POSTED October 1, 2021
Behind the scenes as our donors take the “long walk” with those they help
Watch and read below to see how you can get involved in helping kids around the world this #WalktoSchoolDay, Oct. 6
Last week, we introduced you to a video of schoolgirl Suarika on her way to class in Ghana, and, this week, we’re taking you behind-the-scenes with the five donors and three staff who spur her onward in the clip, singing a version of the Canadian rock band’s The Strumbellas, “One Hand Up.”
Indeed, our donors do “walk” with the children they help, encouraging them to access life’s essentials so they can go to school and dream big. But, did you know 62 percent of Canadians polled in an Angus-Reid survey, commissioned by Children Believe, want to help improve access to education but don’t know how?
This comes as we prepare to mark #WalktoSchoolDay Oct. 6, a global movement to champion safe and healthy routes to class.
So, we’re challenging parents and their kids to walk to school this month, discussing barriers holding kids around the world back from accessing education — such as poverty, child marriage and child labour — and later share their journey on social media using the hashtags #TheLongWalk, #WalkToSchoolDay and/or #WalkAndTalk.
ABOUT CHILDREN BELIEVE (formerly Christian Children's Fund of Canada):
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.
About ChildFund Alliance:
A member of ChildFund Alliance, Children Believe is part of a global network of 12 child-focused development organizations working to create opportunities for children and youth, their families and communities. ChildFund helps nearly 23-million children and their families in more than 70 countries overcome poverty and underlying conditions that prevent children from achieving their full potential. We work to end violence against children; provide expertise in emergencies and disasters to ease the harmful impact on children and their communities; and engage children and youth to create lasting change and elevate their voices in decisions that affect their lives.