We will not give up on our fellow children and youth. That is our track record. We seek kids out in the jungle, in the bush,
and hidden in the deepest village. And then we try to help them renew their lives in as gentle an environment as possible.
have learned how to be ridiculously resilient in the face of many challenges.
We have travelled very far, and we have a long
way to go. But we know the path is made easier with friends.
And you can, in a specific way, make a difference. By each person
doing a specific task well, we will continue to make a big difference.
We have many needs:
- Living wages for our staff
- Safe transportation
to visit our partner beneficiaries
- Sustainable business models to economically empower our organization and to fund more beneficiaries'
- Access to sanitation and water
- Access to robust mental health services
The cost of rebuilding is very high - but nothing
compared to the cost of war.
Please help us pave the road for peace.
We cannot do everything. But we can do something.
And we will never give up.
Donations made by children and adults are critical to keeping our programs running.
the highly reputable Africa Rising, a U.S. registered non-profit, these tax-dedictible gifts (for US citizens) are monitored by both
the CCYA and Africa Rising. The CCYA staff has a ten year track record of financial integrity and a history of accountability with
its financial partners. Please give generously, knowing that these funds are helping our world become a better place in tangible,
Africa Rising will deduct a small fee from your donation to cover its administrative costs. Our community believes
that working with Africa Rising is the most economical way for CCYA to provide tax-deductible gifts in the U.S.
3. Help our tree nursery or our Nehemiah's consumer brand grow.
We believe in the triple bottom
line: profit, people, and planet. To help our people in a sustainable way, we need our businesses to grow. If you are interested in
providing logistical help, purchasing our products, or pro bono business consulting please contact our office.
seek to make the biggest collective impact we can make. We do not have all the answers. We have a deep network on the ground, scrappy
kids, and a track-record of providing services with integrity and ingenuity. If you know of organizations that might help positively
shape or fund our initiatives or who will provide services to our partners, please contact our office for further discussion.
Please tell our story. Let people know what is going on. International visibility really works in our area!
- Follow the news in our area and in Southern Sudan (just a little north of us). If appropriate, write your political leader about
how you oppose child slavery and want to help kids get their lives back together. Here's one example of the impact thousands of such
letters made here.
- Tell other kids at your school, youth group, or church about how kids are helping kids get through some really
tough times. Child slavery is no joke and you can make a difference by speaking out against it - as well as helping survivors renew
- Host an art or jewelry show to tell our story. Here's one example done by a woman in Alabama who saw our art and decided
to help us sell some of it.