Did you know that playing chess can help improve IQ levels in children? Kids who play chess score higher on reading tests, as well as perform better with critical and creative thinking. Playing chess makes kids focus intensely and work with complex patterns. They also get the chance to practice using active reasoning, among other brainy pursuits. This #funfact is something the kids at Ashirvad Home are already schooling us on! Find out more awesome ways that chess helps kids learn: http://www.parents.com/kids/development/intellectual/benefits-of-chess/ 

A #tbt to the success of our Clean Water Access project in Kenya. These boys at the Havilla Home were among the hundreds of children who gained necessary access to clean water through this project. In this area of the world, water must be paid for from the city and the surrounding wells house water that is not safe for consumption. Like so many people around the world in these situations, precious resources and time is then used treating water through boiling or chemical use. Now, these kids get to have something that we take for granted everyday: life-sustaining water. 

Here’s a great piece from The Guardian about how we can improve nutrition in adolescent girls around the world: http://goo.gl/jHC9LT One great idea is to encourage girls to play sports because there is evidence that doing so can empower girls, improve their self-esteem and challenge gender steroetypes. When girls know their worth and value, they take better care of themselves and rise to new heights. Early intervention, keeping girls in school and providing diverse diets are some of the other call to actions laid out in this piece. 

“The soul is healed by being with children.” -Fyodor Dostoevsky

This ring so true to us at Kitechild. We want to make this world a better place for all children, regardless of circumstance. This is why all of our sustainable projects are designed to improve the quality lives for children everywhere.

A year after the first Girl Summit was held, the organization Girls Not Brides looked at the progress made on the goals created at the summit. As their infographic shows, they have been working on ending child marriage through empowering girls, advocating on their behalf and working in the communities, among other efforts. All of us at Kitechild fully support the Girls Not Brides movement and know that if we all work together, we can make this a better place for all children to grow up. Read more about the yearly report @GirlsNotBrides: http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/girls-not-brides-one-year-after-the-girl-summit-taking-stock-of-progress/ #GirlsNotBrides #education #children #humanrights #LetGirlsLearn #socialjustice #NGO #EndPoverty #GirlSummit #unicef #EndChildMarriage #empower #DoGood #TogetherWeCan #BeTheChange #AchieveIt #BelieveInGood #PayItForward #MakeADifference #global #childrights #advocacy

A year after the first Girl Summit was held, the organization Girls Not Brides looked at the progress made on the goals created at the summit. As their infographic shows, they have been working on ending child marriage through empowering girls, advocating on their behalf and working in the communities, among other efforts. All of us at Kitechild fully support the Girls Not Brides movement and know that if we all work together, we can make this a better place for all children to grow up. Read more about the yearly report @GirlsNotBrides: http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/girls-not-brides-one-year-after-the-girl-summit-taking-stock-of-progress/

Every act of kindness makes a difference. Remember, that you matter and you have the opportunity to make this world a kinder place. This week, let’s all find ways to spread kindness. And keep in mind that all the little acts of love around the world are adding up!

“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” -Howard Zinn

Here’s a #funfactfriday for you: 75% of the human brain is water! These boys at St. Catherine’s Children’s Home in Kenya are some of the hundreds of children who now have access to clean water as a result of our Clean Water Access project. These children live in a place where water must be paid for from the city and the water in nearby wells is not safe for people to drink. These children now have daily access to necessary clean water!

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