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Join a girl virtually on her long walk to school in Africa

POSTED September 24, 2021

Join a girl virtually on her long walk to school in Africa

Watch the journey to school through the eyes of one Ghanaian student

Schoolgirl walks past women walking with water on their heads

At Children Believe, we help kids overcome barriers so they can access education and live and dream fearlessly, just like Suarika in the video below. The Ghanaian is spurred onward in her journey to the classroom by our staff and donors singing a version of Canadian rock band, The Strumbellas ”One Hand Up.”

“We can hold one hand up for tomorrow. We can hold one hand up to the stars. We can be the change we want to see. Just don’t give up on me,” they sing.

As you follow Suarika, consider what the trek is like for her and many of her friends who face a long walk with rugged terrain, scorching heat and the threat of violence. It often ends learning opportunities for many.

When you sponsor a child, you provide healthcare, clean water and education so they can thrive at home and in school.

You can help. Sponsor a child today, so students like Suarika can dream big.

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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.

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