Child Impact International establishes the Rice Health and Education Appeal to distribute food and essential items to the children in Adventist mission schools, the staff and their families.
Eighteen-year-old Swapna’s name means “dream” and it was a dream come true for her when she was rescued at the age of nine by the local city policy during an operation against traffickers who were forcing children to beg. She was a part of three hundred rescued children throughout the city of Bengaluru, India.
The hospital is the only church institution in Nepal operating a full hospital and emergency ward. Many children with serious medical conditions go to the hospital because they can’t afford to go anywhere else for treatment.
The support our Rice and Health fund received from Child Impact donors was essential to feeding hundreds of children and families. Here is a short clip from our field staff, students, teachers and families for the rice.
Child Impact’s CEO, Jim Rennie says “this is an important step to ensure the continued growth of Child Impact as the needs of marketing continually change.” Patricia has extensive marketing experience with various brands as well as small and large agencies.
Sunrise Home in Bobbili India is blessed with an unusually productive rice harvest 2020 Autumn. See how workers and children harvest the rice and further process it for use and sale. This has truly been an unusually productive rice harvest and a timely blessing.
Here is an update on the current situation, our work, and the impact of the pandemic in the countries we serve, our schools, and what our strategies are. We are faced with rapid changes that require us to make decisions quickly and to be flexible. Changes that may force us to face how some of our programs operate and the need to pivot.
Due to COVID-19 the school is facing financial problems and staff have not received any wages for the past three months. As part of Child Impact International’s Rice appeal, each staff member was supplied with a sack of rice. In India alone, to-date Child Impact has distributed over 2,500 bags of rice to those in need.
In recent months the water table has dropped and Sunshine’s water well dried up. They had limited funds for a new deeper well, so Child Impact stepped in to help fund the new well. The drill arrived on Monday and drilling started on Tuesday. After drilling and everyone praying for water, they were blessed with a 3-inch water flow. It was a successful task that produced a new deeper well and much needed water.
We have implemented an emergency sponsorship procedure to continue our focus on the children. Operating in six countries during this crisis is not easy, but our staff is working hard to ensure the best for the more than three thousand children we serve.
Their working hours were gruesome and exploitative, forced to work six days a week, some Sundays, and nearly eleven hours a day in close quarters where the conditions were deplorable and extremely unsanitary.
World-renowned violinist, Jaime Jorge produced two mini violin concerts for Child Impact International. As a way of paying tribute, Jaime dedicated the songs to the thousands of sponsored children in the six countries served by Child Impact and its supporters.