Imagine if you didn’t have a home. One hundred million children worldwide live on the streets; the majority are boys. Street life is dangerous and can be deadly. Some boys are recruited into violent gangs; others are taken to become child soldiers. In order to move past violence and give these boys a chance for a safe and peaceful existence, traditional education must be combined with the teaching of tolerance and self-esteem.
The Global Fund for Children supports grassroots organizations that target the needs of vulnerable boys. Your gift can help break the cycle of violence through programs that provide boys with alternatives to gang membership and war. Programs offer study centers, team sports, and classes on tolerance and leadership skills. By providing boys with positive, team-building activities, communities can raise confident men who choose peace over war and community building over violence.