Aug 28 2013

Youth make market in Kenya shine

CFCA in Kenya

CFCA youth group members in Kenya prepare to clean up the Kangemi market as part of a community service activity.

By Regina Mburu, CFCA communications liaison for Africa

The Kangemi market in Kenya is always a beehive of activity, with sellers chanting continuously to attract customers to buy their wares.

On this particular day, youth from CFCA had come to the market, this time not to buy anything but to clean it up, as the market is dirty and unkempt.

With brooms, rakes, trash bins and dust masks to cover their faces, young people from CFCA’s Maendeleo youth group got busy sweeping and collecting trash. Continue reading

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Aug 21 2013

5 things my sponsored friend taught me

Five sponsored boys in El Salvador.

Five sponsored boys in El Salvador.

Some time ago, we posted this question on our CFCA Facebook page:

“Fill in the blank: My sponsored friend has taught me to __________________.”

We asked and you answered!

We received some inspiring answers, and several are listed below for your enjoyment! Continue reading

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Jul 30 2013

Games children play in Africa: Bano (Swahili for marbles)

Bano in Kenya

Jorun (left) and Paul, CFCA sponsored youth in Kenya, play bano, which means marbles in Swahili.

In the streets of Nairobi, Kenya, children gather to pass the time and to just be kids.

With bragging rights on the line, they pull marbles from their pockets and begin to play bano, which is Swahili for marbles.

“The game is very interesting and I feel proud when I win,” said Paul a youth sponsored through CFCA.

Get the rules to play Bano now!

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Jul 16 2013

Life in Kenya’s Kibera slum harsh

By Regina Mburu, CFCA communications liaison for Africa

Walking along narrow paths, jumping over open sewers and bearing the stench from piles of garbage all over the footpaths opens my eyes to a reality that most of us do not see.

The harsh reality of living in a slum.

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Jul 4 2013

When are all the Independence Day celebrations around the world?

Fireworks

Fireworks in Guatemala

July 4 usually means fireworks, outdoor grilling and paying tribute to our blessed country.

But what about Independence Day in the countries where we work?

Read more to find out when Independence Day is celebrated around the world.

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Jun 27 2013

Preserving the culture: CFCA’s work with indigenous communities, part 3

Do you know your roots?

The spring/summer issue of CFCA’s magazine, “Sacred Ground,” features our work with indigenous communities all over the world.

Read more interesting facts about these communities and how their cultures contribute to their self-identity.

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Jun 25 2013

15 easy letter-writing ideas

Daniel, a CFCA sponsored child in Guatemala

Daniel, a CFCA sponsored child in Guatemala, writes a letter to his sponsor.

Have you got letter-writer’s block? Do you stare at a blank page, wracking your brain to think of questions to ask in your letter?

Give your brain a break with these 15 easy letter-writing ideas!

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