no child shoud suffer from hunger

Khamsawei is 11 years old and lives in a rural village on the border of Vietnam. Her family are farmers, and it’s a hard life. The corn they grow is only suitable as animal-feed, and can only be sold from May to November.

The lean months hurt. Khamsawei and her siblings are often hungry. She finds school challenging as she struggles with stomach aches, and often feels tired, angry and dizzy. She told us:

“I find it hard to concentrate when I am hungry. The teacher tries to explain something but I cannot understand it because I feel sleepy,”

Khamsawei does not want to end up like her elder sister Oudai, who suffers from stunting. When Oudai was Khamsawei’s age, she weighed only 25kg and was the height of an average Australian 6-year-old. Today she is not much bigger.

Chronic malnutrition means Oudai has fallen far behind her peers at her local primary school. She’s had to repeat several grades because she falls sick so often. At 15, she’s still in grade 6, only a year ahead of Khamsawei.

Your donation today will help provide nutritious food and clean water for children like Khamsawei and Oudai, and medical equipment and training for health staff to identify and respond to childhood malnutrition.

 
 

urgent support for kenyan children on the brink of starvation...

At iCARE we are shocked by the catastrophic famine in Africa. 

We are proud of the education programs we provide to children living in disadvantage in Kenya.  However, to provide an education to these children we must first ensure they have the opportunity to survive.

There are children right now in Kenya, who are on the brink of starvation. They need immediate food assistance. Every minute counts.

As part of ChildFund Australia we are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to support the Emergency Food Appeal.

You can learn more or make a donation at the Appeal Page.

 
 

More than 1 billion of the world’s people – most of them vulnerable women and youth – are living in extreme poverty.

 
 

Lack of education is one of the root causes of poverty. Better education gives children better opportunities, improves community development and lays a foundation for long-term stability.

iCARE programs currently provide education to vulnerable women, children and young people in Kenya and the Philippines to provide them with the building blocks to a better future out of poverty.

 
 

Education for girls is an especially powerful force. The barriers that keep girls from attending school are often higher than for boys.

For every year a girl stays in school she'll increase her income by 10%. 

 

but it is more complex than educating girls alone

 

Don't get us wrong, educating girls is a priority. 66 million girls around the world are not in school and for many of them it is just because they were born a girl. Keeping girls in school provides life-changing benefits not just for individuals, but for the entire community. 

their mothers and brothers need us to care about them too.  

So we do.  Since 1982 we've cared for more than 15,000 girls, boys and mums in Kenya, Uganda, India and the Philippines.

 
 

In villages in Kenya to metro Manila and rural Philippines we're continuing to support innovative and practical school and vocational education.  

Each community is different.  

Our programs support young entrepreneurs at the Piave Youth Polytechnic in Kenya's Rift Valley. They encourage science and technology for primary school girls in the Philippines.  We have recently supported budding IT specialists in Uganda and education for young Indian girls to overcome them becoming child brides.  And, that's just a start.