The knowledge and problem-solving skills that sponsored children learn in the program can break the generational poverty cycle.

Meet Sance, a mentor who is helping children dream big — and showing them how to use education to achieve their big dreams! Sance understands how important education is — both in a child’s future and in protecting children from gangs, violence and teen marriage. In this video we invite you to come with us to Indonesia and hear directly from Sance as she shares about her passion for partnering with sponsors like you in helping children escape poverty.



A child’s development doesn’t hinge on one aspect of growth — like physical health or emotional stability. Poverty doesn’t attack just one area of a child’s life. To help a child break free from poverty, we need to address every aspect of a child’s development. Cognitive, or mental, development is one of those areas. Many of the children we serve come from families where parents were unable to finish school. Without an education, their children follow in their footsteps, continuing the generational cycle.

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