I have been part of Children's Humanitarian Intervention since it's very beginning. I volunteer at several of their events and have watched it grow from an idea to a strong charity that advocates for education for all. I am so proud to be part of Children's Humanitarian International and their work to provide education for children who otherwise would not have that opportunity.
I became involved with Children's Humanitarian International last year.
I had the honor to work on CHI's Annual Gala where we raised funds for this year's scholarships for the Summer Abroad program.
Learning about the challenges facing the developing world, seeing how CHI was having a direct impact on addressing and creating long lasting solutions compelled me to take on an active role with this non-profit.
Having the opportunity to work with our 2016 Summer Abroad participants on last year's Gala was so rewarding I made the decision to continue working with CHI and to help expand our programs and services.
The stories and impact CHI's Summer Abroad had on our participants was remarkable. I was able to see the leadership training they received first hand with the active roles our 2016 Summer Abroad partipicants took to support raising funds for scholarships for the next year's participants.
The dedication of these students to continuing the work of CHI locally and abroad is one of the many ways that shows the extraordinary results from this non-profit.
I have been involved for a few years with CHI and I have always been really impressed with the mission and the accomplishments of this dedicated group. last year when 9 local students were sent to Kenya I was really inspired and rode my bike 555 miles in May to raise funds. I am now on the board of directors and this year we are sending 18 children to Kenya and I could not be prouder of who CHI is locally and abroad.
I have been involved with Children's Humanitarian International since it's beginning. I have volunteered and I regularly donate to this nonprofit. I am happy to support them because I know that my contributions are providing the opportunity of an education for children who otherwise may not have that chance.
CHI is a great organization that provides opportunities for Sonoma County students to experience the world. I was really touched to hear students share their experiences doing development work in Kenya. These experiences would not be possible without a very supportive and efficient nonprofit organization. This organization exemplifies the importance of global education.
My experience with CHI hanged my life to say the least. It opened my eyes to the diverse coltures that inhabit the earth, and allowed me to understand how insignificant many first world problems are. I plan to travle to many more developing countries and discover new lifestyles, all thanks to my eye opening visit to the most beautiful country in the world, Kenya
I was part of the first student group that traveled over the summer of 2016 to Kenya. It was one of the most enriching and exciting experiences I've had, and it is such a wonderful opportunity for high school students. I learned so much about myself, working with others, the beauty of diverse cultures, and how rewarding it can be to help others. Working with the children alongside my fellow travelers and chaperones was amazing and taught me to appreciate every opportunity I've been given in my life. This program is wonderful and C.H.I. is a nonprofit doing some really important work with very tangible effects on the lives of many people.
Last year, I was given the amazing opportunity to travel to Kenya for 5 weeks with this
During CHI Summer Abroad 2016, we were able to work inside CHI Academy's classrooms with the students and teachers. We also got to go play outside with the students after lunch and during their breaks. One of my favorite memories from the trip was the very first day we got to play with the kids. When I walked outside, a little pre-schooler named Yaya came up to me and immediately asked me to pick her up. Of course I said yes, and from that moment I made a friend. Every day she would run to me and hug me. Then we would run around the yard, or we would sing and dance. I also developed a friendship with her sister Stacy. She was so eager to learn and was always raising her hand when her teacher asked a question. She looked so happy and excited to be learning. About 3 weeks into the trip, I learned that Yaya and Stacy’s parents were not always able to afford school costs. Their mom works 6 hours away and is only home Saturdays and Sundays which leaves their dad to be a full time stay at home dad. As soon as I found this out, I made it my mission to sponsor these students. My sponsorship includes tuition, uniform, pays for their school supplies, along with a new backpack. The day that had the biggest impact on me was the very last day. I got to visit Yaya and Stacy's dad to tell him that I was going to be paying for his kids for the whole school year. He looked so happy and thankful. He hugged me and just kept saying thank you over and over again.
CHI Summer Abroad 2016 helped reshape my view of the world and helped me figure out what career I want to pursue. I encourage everyone to get involved with this organization in some way.
Having been born and raised here in Sonoma County, I haven't traveled much and I feel compelled to contribute to such an enriching experience for some of our local high school students. CHI's Summer Abroad Program is a fantastic model. It's giving the opportunity to some of our young aspiring academics to gain some much needed worldly experience that will be essential in the emerging global community.
I've known this organization since its founding. I love this organization and what they do. It really stands out from other nonprofits as it is very focused on improving lives via education sponsorships and various local events and programs. Education is a powerful tool and CHI's motto, "Education is strength" is an indication of their goals "to empower, educate, and provide for children; without the limitation of borders."
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