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Thanks to You, Sierra Leone Students Dream Big Sierra Leone
Group of graduates
Jul 16, 2018 -
 
COTN–Sierra Leone students wrote essays as part their application for COTN’s University/Vocational Program. We are so proud of their hard work, and we had to share some of our favorite excerpts with you.
 
International Science Camp Puts Tikambechi Face-to-Face with the First Lady Malawi
Tikambechi in a labcoat
Jul 16, 2018 -
 
At first, Tikambechi was nervous about attending the Women in Science (WiSci) Camp hosted by the UN Foundation. 
Four Reasons You Know You Can Trust Children of the Nations United States
Four stars!
Jun 26, 2018 -

Are those stars in our eyes? For the seventh year in a row, Children of the Nations has received a four-star Charity Navigator rating—the highest possible rating for a nonprofit.

 

10 Ways You Can Find More Child Sponsors (and Spread Joy Everywhere) United States
Thank you for sponsoring!
Jun 18, 2018 -

Do you love being a sponsor? Do you wish you could help even more children get sponsored? Even though your wallet won’t allow you to sponsor every single child?

You can help more children get sponsors! And you can share the joy of sponsorship with your friends and family.

How Well Do You Know Sierra Leone? (Fun Quiz) Sierra Leone
Jun 5, 2018 -

1. What does the name Sierra Leone mean?
         A. Lion Mountains
         B. Noble Desert
         C. Deep Riverbed
         D. Leopard’s Savannah

Wordless Wednesday: Dance Break! Uganda
Little boy dancing
May 22, 2018 -

COTN children and staff love to dance. Dancing has an important place in the culture of each COTN country. Below you will find photos of traditional dances and contemporary choreography; you'll see young women showing off their ability to balance pots on their heads and crowds dancing with chairs. Any time there's something to celebrate, there's a reason to dance.

If You Believe: Seeing God’s Power in Haiti Haiti
A boy plays in the dirt
May 10, 2018 -
 
Cassia Burke, former COTN staff writer, recently took her first trip to Haiti as COTN's Haiti country liaison. While there, she witnessed God at work, and she was kind enough to write down her experience and share it with us.
 
4 Reasons Why a Mosquito Net is a Surprisingly Perfect Mother's Day Gift United States
Girl with blue mosquito net
May 1, 2018 -

A mosquito net may seem like a small, simple thing. But for children in need, it is a life-saving gift. And it's a gift that represents the qualities of a great mother:

She Taught Herself How to Read: Mercy's Story Uganda
Apr 23, 2018 -
 
“When Mercy grows up, she wants to be a Prime Minister.”
 
That’s what Mercy’s caregivers said when she first came to COTN–Uganda. She was just ten years old, but she was hardworking and had big dreams of helping others.
 
But until she came to COTN, Mercy didn’t have the opportunities to achieve these dreams. 
 
Getting Stuck on a Roller Coaster During a Power Outage in Malawi: A Father-Daughter Story United States
Aisha
Apr 10, 2018 -

What do you have in common with Brandon Albers, Seattle tech mogul? You both care deeply about children in need!

 

Brandon made the 2017 Puget Sound 40 Under 40 list for his work at L4 Digital. Maybe you even caught his interview with the Puget Sound Business Journal about his family and their love of serving others.