Thanks for Traveling Around the World With ChildFund

by Virginia Sowers, ChildFund Community Manager

Facebook promotion bannerOur February Facebook promotion has concluded with seven winners, drawn randomly from the group of entrants who correctly identified all seven countries in our photo album.

Congratulations to ChildFund Facebook fans:

  • Jorge Bosch, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
  • Nittha Chutipongpisit, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Alina Grishina, Brooklyn, N.Y., USA
  • Anne Haylock, Harvey, WA, Australia
  • Selena Kessler, Springwater, N.Y., USA
  • Phuong Hoang Pham, Portage, Mich., USA
  • Jill Punches, Portland, Ore., USA

In honor of the seven winners, we’ve sent an educational gift (a school uniform and/or school supplies) to a child in each of the seven countries featured in the photo album.

You’ll find photos of the children on ChildFund’s Facebook page. Their stories are touching.

Anmol, which in Hindi means precious, is enrolled in St. Anthony’s Orphanage Project in New Delhi, India. She received a school supply kit.

Brenda attends a child-friendly school in the remote and rural Honduran community of Sabana Ronda. Her grade point average last year was 94 percent. She received a new uniform and shoes along with some school supplies, notebooks and materials for arts and crafts.

Keli, who participates in ChildFund’s U.S. programs in Oklahoma, received much-needed school supplies and arts and crafts items.

Thilan, enrolled in Lanka Taiwan Children’s Program in Sri Lanka, was the recipient of a new school uniform.

Elise, whose family was forced to flee armed conflict and relocate to Ziguinchor, Senegal, now has educational supplies her parents couldn’t afford.

Irene, who participates in Kenya’s Kerwa Child and Family program, loves her new school uniform. She attends in PCEA Ruthigiti Academy.

Jenipher, whose parents are subsistence farmers in Zambia, has never owned proper school shoes or a uniform until now. She comes from a family of four children, and the family was overjoyed to receive the gift for Jenipher.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Facebook promotion and for telling others about ChildFund’s work with children in 31 countries.

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