Around the world, millions of children are growing up in poverty, war, hunger and broken systems. At CWS we understand that not only are children the most vulnerable amongst us, but their wellbeing is crucial to working towards a better future for all.
That’s why we are teaming up with families 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.
We understand that one of the key factors to a better future for children is education. To spread and improve the education of children world-wide, we are helping parents enroll their children in school, supporting teachers with the resources they need and working with schools to improve the safety of their schools by improving their infrastructure.
When children are on the move, their health and safety are still top priorities. Around the world, we are working to develop safe spaces where refugee children can learn, heal and build happy memories.
No matter the circumstance, we're committed to protecting and supporting children worldwide.
Building Friendly Spaces for Refugee Children
While the lives of Ukrainian refugee children have been irreversibly changed, at CWS we are seeking ways to allow these children to regain their sense of normalcy. Through our local partner Diaconia in Moldova, we have created an education center where children can feel safe and have the opportunity to just be a kid. Our Refugee Hub focuses on education and psychosocial support for Ukrainian refugee children, while giving them a space to just be a kid.
A Stepping Stone for Inclusive Education
If you ever moved as a child, you probably know how frightening, nerve-wracking and difficult the transition into a new school can be. For children who are also refugees, these feelings are only part of the many obstacles they must overcome to pursue an education in their new home. Not only might they be unaccustomed to the education system in …
Sarla’s Right to Learn
In mid-October 2022, our staff at the CWS National Call Center received a call from a single mother in Alabama looking for help enrolling her daughter in public school. Norma Angelica and her 8-year-old daughter, Sarla, arrived in the United States this past summer looking for a safe place to live. When it was time to enroll in school, Sarla …
“Abrazos”: a Series That Narrates the Experiences of Children with Incarcerated Relatives
Watch the full Abrazos series here. Following the launch of the animated series Abrazos, one of the young participants commented, “the series displays what we went through without belittling us. It expresses what many of us feel but cannot express.” Program participants Manuel, Estefanny, Felicia, and Cris shared their view of the videos, which tell the stories of children and …