The following is a letter dictated to us by a thankful mother who has two children in our school, which reveals the extreme difficulties faced by many families here.
Healing Hearts Kosovo promotes reconciliation between different ethnic groups in the former Yugoslavia, helping minority groups to overcome their sense of isolation.
Like its neighboring project featured above, FIVS became involved in Croatia in the immediate aftermath of the Yugoslavian War, procuring and delivering aid to local refugee camps, orphanages, hospitals, schools, and centers for underprivileged and handicapped children.
Project Managers Josef Suess and David Mazzotti of Polio Child Relief (PCR) are working to better the life of polio victims in the Mumbai (Bombay) area, along with Doctor Paresh Desai of Shradda Hospital.
Mingmar Sherpa is a young married man, only 23 years old, from the remote village of Phapre, in the Everest Region of Nepal.
Balkans Relief Mission was initiated during the Yugoslavian War with the purpose of providing emotional solace and material aid to children and families in refugee camps, military hospitals and children's centers in Croatia and Slovenia.
Coming from different backgrounds and countries as diverse as Botswana, Norway, Pakistan and China, a team of 11 young women (ages 17-21) from the Li Po Chun United World College in Hong Kong, converged at our Bangkok center for hands-on experience in working with orphans.
In late 1999, Chris Carruthers moved to East Africa, with the goal of addressing social issues within a contemporary Gospel message in his RadioActive Productions studio.
Over 50 times during this past year, two of our young volunteers have dressed up in clown garb and visited the children's ward of a nearby hospital.
Just outside Ghana's capital lies the small town of Berkuso, which can be accessed only by unpaved roads.
Don from Minnesota learned about the work we are doing here in Mexico City after happening on the FCF website, and offered to buy Christmas presents for the children at the orphanage we assist.
FCF project FAVOR in Bacau, Romania, established a computer-training center and transitional home for young women. Their program has become a model for local officials.
Twenty-four youngsters ages 12 to 20 years, joined hands and sang softly for the audience of 1000 people. The singers wore matching cowboy bandanas on their heads, as some had no hair, and the ones who did wanted those who didn't to look the same as them.
Focus on Kidz' involvement in this Liberian refugee community became much more than an academic or educational endeavor; they found themselves involved in building the lives of these people who would otherwise have a terribly bleak future to look forward to.