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My name is Nadia, I am 11 years old and I have a deformity in my foot which makes it very difficult for me to walk. My parents didn't go to school and their only activity was to cut wood in the brush and sell it so we could eat. We usually have only one meal a day.

At the age of 6, when children of my age went to school, I had no hope of going because my parents were poor and on top of that I was disabled. One day the sponsorship team of International Needs came to my house, saw my condition, and immediately decided to sponsor me to go to school.

I thank all those who are doing this kind of action around the world!

UNICEF conducted research in Ghana to assess the impact of COVID-19 on education. According to their research, children struggled greatly from the closure of schools, as alternative sources of education were not available to many.

Before the pandemic began, 50.9% of children aged 12-14, and 83.3% of children aged 15-17 were not attending school, were two or more years behind in school, or were in the incorrect level of schooling for their age. COVID-19 made this much worse, forcing children out of schools, where they often work dangerous jobs instead.

International Needs Ghana launched a Group Program in response to these issues, allowing 375 vulnerable children to attend school. Our partners are doing everything they can do improve these discouraging statistics, as accessible education makes a huge difference.

Check out the link in our bio to support education in Ghana!

My name is Sarah. I never met my father because when I was in my mother's womb, he left her. When I was 2 years old, my mother left me in the village and moved to Dhaka to find work. When I was 6, my mother went to a wedding, and on the way home, she died in a car accident.

My guardian brought me to the Savar Children's Village so that I could learn to read and become a good human being. At Savar, I have been able to learn dance, song, and various subjects.

My wish is to be a good nurse in the future and serve people. I am eternally grateful to you for helping me through this pandemic. I always pray for your family, relatives and country. Please pray for our country.

It’s that time of year again!

As Canadian students begin their long-awaited return to in-person learning, students at ZACTS school for orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia are still susceptible; vaccines are almost non-existent, and the Delta variant is a great concern. This is the reality in many of our partner countries.

The pandemic has been hard on this rural community, especially on the children who live in poverty, many of whom come from broken homes or are without parents. The school has been closed during lockdown, and online learning has been impossible. The school has done its best to deliver educational materials to the children’s homes, but nothing compares to being there in person.

Despite the current challenges, ZACTS has been a great example of transformation. Thanks to the generosity of Canadian donors like you, the school went from just 80 students a few years ago, to more than 800 today. With no public primary schools nearby, children from the area have flocked to the school, where they receive a quality Christian education, health services, nutritious meals, and more. ZACTS is known as a safe haven where children can learn without going hungry.

Support ZACTS today! Children returned to school for in-person learning August 23. With the school’s programming now ramping up, their need for financial support is as urgent as ever. This return to school doesn’t just give them access to food and education, it transforms their lives and their entire community.

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Thank you for your generosity!

Mark has run several marathons and competed in half-Ironman challenges. On September 18th, Mark will be participating in the Ironman Maryland, where he’ll swim 3.9 km, bike 180km, and finish with a 42 km run.

“But this event is much deeper than a physical competition,” says Beaman, “this time I’m competing for the girls at Savar.”

Alongside Shaun Sutcliffe of International Needs New Zealand, Mark hopes to raise $50,000 by the time he crosses the finish line. The funds will be donated to Savar Children’s Village, a school for vulnerable girls in Bangladesh.

Donations can be made from the link in our bio!

Introducing this week’s corporate partner…. Mark Beaman from Moncton, NB! Mark is the owner of PERMA-DRY Moncton.

In 2018, he visited Savar Children’s Village in Bangladesh, where he developed a deep passion for the school and has been supporting the children through his Perma-Dry business ever since. 

“My journey to Bangladesh was a great experience that gave me a vision for how PERMA-DRY can invest in global communities by serving customers here in Canada. It’s a win-win situation because our customers get rescued from their wet basements and in turn, we help at-risk children in Bangladesh.”

More about Mark in the link in our bio!

Corporations are crucial partners who help ensure the long-term sustainability of International Needs’ programs and projects.

The gifts are used to pursue change and transformation in communities all over the world. Most of our corporate donors support a specific program or project that’s meaningful to them.

This week we’re going to introduce to you one of our corporate partners. Stay Tuned!

Clean water for Haiti!

Some of you have been asking how you can support the children and families of Haiti following the 7.2 earthquake.

International Needs has partnered with World Hope Canada to deliver 30,000 litres of clean water each day through their solar-powered desalination plant.

Their environmentally friendly technology takes water from the ocean and makes it drinkable! And every dollar you give goes straight to the water project, thanks to generous donors who pay 100% of our administrative costs.

