My name is Maria
and I am 11 years old.
I live in Republic of South Africa and attend the
Republic of South Africa-CDC program.
At home I like to help with washing the dishes.
I also like playing with puzzles.
More about my program
This child development center in the Republic of South Africa provides a sense of security for orphans and vulnerable children in the community, as well as the hope for a better life. The goal is to build and sustain not only strong, healthy individuals, but also to act as an anchor point for the community, enabling all members to thrive. Encouraging this inter-generational community structure then enables the children to develop holistically, and to understand God's purpose for their lives, family, and community.
Daily activities include Bible lessons, to nurture spiritual growth; singing, drama, dance, and sports, to enhance physical and relational development; and life skills training, and craft work, to promote social ease and self-reliance. Counseling is available for those who need it. The center refers children to social workers for assistance applying for birth certificates and for social grants to help meet housing, food, and educational costs.
CHANGE A LIFE
You can sponsor me for $30 per month, just 99c per day!
Your support sustains my education and creates meaningful opportunities for me to develop my God-given life and skills and talents. Thank you for making a difference in my life.