keep children off the streets, allow for children to have an education and have a far-reaching impact on the communities in which they live.
Director of Child Sponsorship
Liberia Child Sponsorship Coordinator