Every child deserves the opportunity to dream big – and to chase those dreams.
That's why we're teaming up with families all over the globe to help children succeed. Sometimes that means working with families to improve their hygiene and health. Other times it means helping parents make nutritious meals for their little ones. Or helping new moms understand the benefits of breastfeeding.
Enabling children to get an education is so important. We work with parents to enroll their children in school. We reach out to teachers to make sure they have the resources to engage students. And we team up with schools to improve infrastructure like bathrooms and classrooms.
When children are on the move, their health and safety are still top priorities. That's why we provide safe places for refugee children to live and heal. We also focus on helping them return to the classroom and continue learning.
No matter the circumstance, we're committed to protecting and supporting children worldwide.
Hope for Hana and her Friends
Preschool for Jelena
Jelena* was scared to start preschool. She’s a 6-year-old who lives in Belgrade, Serbia, with her family. Jelena’s family are from Belgrade’s Roma community. They live in an informal settlement with other Roma families. Enrolling in school and pursuing an education aren’t givens for Roma children, since they are among the most marginalized children in the country. In order to …
An Inclusive Educational Opportunity for Refugee Children in Jakarta
In Jakarta, as in many places, children go through school with other students of their own age. It’s a practical policy, but it doesn’t always work for refugee children. Often, refugee children have had their education interrupted by their time on the move, so they may behind other students their age. In other cases, the curriculum that refugee children followed …
Students in rural Kenya are on a path to greatness
“We are very grateful to CWS and its partners for the great transformation happening at our school,” says Francis Loseron, the chairperson of Chepakul School in rural western Kenya. “The reason I say this is because the girls’ biggest need [a dormitory] has been met; as a result, they will be happy, healthy and ready to learn. It’s a sad …