Gratitude lists abound at this time of year — and for good reason. This Thanksgiving Day take an opportunity to pause and read the compelling stories of the children who have been helped this year by Save the Children’s programs.
From a young girl in Ethiopia who is one of the dozens, if not hundreds who arrive each day at the survivors camps that have been set up for families fleeing East Africa’s worst drought in 60 years, to a little boy in rural Kentucky who was born with club foot and is able to receive much needed education and support services he needs through the Early Steps to School Success program, Save the Children’s list is real food for thought.
Here is Save the Children’s editors’ gratitude list of children around the world who have hope for a better tomorrow thanks to the generosity of the organization’s donors:
Hamdi in Ethiopia: A little girl who braved the Somali desert to flee violence and hunger, Hamdi now eats nutritious meals at a Save the Children feeding center at a refugee camp in Ethiopia.
Delwara in Bangladesh: A sponsored child in an impoverished village, Delwara now dreams of her own classroom full of chalk and books one day– just like her teacher at a Save the Children elementary school.
Elizabeth in Zimbabwe: Abandoned at a South African border crossing, baby Elizabeth is now safe and sound with a new family after getting help from a Save the Children protection program.
Kazuki in Japan: A young boy who survived the Earthquake and Tsunami, Kazuki had a safe place to learn to cope with the tragic disaster in a Save the Children Child Friendly Space near Sendai.
John in Kentucky: A baby boy living in poverty-stricken Appalachia, John’s birth defect could have devastated his learning and growing, but support from a Save the Children specialist helped him stay steady and start walking ahead of schedule!
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