Successes of 2013
During the last year ICRI helped change the lives of more than 50,000 children around the world.
We were able to help children survive as AIDS orphans because they received a nutritious meal and healthcare each day at their ICRI-operated preschool.
Children in Zimbabwe, raising their siblings, were able to drop off their brothers and sisters at an ICRI program and go to school themselves for the first time. These children were able to learn from teachers who no longer hit them for the wrong answer and who now understood that children should be nurtured and supported in their education. Those thousands of teachers would become advocates in their own their own villages, for the growth, survival, and education of the most fragile children in their countries.
We helped improve the health of children living in the slums of Nairobi by paying for nurses who come to visit children’s preschools and primary schools each week, not only diagnosing their illnesses, but giving them the medicines to help them survive into healthy and productive adulthood.
We were able to make agreements with local universities in Africa to establish early childhood education divisions, masters degree programs, or certificate programs, so that thousands of new teachers wanting to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children can have access to schools that will nurture them as both teachers and community leaders.
The Promise of 2014
In 2014 you can join us in continuing our great success on behalf of children. Because ICRI has developed strong local infrastructure in such countries as Kenya, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Nepal, India, Malaysia, the US, and many other locations around the world, we are able to act quickly and build on our remarkable local ICRI family who are leaders in their own countries in eradicating poverty, improving health, nutrition and food production for children and families, working on the full range of HIV/AIDS issues. These programs focus strongly on prevention, new intervention strategies, community outreach, and developing policies that will continue to bring the national or regional governments into the ICRI partnership in changemaking for children and families.
We're excited by the new opportunities that are being presented to ICRI and are hopeful for the continued successes of our programs around the world in 2014. If you're interested in learning more about ICRI, click on a link to our country pages to learn what we're accomplishing in places like Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Nepal. Spread the word about ICRI to friends and family on your social media site like Facebook and Twitter. Or give a donation to ICRI at DonateNow to help us continue to grow our programs and make the world a place where all children can reach their full potential. We're excited for the possibilities in 2014, and hope you are too!