Your input is always valued with International Children's Network and its Matsiko World Orphan Choir. More importantly your help and support for our world's neediest children is viewed as more treasured. You can visit your sponsored child face-to-face on any ICN service trip to your child's nation or write a letter of support to your child. All love and support or any of our world's 600 million orphaned and at-risk children are valued. However, the greatest value in our work of shining a light on our most forgotten children is you! Therefore, you are the core value of ICN and its Matsiko World Orphan Choir and for this we must always receive the highest of marks with our deeds! Don Windham
I am the Pastor at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and St. Helen Parishes in Dayton, OH. I had the privilege of hosting the Matsiko Orphan Children's choir at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish. This was a signature event for me and for the parishioners. The level of maturity and professionalism these children exhibited was beyond expectation. Their performance was top notch. However, since they stayed at the location for the night into the next day, I was also able to see the back-end operation. The children we happy and content. They did not seem to be compelled to do what they do. Their morale was unbelievably high. The adults who accompanied them seemed very organized and had very healthy interaction with the children. The entire experience was very joyful for all of us. We will try to host them again.
ICN has a sincere passion for drawing the attention to the over 600 million orphans of the world. This passion is demonstrated by a genuine love and desire to help these children to change their lives and work towards a happy and healthy future. Through a daily commitment to its missions, the leaders of ICN have poured tirelessly into orphans and at-risk children throughout the world; and through their annual Matsiko Orphan Children's Choir, ICN has raised the awareness of this cause through a unique means that also changes dramatically the lives of each child participant. It is through this choir that my family became aware of the unique work of ICN and had our lives changed forever by hosting the choir members and later sponsoring three of the children when they returned to their home country. The personal attention of ICN to keep us connected and involved with our sponsored children differentiates ICN from other similar organizations and truly set it apart at a higher level. We are so happy to have partnered with ICN and so proud of the work they are doing to impact not only the children's lives but also the sponsors. Amazing, inspiring and life-altering. Thank you ICN.
One of the best nonprofit organizations who has helped so many at risk and orphaned children! As a sponsor of 3 children in Peru, and going on a trip to visit my sponsored children along with going to India and Nepal I can not say enough about the Directors of ICN! They are doing work that is so important and changing so many lives within the third world countries that they support. I have also been a host family while the Choir is in the US. The children learn valuable skills, both manners and English, while giving them the biggest opportunity in their lives. I have seen the growth of my sponsored children and without the hard work and hearts of ICN this would never be possible. I highly recommend ICN and if you ever get a chance do not miss the Matsiko Choir perform!
The choir came to my church not too long ago. Meeting the kids was one of the most impactful parts of the event, making sponsorship all the more personal. The International Children's Network staff were very personable and made every attempt to make me feel like my questions were welcome. The really seem to care about the kids they are advocating for and about reaching as many at risk children as possible around the world. It's a joy and honor to partner with them.
When International Children's Network came to visit my church with the Matsiko World Orphan Choir, the performance nothing less than moving and all of the ICN staff was friendly and welcoming. I had an opportunity to meet several of the orphans. They were so sweet, and I couldn't believe how resilient they were after how much they'd been through. When my husband and I started sponsoring two children, their staff touched base with us within a couple of days with information and were very helpful.
Our family was first introduced to International Children's Network through it's OUTSTANDING Matsiko choir 9 years ago. We were so impressed with their heart for the forgotten children of the world that we chose to start sponsoring a child that night, and we have been involved ever since! We are grateful for an organization that works hard to keep us connected to the child that we sponsor, that encourages us to visit our sponsored child, and that is committed to doing whatever it can to bring hope to children in need around the world.
I love working with ICN! I get to experience first hand the life changing influence that an educational sponsorship offers. The founders and the volunteer support team are sold out for the cause and work tirelessly on behalf of these orphaned and at risk kids around the world!
It's a life changing experience! Meeting the orphaned and at risk children from the beginning of their arrival to the U.S to the end of their time here in the U.S is just breath taking knowing they are not the same. They have genuine smiles, laughter and they radiate with joy. International Children's Network is an amazing and unique organization. I am glad I've got the chance to be apart of this wonderful and great family of International Children's Network!
We had the incredible experience of seeing ICN at work first hand in the Colca Valley region of Peru. A group of 9 from our church spent nearly 2 weeks watching and participating in the mission of ICN to help the children feel valued, be educated, and to go on to make a difference in their communities. ICN is doing marvelous things in the world to help not only the children, but their communities, as well. The people of these small villages all know the people from ICN and share a great mutual respect. The leaders and board members are in country every year, so the children can experience the commitment and love of the people in the organization. I can't say enough good things about ICN and what they are doing for the children of Peru and other parts of the world.
Steve and Julie Raatz
Cranberry Twp, PA
I volunteered with ICN for 10 months, from March of 2016 to January 2017. Working with compassionate and energetic individuals committed to the cause of giving the orphan and at-risk children of the world hope through education was an immensely uplifting experience. It's a good thing to see people that care so much.
ICN is instrumental in assisting children with life changing opportunities for them and their families by providing funding for educational opportunities and physical (and occasionally medical) needs.
great Organization! I saw personally how amazing they were to the kids along with the hard work and dedication they take to make sure every child has an opportunity for a hopeful future. Great group!
I volunteered with the Choir for their last tour and the organization is great. The kids really come from some terrible backgrounds and sponsorship has done wonders for them and their families. They really took care of the kids well and it was a pleasure to work with them.
Great organization that helped us sponsor two children we grew to love, and see through college.
International Children's Network took me and my 2 children to Africa on a trip and I could not believe the experience we all had as they surrounded with the most accountable, secure and safest people I have ever met. Trust and accountability is important to ICN and you can see it as they are so vital to so many communities all around the world as they fight for the futures of so many forgotten children. I also had Matsiko come to our local schools and my church and how amazing were they!!! Even the leaders slept, ate and did whatever the children had to do. What an amazing organization and amazing people!
Costa Mesa, CA
Review from Guidestar
My sponsorship for my child has never been more personal and I receive any and all information from the organization whenever I ask. They share everything in the open including the finances online and they have the best children's choir, "Matsiko" in the world!!!
I would like to say that I have worked as a volunteer with ICN. I am truly humbled by the honest and true dedication of the leaders for the chidlren. They have literally given up their lives for the children and receive a thankless reward. Their work ethic has taught me a lot as to what it really means to help others in need! Don Fox Costa Mesa, CA