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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Who's on your Christmas list?

Who's on your Christmas list?
The hustle and bustle of Christmas has begun, with us all making our lists. This year add some one to your list who has very little and make a difference in the life of a child living in Dire Dawa Ethiopia. For as little as €10 you can give a child a life changing gift. Please support our Christmas Appeal by donating any of the below items:

Medical care and Treatment: €10
School uniform and school supplies for one child: €20
Vocational training for one month for one child: €30
Books for library: €50

Make your gift online now :
Without the support of people like you, the children we work with might never have the opportunity to go to school, to get life skills training or simply go to the doctor. Thanks to your generosity and kindness, I know these children will have a great Christmas.
Missing....YOU....Become a Sponsor Today!
Thank you to every one who has supported our sponsor a child program this year. Thanks to you, over 40 children have been able to learn a skill and are better able to support themselves and their families. Over half of these children previously lived on the street, thanks to their sponsors they now have a roof over their heads and food on the table, they will never have to sleep on the side of the street. Unfortunately, without sponsorship many children and youth remain living in these conditions unable to break the cycle of poverty....You can help change that.
Children like Betelhem are looking for sponsors so that they can learn a skill such as hair dressing, mechanic, carpenter, or metal work. Betelhem, was forced to leave her home as her stepfather was an abusive alcoholic. She lived with her uncle in another city for five years, when her mother remarried but a similar situation arose. Again, she left her home and slept at the local police station for a number of days. She is currently one of the children receiving support through the YR Vocational Training program.She is training to become a mechanic and is also attending night school so she can get her high school diploma. Thanks to the help of the social workers at the youth center, she was able to talk to her mother and return home.Her mother expresses her feeling that the project benefited her daughter in many ways like full educational support, free medical care, psychological counseling and nutrition support. As she said 'if the project is not in position to provide such services to my daughter, she can’t survive from misery of life (life in street) and go to school like other children'.

Betelhem is one of many children on the YR Vocational Training program. You can support one of these children by donating €30 monthly for 12 months or one payment of €360. You can support a child here:
Thank you for your support!
Christmas Day Swim
For those more adventurous supporters, we will be having our Annual Christmas Day Swim. We will be following with more details but if you are interested please email or download the form here:  Where ever you are, you can do the swim and get as many supporters as you can! Thank you all!

Looking for a different kind of Christmas present?
We've got you covered. Why not make a donation in honor of a loved one. You can make donation of any amount or pick from the options above. You can download our Christmas Card here: and let your loved one know a donation has been made in their honor. Thank you to all who have supported our Christmas Appeal, we are excited for what the year ahead brings.

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