Recently, a storm hit Colombia causing terrible flooding. Floods hit our Emmanuel Care Centre and many of our children’s houses. Thankfully everyone is safe, but there was a great deal of damage.
“I was home with my children when the rain started. Like an avalanche, the flood came. The only thing I thought about was my children.”
Can you imagine day after day, sitting in school with wet clothes? This is the reality for our children during the rainy season. They get cold to their bones and struggle to concentrate in class.
But this rainy season is different. A wonderful team donated money to buy raincoats for all our children. Our children now arrive at school with dry clothes, warm hearts and big smiles.
Our Abdi Academy School, in Ethiopia, recently ran a health drive. We want our children to make the most of every opportunity and thrive because we believe that no child should miss out on an education due to ill-health.
We all love receiving gifts and cards on our birthday, but for a child in poverty, receiving a gift from someone so far away is extra special!
Here are 8 ideas for birthday gifts that will make their day.
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