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“I Didn’t Know There Was a Word Called Blessing”: Oliver’s Story Uganda
Oliver smiling
Sep 14, 2017 -

Soon, Oliver (pronounced "Olivia") will become one of the first children to graduate from COTN–Uganda. But this almost didn't happen.

Oliver’s father died in 2002 during a rebel attack. Young Oliver lived with her grandmother, but basic survival was difficult.

Photos from Your Child’s Summer Camp in Haiti Haiti
Boy eating at camp
Sep 12, 2017 -

Thank you for joining the team of people who made summer camps possible this year for children in Haiti! The donations you and other sponsors gave through our special Easter card fundraiser earlier this year provided the resources needed to make summer camps a special time for the children.

Hurricane Irma Updates Dominican Republic
Sep 6, 2017 -

Children of the Nations is monitoring the path of Hurricane Irma as she makes her way through the Caribbean. Please check back here daily for updates.

Photos from Your Child's Summer Camp in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Thank you!
Sep 4, 2017 -

Thank you for joining the team of people who made summer camps possible this year for children in Sierra Leone! The donations you and other sponsors gave through our special Easter card fundraiser earlier this year provided the resources needed to make summer camps a special time for the children.

Photos from Your Child's Center Day in Uganda Uganda
Children dancing
Aug 31, 2017 -

Thank you for giving to send your sponsored child to camp! COTN–Uganda doesn’t hold its “summer” camps until December, during the school break. We will share photos and stories from those camps as soon as they are available.

 

But what your child does experience during the summer is COTN–Uganda's Center Day. During Center Day, the community is invited to the COTN campus, and the COTN staff and children present various skits, speeches, and demonstrations.

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe (Inspired by the Dominican Republic) Dominican Republic
The COTN Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by the Dominican Republic
Aug 29, 2017 -

Fresh from the COTN Cookbook, this recipe has all the simplicity of a traditional casserole, but with a sweet Hispaniola twist!

 

Salomón’s Story: From Baseball Player to Doctor Dominican Republic
Aug 15, 2017 -

“My name is Salomón Trinidad Pérez. I am from Barahona. I am 26 years old. I was one of the first baseball players that started into the I Love Baseball programSince that moment, COTN became a fundamental part of my life and helped me to become who I am today.”

 

How Well Do You Know Haiti? (Fun Quiz) Haiti
Haiti's flag
Aug 14, 2017 -

1. The Haitian flag is full of symbolism. The blue and red stripes represent the African heritage and multi-ethnic backgrounds of the population. The coat of arms symbolizes the willingness and ability of Haiti’s people to fight for their country and their freedom. And the scroll is inscribed with L’Union Fait La Force, which means. . . .

“You Don’t Look Like Someone Who Comes from There”: Alice Shares Her Story with Malawi’s First Lady Malawi
Aug 7, 2017 -

Alice Williams stared out of the window as the car rolled up to the large gated entrance of Malawi’s state house. She, along with COTN Founders Chris and Debbie Clark, COTN graduate Francisco Kalima, and several other COTN staff, were here to meet Malawi’s First Lady, Gertrude Mutharika. 

Alice was here to share her story with the First Lady. 

5 Ways to Pray for Your Sponsored Child United States
Children in Haiti praying
Jul 31, 2017 -

Prayer is one of the most important gifts you give your sponsored child. Know that your sponsored child treasures your prayers. . .and prays for you too.