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Celebrating the power of community support in making lasting change

Watch how one teen rose above adversity 

Africa Day

As communities around the world celebrate Africa Day, take a minute to watch the video below from UNICEF — one of our development partners. It shows the power of unity.

 

You’ll meet Odwa, a teen living in one of South Africa’s poorest communities, who talks about becoming the first in his family to graduate high school. He credits his teachers for encouraging him to turn his life around after landing in the hospital with a knife wound.

 

“My teachers, they came to see me and then said beautiful things in my life. ‘God sees something in your heart. He knows that, one day, you will be a leader,” recalls Odwa.

 

At Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, we believe in encouraging children and youth to realize their rights and advocate for their own success, so they will create lasting change in their communities.

 

Watch the video, and see the power of the human spirit.

 

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About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:

Christian Children’s Fund of Canada works globally to support children and youth who dream of a better world. For nearly 60 years, we’ve brought together diverse people and partnerships, driven by a common belief: education extends beyond the walls of a classroom and is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world. We focus on breaking barriers preventing access to inclusive, quality education for all, especially girls.