We need your help to continue to support the HKC community through Covid-19 and to relaunch programs and school sponsorships as we look forward to the day we can put this behind pandemic behind us.
Over the five years since Happy Kids Center’s founding, we have developed programs that uniquely meet the needs of our little community, responding to the root causes of poverty and allowing families to lift themselves up and remove themselves from the cycle. This year, however, our efforts have been redirected. Instead of focusing on getting children off the streets and into school, we have had to do just the opposite.
This year our efforts and funding have been redirected to ensure every child and parent is safe and secure in their homes. We are making sure everyone has enough to eat and drink and can protect themselves and their families amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, this Giving Tuesday we are looking forward to brighter days toward a time when we can relaunch our programs and get back to our mission. We recognize that over the next year we will need to work harder than ever to get our community back on track. According to the World Health Organization, "the COVID-19 pandemic is estimated to disrupt the efforts made so far to end child marriage, and is expected to result in 13 million more girls forced into early marriages between 2020 and 2030." At the same time, with schools closed and extreme poverty on the rise, decades of progress in the work against child labor is being threatened worldwide, according to UNICEF. We refuse to let our community backtrack. We need your help to ensure that when it is safe we will be able to relaunch all of our programs and come back to the fight against child labor and child marriage stronger than ever.
Our Happy Kids and their parents thank you in advance.
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