Sponsored children in Guatemala practice their reading skills.
International Literacy Day is Sept. 8. It was started by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) and first celebrated in 1966. The observance helps raise awareness that there are millions of people worldwide who lack basic reading and writing skills. Numerous studies have shown a direct link between illiteracy and poverty, especially as more jobs require reading skills.
What do you think your life would be like if you couldn’t read?
Sponsored elders in Guatemala.
Elderly people need sponsors, too! We have several elders on our waiting lists who would love to have someone to write to and share their joys. Check out the list below for some of those who need a sponsor.
Icicles form on leaves on a cold day in Mexico.
When you sponsor a child or elder through Unbound, you’re contributing to their warmth, safety and comfort during the winter. Here are 5 creative ways that sponsored friends and their families use to keep out the cold.
Mercedes, a sponsored aging friend, stands outside her home in La Paz, Bolivia.
CFCA sponsored elderly share life experiences and offer wise advice.
Mercedes is a 75-year-old widow in La Paz, Bolivia. She has eight children, 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Sponsored youth in Bolivia share their thanks through traditional Bolivian dances.
Stacy King, CFCA awareness trip coordinator, helps plan and arrange awareness trips in cooperation with our field staffs around the world.