Give the gift of water today!

The current program in Guatemala saves the lives of mothers and babies by training midwives to identify high risk pregnancies.

However, we’ve learned that even if a child survives childbirth, many go on to suffer from malnourishment and a lack of stimulation, which results in underdeveloped minds and bodies. In response to this, our partner is launching a new initiative called “Survive and Thrive”, which addresses these shortcomings.

To learn more about the program, visit the link in our bio.

This is a visual summary of the program.

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Earlier this year, we launched Group Empowerment programs in Ghana, Bangladesh, and Zambia to address increasing rates of poverty, child labour, and child trafficking that were a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We asked our sponsorship manager Festus to share some of his insights on this new program. After working for International Needs in Ghana and Canada for more than 14 years, Festus was instrumental in bringing the group model to life.

Link in bio.

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While the school in Naogoan has been closed for much of the pandemic, our partner in Bangladesh has found creative ways to support the children in the Group Empowerment Program.

Read more here to find out: Link In Bio

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A story of transformation from Kenya at Real Hope Youth Community Organization (RHYCO):

During their street work, the team at RHYCO found small five year old Briana on the streets of Kawangware, a victim of immense physical and emotional abuse. They brought her to the Safe House where she’s on the road to recovery, receiving counselling, care, and support from the RHYCO team.

She now has a promising future thanks to your support! Our prayer is that she will be fully restored.

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Patricia’s dream is alive! Patricia was sponsored at age five and is now the first child in a family of seven to be in Senior Secondary School. Patricia said “I had the desire to be in Senior High School but I had no hope due to the financial challenges at home. I was hawking twice a day; early morning before school and right after school.

’’She no longer hawks because her educational needs were provided. Patricia passed the Basic Education Certificate Examination with distinction and gained admission to Okuapeman Senior High school to study Business Accounting. “My aspiration of being an Accountant is still alive.”

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Rahul grew up in a small farming community in South India, working hard for little pay. He moved to Bangalore seeking higher pay, but instead joined the ACTS Academy of Higher Education (International Needs India), where he’s been studying theology, writing, and life skills.

He took what he learned and influenced his local leader to set up a quarantine centre in the village to protect vulnerable members of his community from COVID-19. Rahul has been filled with motivation and passion for education and community building from his time at ACTS. He's a living example of the International Needs vision for transformed lives, changed communities.

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Serving through multiple crises

Colombia has been suffering through the most significant year-over-year increase in poverty ever, thanks to the pandemic. At the same time, public protests have led to violent clashes with police, and the loss of life. The UN and European Union have called for dialogue to address the crisis unfolding in Colombia. We pray that with international help the parties will reach an agreement.

During these difficult times The Rosa de Saron school continues virtually due to government regulations. Students use tablets to complete activities, deliver presentations, and submit assignments. They long to return to face-to-face classes with their peers.

#colombia #students #pray

In addition to their many practical development projects and child education programs, International Needs Ghana is focused on ministering well to the families and communities they serve. Throughout the pandemic, the team has found creative ways to carry on spiritual conversations, gospel presentations, fellowship, Bible studies, and prayer.

"We have reached thousands with the salvation message of Jesus Christ, sometimes using technology, sometimes in homes, and sometimes in gathering places wearing full protective gear. Despite the fact that we are not out of the woods, our commitment to mission work goes on unabated, including planting churches. We have used technology to build capacity in pursuit of effective Christian witness and offered virtual seminars for Sunday School teachers.” – Cromwell Awadey, Executive Director of International Needs Ghana

#thankful #partnership #gospel #outreach #salvation #ghana

There is no end to God’s blessing in our lives!

“On behalf of the International Needs Bangladesh family, we would like to convey our sincere Christian love and best wishes to every one of you. And we want to glorify God the Father.“

The story of John: When he was 3 years old, John got typhoid fever that left him physically handicapped and unable to walk. He loves ice cream, and he loves to learn, which is why his parents enrolled him in Naogoan Free School.

Now 9 years old, John can’t run and play with his classmates, but he has many dreams. When you ask him what he wants to be when he grows up, he says with a smile: "I want to be a doctor so I can treat other children and they don’t have to suffer like I did." His smile reflected his love for the future of the world.

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It’s only June 25, and Julia has surpassed her goal of raising $3,000 for vulnerable children in Ghana! This wouldn’t have been possible without your generous support.

How much more can we raise in these last 6 days of June? Visit the Get Active for Ghana page in the next few days and donate to this incredible cause!

Donate now: LINK IN BIO

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