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IDELA: 3 Case Studies Measuring Early Childhood Learning

Children in the Philippines dance in a childrens club, with a bright pink wall behind them

Communities cannot rise out of poverty if their children do not thrive. That’s why early learning education and development programs that set a strong foundation for a child’s capacity to learn throughout life are critical to later success. It spans across cognitive, social-emotional and language domains. It’s why the UN has outlined in Sustainable Development […]

Six Activists to Follow in 2019

An FH leader teaches young girls in Uganda about womens health and hygiene

Today, social media gives young advocates the opportunity to make their voices heard on a global platform. This means the chance to hear from activists tackling important issues around the world. By listening to the diverse voices, we gain the opportunity to learn, share ideas…and even join the cause of justice alongside others across the […]

Global Youth and the Rise of Education: A Reflection for Malala Day

Today is Malala Yousafzai’s 21st birthday, the same day we celebrate Malala Day. The United Nations as it commemorates not only her birthday but also the day she delivered a powerful speech at the UN to call for worldwide access to education. It was her first public speech since being targeted by the Taliban for her commitment […]

These Story Books Will Change the Next Generation in Burundi

FH Burundi staff members gather around a desk to translate children's books into the local language Kurundi for the first time

Today’s guest post about a recent book translation challenge for International Book Giving Day is written by Joseph Ntakirutimana, the Adult Education Coordinator based in Burundi. Can you go back to your childhood memories to remember when you first scrolled the pages of a story book? Or when you first had someone read a story […]

Education is a Privilege, Not an Obligation

Do you still remember what high school was like? I do. Every morning, the light would peek in through my bedroom curtains, begging me to get up. When the alarm clock finally rang, I was forced with a decision. Could I get away with not showering today so I can sleep for 10 more minutes? Or maybe I can convince my […]

Two models of reality: Which is your biblical worldview?

Which is your biblical worldview

Ideally, every Christian has a concept of reality shaped by the Bible, a biblical worldview. However, the kind of worldview model a Christian adopts powerfully impacts that person’s understanding of who God is and what God is doing in the world today. There are two important, but different, worldview models adopted by many Christians today. […]

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Gift Policy:
You may send small, flat paper-based items that can fit into a standard #10 size envelope, have a value of less than $5 dollars and weigh less than 4 ounces. We ask that you send small, flat items of this size because shipping is expensive and even small gift items can cause issues clearing customs.
You can send postcards or photographs, however, we ask that you visit here for more details about culturally appropriate guidelines for photos and other images. Please write the child’s ID # on the back of each item that you enclose with your letter to ensure that it reaches him/her.
 
Best gifts to send your sponsored child:
  • Paper dolls
  • Postcards
  • Pictures of yourself or family
  • Sports cards, individual cards (baseball, soccer, football)
  • Stickers (flat, paper-based, only a few at a time)
  • Paper-based simple bookmarks, stationery, drawing, or writing paper (single sheets)
  • Coloring pages (single sheets, not books)
  • Please do NOT send:
  • Monetary gifts
  • Liquids, candy, or food
  • Batteries or magnets
Please note, all items should be compliant with airline transport and safety regulations. Gifts that don’t meet the gift policy will be donated to a local Christian non-profit organization in Phoenix, Arizona, that works with low-income families. We will not be able to return them.