Celebrating the power of community support in making lasting change
Watch how one teen rose above adversity
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.
About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For nearly 60 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, donors and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.