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The gift of being a child

One of the most beau­ti­ful gifts of being a child, or indeed of watch­ing chil­dren grow and expe­ri­ence the world around them, is their care­free nature. The way their imag­i­na­tion blooms, the joy they find in play, and the way their unique gift­ings unfold and devel­op as they grow. 

This is the way it’s meant to be – a pre­cious peri­od of time with­out the wor­ries and con­cerns of adult­hood. A time to be nur­tured and cared for, a time of unbri­dled joy, a time of prepa­ra­tion, a time of dream­ing with­out limits. 

The tragedy of lost childhood

Trag­i­cal­ly, not all chil­dren get to expe­ri­ence the free­dom and joy that should accom­pa­ny child­hood. Across the world, an esti­mat­ed 152 mil­lion chil­dren are trapped in child labour. Almost half of them work in haz­ardous sit­u­a­tions. Many work full-time and don’t get the chance to go to school, play, or sim­ply enjoy the won­der of being a child. 

The theme of the 2019 World Day Against Child Labour (observed on 12thJune) was Chil­dren shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams!” How true this is! 

In the region where we work, many chil­dren work in fields, or oth­er areas of labour. We are griev­ed by this, and are deter­mined to change the stats.

Born to be heroes 

We are pri­mar­i­ly doing this by pro­vid­ing qual­i­ty edu­ca­tion and nur­ture through our schools. As well as receiv­ing high qual­i­ty edu­ca­tion, our stu­dents are encour­aged to play, as we know it is an inte­gral part of their development! 

We also believe in uncov­er­ing the unique gift­ings of each child, and instill­ing with­in them their innate val­ue. When chil­dren under­stand their val­ue and recog­nise their unique gift­ings, they will change the world. When they’re giv­en the oppor­tu­ni­ty to pur­sue the things they were made to do, they will be unstoppable! 

Fund­ing a child to go to school can keep them out of the fields and instead, work­ing on their dreams. We believe every sin­gle child was born to have a pos­i­tive impact on the world. They were born to be heroes. 

Would you be a hero to our young heroes today by giv­ing the gift of education? 

"In the region where we work, many children work in fields, or other areas of labour. We are grieved by this, and are determined to change the stats."
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