SHOULDER TO SHOULDER

A long-term empowerment program for vulnerable children

EMPOWERMENT THROUGH GROUP SPONSORSHIP

Shoulder-to-Shoulder is a group sponsorship program that empowers children living in extreme poverty. Our goal is to provide safe havens with loving leaders who walk alongside the children through their school years, guiding them to a better life.

Without intervention, many end up in gangs, prostitution, forced labour, and trafficking.
Shoulder-to-Shoulder is an all-inclusive approach that ensures no children in a community miss the opportunity to be empowered.

how it works

With the help of local community leaders, we identify the most at-risk children and enroll them in a school or, when necessary, intervene and bring them to a safe house. Then, over many years, the children receive a quality education, nutritious meals, medical care, spiritual guidance, vocational training, and life skills coaching.

When they graduate, the children are self-confident, empowered to reject poverty, and ready to chart their own paths.

Your gift at work

THE FOUR PILLARS OF EMPOWERMENT

Educated Minds

Quality education opens up more choices in life.

Healthy Bodies

Children learn better when they’re well-fed and healthy.

Spiritual Development

Christian foundations instill values and hope.

Life Skills

Social and vocational skills help them find jobs and earn income.

GIVE WHAT YOU CAN

Shoulder-to-Shoulder relies on a community of monthly partners whose gifts are pooled to create a powerful multiplier effect.

Group programs cost $40-$150 a month per child; however, there’s no minimum. Some of our monthly partners give $30, $60, or $90 a month ($1, $2, or $3 a day), while some give more and others less. Every gift makes a difference, and we’re grateful for whatever amount you’re willing to donate.

Shoulder-to-Shoulder Programs

Jessore Group Program
ZACTS Group Program

More group programs are starting soon, in Ghana and Bangladesh.

Individual Child Sponsorship

We hope you’ll consider being a monthly partner through Shoulder-to-Shoulder so together we can empower more children. If you prefer to have a relationship with a particular child, we also offer individual child sponsorship, as we have for more than 45 years.

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International Needs Canada

Toll-free: 1-888-702-9805
Office: 
1-905-389-1118
Email: 
info@internationalneeds.ca
Address:
230-1119 Fennell Ave E.,
Hamilton, On, Canada, L8T 1S2
Charity Number: #12994 3072 RR0001