Join with us in transforming young lives for the better!
The global pandemic had a severe economic and social impact upon those we work with at Friends, which they are still recovering from.
Schools closed, and for many online lessons were simply not an option.
Jobs were lost, and financial hardships for families ensued.
This year our appeal focuses on building futures through ’together, transforming’
- We want to ensure that children return to school, and have the extra-curricular support they need following the impact of the pandemic on their education.
- We want families to get all the help they need from us to keep their children in school.
- We want young people and caretakers to have access to skills training, and to decent employment or business startup opportunities once they have completed that training.
At Friends-International, we know from three decades of experience that access to education and training for employment are key to building sustainable futures for all the children, youth and families our programs work with.
Join with our #everydayheroes on this transformative journey – learn what your support can do in the stories below!
in one year we supported
Children into education
Youth and caretakers for employment
A FAMILY AGAIN
Read how we supported 14-year-old Kimly through family difficulties towards building a better future for herself.
REBELLING AGAINST POVERTY
Follow the ups and downs of Jerry’s journey from rebellious teen to stability and employment
TAKING STEPS TO BETTER FUTURES
From selling birdseed on the street to getting back to school – Mg Mg’s story
*Names have been changed to protect identities
HOW YOU CAN HELP
A back-to-school pack
Support one child to get back to school
A bicycle for a child to go to school
Career counseling for 5 youths in need of support in communities and on the streets
Skills training for a youth to prepare them for employment
Monthly giving is the most cost-effective way to give, so more of your hard-earned dollars go directly to children in need.
Cannot commit to a monthly donation but still want to support? Donate once.