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William and Jennifer, interviewing on a radion station in Bend, OR

William and Jennifer, interviewing on a radion station in Bend, OR

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I have sponsored a student from Burkina Faso and would like to know a little more about Bado Moise and his family? A contact number of BFRI-G097 is also on the card. Can you write? send things that family might need?
internationalchildrensnetwork internationalchildrensnetwork Said:

yes, you can write and send you letter to our pobox 7695, Covington, WA  98042.  As for sending things, we have a wish list that you can send additional money to items.  I will be send this out soon.

thank you so much

The children of Matsiko World Orphan Choir.

These orphaned and “at risk” children come as ambassadors of needy children around the world.  To help children like them check out our website at www.icnchildren.net

Matsiko Jennifer’s Song (by MrDonwahl)

This is Germaine—she’s seven years old and has lived in Rialo all her life. She loves to play hopscotch, and her favorite subject in school is reading. She has six siblings, and her family struggles daily. Like so many of her classmates, she’d like to be a teacher someday.

If you can help support Germaine, please email sponsorship@icnchildren.net, or pass along her story.

thevoiceproject:

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“On a Good Day”

This one’s kind of a great story; the ladies in Uganda had covered Joe Purdy’s “Suitcase,” then Joe covered REM, and then Mike Mills did Billy’s “Sing Their Souls Back Home.” Shortly afterwards Mike saw Billy at SXSW, told him he had covered his song and gave him the whole story. Next thing you know we’re emailing to set up a session.

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This is Bernadette—she’s eight years old and loves to read. Her favorite game is hopscotch, and someday she’d like to be a teacher. Her family, like many others, struggles to make ends to meet, especially in a country where getting an education is so expensive, and often closed to girls.

If you can help Bernadette, please email sponsorship@icnchildren.net, or pass along her story.

doctorswithoutborders:

In Bangladesh, malnourished mothers often give birth to stunted and underweight babies ill-equipped to cope with exposure to diarrhea and other simple diseases. Under-nourished girls grow into under-nourished women, and the vicious cycle continues. In the Starved for Attention film, “Terrifying Normalcy,” Ron Haviv captures the resignation with which Bhola’s malnourished mothers and children accept a chronically meager food supply.

This is one of 195 million stories of malnutrition. Sign the petition to help us rewrite the story.

This is Eugene—he’s eight years old, and loves to read. Like many of his classmates, he’d like to be a teacher someday. He helps out as much as he can, farming with his family, but they still struggle daily to make ends meet.

If you can help support Eugene, please email sponsorship@icnchildren.net, or pass along his story.

doctorswithoutborders:

Bangladesh is one of the world’s childhood malnutrition hotspots; UNICEF estimates that 48 percent of all Bengali children under five years old are malnourished. In the Starved for Attention film, “Terrifying Normalcy,” Ron Haviv captures the resignation with which Bhola’s malnourished mothers and children accept a chronically meager food supply.

This is one of 195 million stories of malnutrition. Sign the petition to help us rewrite the story.

This is Basile—he’s nine-years-old, from Rialo, and loves mathematics. He would like to be a teacher someday, but it’s going to be near-impossible for his family to afford an education, considering their own struggles and his twelve siblings. 

If you could help support Basile, please email sponsorship@icnchildren.net, or pass along his story.

We are here to add what we can to, not get what we can from, life.

Sir William Osler (1849-1919);

Canadian physician, founding professor at Johns Hopkins Hospital

(via goodneighborsusa)

doctorswithoutborders:

A refugee uses twigs and scraps of material to build a shelter for her family. There is no room for most new arrivals in the Dadaab camps, so the thousands of people who arrive every week must carve out a place for themselves in the surrounding desert. MSF estimates that by the end of 2011, there will be 500,000 people living in and around the camps, which were originally built to accommodate 90,000. (Photo: Kenya 2011 © Brendan Bannon)

(via goodneighborsusa)

This is Emmanuel. He’s also from Rialo—he’s nine years old, and lived there his whole life. And even though he likes helping cultivate his family’s farm, he like to be a teacher someday. His family is struggling to make ends meet.

If you can help support Emmanuel, please contact sponsorship@icnchildren.net, or pass along his story.

This is Bibata, from the village of Rialo—she’s six years old and loves to play hopscotch and read. Her family is very poor, and struggling to take care of her and her two siblings. Someday she’d like to be a teacher.

If you can help support Bibata, please email sponsorship@icnchildren.net, or pass along her story.