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Celebrating the power of community support in making lasting change

POSTED May 25, 2018

Celebrating the power of community support in making lasting change

Watch how one teen rose above adversity 

Africa Day

As communities around the world celebrate Africa Day, take a minute to watch the video below from UNICEF — one of our development partners. It shows the power of unity.

You’ll meet Odwa, a teen living in one of South Africa’s poorest communities, who talks about becoming the first in his family to graduate high school. He credits his teachers for encouraging him to turn his life around after landing in the hospital with a knife wound.

“My teachers, they came to see me and then said beautiful things in my life. ‘God sees something in your heart. He knows that, one day, you will be a leader,” recalls Odwa.

At Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, we believe in encouraging children and youth to realize their rights and advocate for their own success, so they will create lasting change in their communities.

Watch the video, and see the power of the human spirit.

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Children Believe works globally to empower children to dream fearlessly, stand up for what they believe in — and be heard. For 60+ years, we’ve brought together brave young dreamers, caring supporters and partners, and unabashed idealists. Together, we’re driven by a common belief: creating access to education — inside and outside of classrooms — is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.

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