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BC: CAUSE Kids is a child sponsorship program that takes a holistic approach to helping children break free of the cycle of poverty. CAUSE Kids' mission is to work with Canadians and overseas partners in providing advocacy and support to children in need in order to break the cycle of poverty, while satisfying their basic rights: education, health care, food security, and freedom from fear.



2: The natural BEAUTY of southern Thailand was stunning. | D ThT | Through the Clarkes' generosity, the lives of hundreds of children have been enriched through the gift of education. The Heremakono Primary School in Sierra Leone proudly stands as a beacon of hope for the future. Your gift helped fund programs in the school, including health care, school gardens, teacher training, school supplies and uniforms, water and sanitation infrastructure, and daily meals. A whole new generation of future leaders are growing as a result of this new school. On behalf of these eager students, thank you!

4: Heremakono is located in the northeast corner of Sierra Leone, about 9km north of the town of Kabala. This mainly Muslim village was established about 180 years ago.

5: Heremakono was established by people of the Mandingo ethnic group. The community is situated in Sierra Leone's northeastern Koinadugu District. It is within a distance of nine kilometers from Kabala, the district headquarter. Heremakono is principally populated by Madingo and Limba people. The community is predominantly Muslim and very tolerant of different religions. Around 2,500 people live in Heremakono. The women outnumber the men in this community, and their livelihood is mostly subsistence farming. Some community members raise small ruminants like sheep and goats, and still others fetch fire wood from nearby forests to sell at the market.

6: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

7: The Clarkes partnered with CAUSE Kids to Challenge Global Poverty... One School at a Time

8: Heremakono primary school was established without outside support by the local community under a mango tree grove in the town square. The school began with only five boys and two girls. Interestingly, two of the original school attendees are now members of the School Management Committee.

10: Thanks to your donation Heremakono is now a fully sponsored CAUSE Kids School! Community members met to sign a memorandum of understanding. Meet the Chief, the mothers, and see the Mama Queen as she shows her approval with the print of her thumb.

11: "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." William Butler Yeats

12: Your donation helped to fund... | Agriculture

13: Students participate in active sustainable agricultural education in school gardens. Harvested crops are used in school meals with the excess sold for income to support the school.

14: Your donation helped to fund.. | Health

15: CAUSE Kids staff visit students at home, enabling them to identify and monitor students with health issues. CAUSE Kids staff give health talks in schools, and CAUSE Kids pays for necessary surgeries and other needs.

16: Your donation helped to fund... | Teacher Training

17: CAUSE Kids staff visit schools to monitor proper use of manuals and text books. CAUSE Kids is also providing thematic training and paying tuition for ambitious but untrained teachers to complete distance education.

18: Your donation helped to fund.. | School Supplies & Uniforms

19: Uniforms, shoes and supplies are provided to all students. Cupboards have been built and installed to hold books and supplies, including textbooks provided in partnership with UNICEF and the Government of Sierra Leone.

20: Your donation helped to fund.. | Water & Sanitation

21: Student governments and mother's clubs organized by CAUSE Canada build and fence waste and compost pits. CAUSE Kids builds, rehabilitates, and maintains water wells and latrines at supported schools.

22: Your donation helped to fund.. | Nutrition

23: Crops from school gardens are used for the school meal program that provides every child with a cold breakfast and hot lunch every day. Community volunteers build cook shelters and mother's club members prepare healthy meals.

24: Here are some of the students whose lives have been changed by your generosity...

25: "Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family." Kofi Annan

26: "The entire ocean is affected by a pebble." Blaise Pascal

27: "He who opens a school door, closes a prison." Victor Hugo

28: ELEPHANTS AT PATARA FARM | November 12 | Here are the children you sponsor!

29: LONGTAIL BOATS OFF THE COAST OF MAYA BAY | November 13 | Sainie Mansaray | Sunkarie Mansaray

30: Leslie & Dan

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