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These are heart lifting stories from @BuzzFeed that show the humanity and compassion being shown as the refugee crisis continues to unfold. Even in the darkest of times, there is more love than hate and more people who care than don’t. See these touching photos: http://goo.gl/YzlPr7 

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

A #tbt from our 2013 trip to Honduras where we met so many amazing children during our time there! We set up an aquaponics tilapia farm at the Hogar de Amor home, which has since grown hundreds of fish for the children. This sustainable micro-project saves the home money that was spent on purchasing produce and fish for the kids. Now, that money goes towards paying a security guard, a necessary requirement for safety in this volatile area. 

The #LetGirlsLearn is a White House-sponsored initiative that #FLOTUS champions that is working to transform the world through the education of girls. Educating girls creates healthier families and improved communities with lower rates of HIV/AIDS, infant mortality and maternal mortality. By increasing girls’ access to education, we make this world a much better place to live. Find out more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/letgirlslearn 

Did you know that the capital of Honduras is actually made up of two cities: Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela? #funfactfriday We work in Honduras and have set up an aquaponics tilapia farm that feeds 27 children at the Hogar de Amor home. This project also saves the home thousands of dollars every year that otherwise was spent on purchasing food at the market. The money that is saved funds a security guard, who keeps the kids safe!  Find out more about Honduras: http://goo.gl/7K8Pd0 

A #tbt to our first trip to India several years ago! It was such a privilege to meet the kids and get to see firsthand their personalities and individual spirits. We have continued to work with Ashirvad Home through our chicken farm project, which is designed in such a way to generate income that benefits the nutrition and education of the 79 kids. The original investment was in the building of the farm and now the chickens will be bred and sold in the market, while some stay at the farm to continue the project. The profits from selling the chickens in the market is allocated towards the health and education of the children by covering the costs of fresh fruit and computers for the home. We love looking back at where we started with this project and looking ahead to what the future holds!

“Let us remember: one book, one child, one teacher can change the world.” -Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is living proof that one person can make a difference and that education can change the world. Education is the key to unlocking a child’s potential and that’s why Kitechild’s sustainable projects like the chicken farm in India and the greenhouses in Kenya work to provide access to education for vulnerable children. Each and every one of us has the power to make real difference in the world- so let’s do it! 

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Our greenhouse project is growing! This is a huge agricultural project that requires skilled laborers and management. Kitechild has fundraised for the actual greenhouses and supplies,  and we’re also paying for the salaries of the workers and manager until the home starts generating profit from the greenhouses, which should be in about 8 months. Another great aspect of this project is that the older kids are allowed to participate and they get to learn valuable agricultural skills. 

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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