There are 600 million orphans and at-risk children in the world - nearly 10% of the entire global population. Despite the many humanitarian and sponsorship organizations in the United States and around the world, over 99% of these orphaned and at-risk children remain in dire conditions with little to no hope for a happy or healthy future. In order to make a real difference, the entire planet will need to work together, and International Children’s Network is helping to lead the way, one community at a time. Educating these forgotten children is the only way to bring them a brighter, sustainable future - and your support will help make this dream come true! For just $35 a month, you can change the life of a child by enabling them to go to school through the university or technical school level. Completing their education allows them to get a job and become a contributing member of society...effectively breaking the cycle of poverty!
The greatest harm to these orphaned and forgotten children is children trafficking. Child trafficking is nearly a $200 billion/year industry, and it is common in areas of extreme poverty. Parents who are struggling to provide basic daily needs for their children and see no hope of ever being able to afford their education will quickly give legal permission for someone else to take their child and provide for them. These children are promised education, opportunities to work, etc. Once they are legally taken from their parents, they are at extreme risk of abuse and exploitation. Providing hope for a family through educational sponsorship is one of the greatest ways to stop trafficking in these situations. Parents are no longer tempted to give their children up, because their children now have HOPE to become doctors, lawyers, teachers, mechanics, engineers, or any other professio
The Matsiko World Orphan Choir brings together children from the countries where ICN provides sponsorship. The choir shares their lives and culture through song and dance and connect their hearts with audiences across the United States. Matsiko is a Ugandan word for “hope”. This word embodies both the children and the songs that they sing. Through the Matsiko World Orphan Choir, thousands of children will be reached with the hope of a brighter future. Proceeds generated by Matsiko go directly to support ICN’s worldwide programs, including life-changing educational sponsorship.