By Akansha Roy, CFCA communications liaison for India
CFCA members perform a traditional Indian dance for sponsors in Hyderabad, India.
Unfolding into the Indian culture brought joy to a group of sponsors.
They traveled to India on an awareness trip and became a part of their sponsored child’s everyday reality. They had a bright smile at the end of each day.
Sponsors explored the lifestyle, cuisine and hospitality of India, and gave CFCA staff and families a chance to present their talents and introduce the sponsors to the best of their reality.
Whew. The holiday weekend is over. We’ve given thanks, eaten at least one feast, hunted deals and shopped online.
Now we get to take a deep breath. We get to turn our attention to others as we embrace the generosity that marks this season, one of giving thanks and giving gifts. Today, we give back.
Today is Giving Tuesday, a world-wide movement encouraging us all to donate and volunteer, working together to make our world a better place.
We have a day for giving thanks, a day for getting deals and a day for buying online. Now, a day for giving back! Join the #GivingTuesday movement with CFCA on Tuesday, December 3.
Newton, 23, Kenya
Newton is the final artist featured from our 2013 Christmas Cards. He is a student in Kenya and is working hard to achieve his goals.
In observance of the holiday, our office will be closed on Thanksgiving, and Nov. 29.
Here at CFCA, we have a lot to be thankful for: our staff in the field, our sponsored members and especially each and every one of our sponsors.
We want to share our thankfulness with all of you!
Join us in the spirit of Thanksgiving and leave a comment below telling us what you’re thankful for.
While you’re at it, check out our 2013 “Thank You” video:
Esther, mother of a sponsored child in Kenya, “wears” her 15-month-old son, Alex.
“Babywearing” is the practice of carrying your baby with a sling, wrap or pouch. While it’s a popular trend in the Western world, it’s been practiced in developing countries for generations.
From left: Michelle, Venus and Alona in the Philippines find a little help and encouragement goes a long way. The three friends dream of becoming teachers.
Three friends from the Philippines dreaming of becoming teachers now see that dream within their grasp.
And it’s because someone believed in them.