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. 

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


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This thetelegraph piece gives insight into what it’s like growing up in one of the most dangerous countries in the world: Guatemala. Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Michael Sheen talks about his experiences with Guatemalan children like Kenneth, as they try their best to grow up under extreme circumstances. As Michael Sheen writes, “Every child has the right to be happy, to be safe and to be protected.” Read the whole story: http://goo.gl/JEaKpz

Photo: Children living with HIV in South Africa. (Photo: HRH Prince Henry of Wales/Getty Images)

There have been major strides in the global fight against HIV that will help millions around the world. It was recently announced that HIV treatment is now available to 15 million people, one of the goals of UNAIDS for this year. Had the efforts to prevent and treat HIV not been made, 8.9 million more children would have lost parents to AIDS. While this a victory worth celebrating, it is also important to keep fighting for the millions still living with HIV and those who’ve lost loved ones to the disease.

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Who would have thought? Google Earth shows that cows across the world graze along the earth’s magnetic poles. We’ll have to ask the kids at the Flying Kites Home in Kenya about that tidbit. The 32 kids at the home benefit from our dairy cow project through daily milk to supplement their diets and by saving money from not buying milk from the market. The money the home saves goes towards the secondary education of the older children. Nutrition and education? Sounds like a recipe for success. http://goo.gl/QyngwV 

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