Since 2001, all Indian primary schools have provided pupils with a free midday meal. Since then, truancy rates have been slashed and child health is soaring. Western governments are beginning to take note.
Thanks to Brother Andrew de Carpentier, deaf children in Jordan have a place of their own to learn. In addition to academic and vocational training, the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf matches up younger children with older mentors to foster a spirit of self-assurance that helps them grow into confident and independent adults.
Former Hollywood actor Dr. Prabhavati Dwabha came to India to find herself; instead, she found people in need and a new purpose in life. At Ramana's Garden, Dr. Dwabha is working to give a future to children who would otherwise be without one.
What's the best way to educate children about the dangers of stray land mines and unexploded bombs? UNICEF and its partners in Laos are discovering that a giant magic cricket mascot helps.
Since 2000, Room to Read has supported 10,000 girls across eight countries in Asia and Africa with an education through secondary school. The multiplier effect of this education will impact not only these girls but also their families and communities for generations to come. This is just one story among thousands.
Sunny fought twice in Liberia's civil war: first with the rebels when he was 12 years old, and again for the government when he was 17. Now aged 20, Sunny has been enrolled in a UNICEF-supported program, which is teaching this former child soldier how to be a farmer.