Help Kenya’s Street Kids Achieve Success

The St. Mary's Child rescue program serves 300 poor Kenyan children, many of whom come from the slum areas of Nyeri. It provides a residential program which includes a high school education at St. Mary's Secondary School. Through a special peer-mentoring program, the school achieves outstanding educational results for its students and 80% of the graduates are admitted to the National University (public school graduates average 2% admission). The Child Rescue Program provides access for children who otherwise would be educationally excluded from the public system, enabling them to escape from their poverty and become productive, contributory leaders in Kenyan society. Your contribution will help sponsor an education -- and a future -- for deserving street and slum children.

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Educate the Children of Vietnamese Street Vendors

Early before dawn breaks, bleary-eyed children sleepily stagger into Ho Chi Minh city with their street-vendor parents. The Tan Hung school offers five primary grades of classes to 130 of these otherwise educationally-excluded street children, many of whom have emotional or learning issues. With the teachers' patience, care and lots of hard work, 100% of the graduates have further access to a quality education.

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Support Aid to Migrants and Refugees from Africa

Many immigrants from the Middle East and Africa have made death-defying efforts to cross the Mediterranean in pursuit of refugee status in Europe. Those surviving the perilous journey frequently arrive at Italy's extensive coastline and, in doing so, they challenge an overburdened humanitarian system to accommodate their human needs for food, shelter, and clothing. Attending to those who fall through the holes of normal social services, Lasallians are helping to sponsor Sisters who provide these refugees with basic needs, assist their entry into the Italian social system, and otherwise help them acclimate to a new life in a very different world. Donations are being sought to continue this good work by providing funds for refugee supplies and operational costs of the Sisters who care for these refugees .

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Update: Syrian Child Refugee Project Needs Your Assistance

The "Fratelli Project" is now in its third year of helping displaced Syrian children adapt to the harsh realities of an exiled life in Lebanon. Through a comprehensive series of ten different socio-educational programs, hundreds of children are being helped each year. Counseling, PTSD services, educational remediation, tutoring, peaceful conflict resolution training, preschool programs and recreational activities are all being provided through the Fratelli Project.

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Help Lasallian Puerto Rican School Buy New Generator

Recovery from the ravages of Hurricane Maria is taking longer than expected, but the De La Salle Brothers' schools are open and operating. While power is slowly being restored to the island, the school needs electricity immediately to power computers, provide classroom lighting, attend to safety issues and operate general services. They are requesting financial assistance to purchase a $35,000 generator which will provide both immediate and long-term solution to the intermittent power shortages which plague Puerto Rico's outdated electrical grid.

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