All our projects respond to the basic needs of children by strengthening families and communities. In some cases The Sharing Way has developed special programs that offer extra love, care and support. We call these programs Children of Hope. We believe that the children in the programs have strength, resilience and the potential to create futures of dignity.
Nearly half the children of the world live in poverty. They are often excluded from essential services like water, basic health care, adequate schools and protection. When disaster strikes they are placed at even greater risk. These children are impacted by the inequalities of the world, the injustices of their countries, and difficult family circumstances. In the most extreme cases their childhoods are stolen from them and they are forced to struggle each day for survival.
The Sharing Way has three Children of Hope programs in need of your support:
- Rwanda Orphans and Vulnerable Children
- India Child Labour Rehabilitation
- Bolivia Prison Children’s “House of Friendship”
The Sharing Way subscribes to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in which Canada played a leading role. Our programs work to ensure that children have the right to develop their potential through access to education. Children have a right to adequate food, adequate water, basic medical care and protection from abuse. Children are neither the property of their parents nor their communities. They have the right to speak about issues that affect their wellbeing.
Children of Hope programs reflect CBM’s commitment to integral mission. We believe that each child was created in the image of God to develop a full life in relationship to God, family, community and the environment.