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What school means to a child in need

POSTED November 16, 2018

What school means to a child in need

Watch this UNICEF video, and be reminded of the value of school in a child’s life

Boy looks through wire fence

In Canada, children and youth often complain about going to school, but there’s a completely different mindset in the countries where we work — one that’s depicted in the UNICEF video below about a child wishing to go to school.

“I have to help my family with money. Mommy says she can’t afford to send me to school — I really want to go to school…. I want to learn to read and spell,” says the child narrator in the video.

At Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, we believe education is essential to a child’s success in life, and we work to ensure more have access to school, rather than having to work or be forced into an early marriage.

Watch the video to hear one child’s perspective on life without school.

Visit our gift catalogue today, and give a gift to help a child access education.

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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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