"Love one another with brotherly affection." Romans12:10
Micro-finance graduates are sharing their knowledge and mentoring new families
Gbessay Sesay enrolled in the Child Rescue Centre's micro-finance program so she could launch a small business to support her two daughters. Gbessay never imagined that she would become a mentor for other CRC families, helping them learn the same micro-finance skills she was taught.

Last month, Gbessay and and seven other successful micro-finance graduates participated in a training to learn how to mentor other struggling parents. Victor Kanu, the Family Strengthening Program's Lead Facilitator, coached the parents on the roles and responsibilities of a mentor, and how they can support the process of training new participants.

The mentoring class is a new development in the CRC's Family Strengthening Program. The eight mentors are enthusiastic about the opportunity to help other parents learn money management and business skills, so they can lift their families out of poverty.
Gbessay Sesay (above left, with her daughters) started a small business selling street food with her microfinance loan.
The new microfinance mentors are pictured with their coach, Victor Kanu,Family Strengthening Program lead facilitator.
"Of the 8 million children living in orphanages across the world, more than 80% have a living parent. So why are they living in an orphanage? The main cause is extreme poverty."
- From the movie Lost Kites, to be screened at Rising Tides
Missioners, sponsors, supporters and fellow-travelers - all are welcome to join us as we hear from influential voices in child welfare, public health, and short term missions to explore how to lift all boats with programs that raise the tides in these fields. Rising Tides will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept 6-7, at Floris UMC in Herndon, VA.  Topics our expert faculty will present:

  • Global public health and development
  • How to do short-term missions meaningfully and ethically
  • Program sustainability and community development
  • The evolving role of child welfare programs in the care of orphans and vulnerable children.

The documentary "Lost Kites," about the lives of three modern day orphans and their fight to beat the odds, will be screened at the conference.
A  block of rooms is available at the Hilton Washington Dulles for conference attendees at the reduced rate of $89 a night.  You are welcome to attend the conference and stay for the Quarterly Partnership Meeting on Sunday. 

13869 Park Center Road
Herndon, VA 20171
1-703-478-2900

Super Early Registration tickets available until July 25 - you can get an ALL ACCESS PASS to all conference events for just $59!
HCW joins UN advocacy group for orphaned and vulnerable children
Helping Children Worldwide has joined the UN Advocacy Group on Children Without Parental Care, partnering with hundreds of other organizations working to ensure that children all over the world grow up in a loving family. In addition, we have endorsed the group's recommendations to be presented to the UN General Assembly. 
More news from our partners in Sierra Leone:
Mercy Hospital celebrates two birthdays

โ€‹The first female child to be delivered via c-section at Mercy Hospital was born on Thursday, June 20th. Previously, all c-section babies delivered at Mercy had been male. June 20th also happens to...

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CRC students celebrate the Day of the African Child

June 16th was a special day at the Child Rescue Centre and for many communities and countries across the African continent. Annually on this day across Africa, African Member States and its partners...

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Mercy successfully treats child for abscess

Little Rugiatu Kargbo was admitted to Mercy Hospital when he came in last month with a septic abscess on his head. The abscess extended down to his eyes and jaw. When the abscess first appeared,...

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Join us for the
18th Annual Helping Children Worldwide Golf Tournament

Please join us for a fun, inspiring day of golf and fellowship on Monday, September 9th at the 1757 Golf Club in Dulles, Virginia. The friendly and competitive tournament will be followed by a silent auction and delicious barbecue dinner.

It's fun for all levels of golfers, from beginner to experienced, and all for the wonderful cause of rescuing vulnerable children and families from extreme poverty.
Check out the tournament sponsorship levels available . From individual players to teams of 12, there's something for everyone!

Not a golfer? Help every dollar we raise go further by underwriting event costs, such as lunch, dinner, or the practice green. Click here to learn about underwriting opporunities .

We look forward to seeing you Sept 9th for a wonderful day of golf and fellowship!
It's Christmas in July! ๐ŸŽ„
It's the most wonderful time of the year--Christmas in July, when we start planning for the annual Sponsor A Child Christmas party! All the CRC students and their parents will be invited to enjoy a festive meal and watch a Nativity play enacted by fellow students. This joyful event is a wonderful opportunity to share the love of Jesus with all the students and their families. 

Everyone is welcome to contribute to the Christmas party, whether you sponsor a CRC student or not! Click on the link below to donate and share the joy of Christmas with children in Sierra Leone.
Mark your calendar for the Partnership Lunch and Quarterly Meeting
The next Quarterly Partnership Meeting will be held at the HCW office on Sunday, September 8th, from 1PM - 2:30PM. We hope you will join us for Rising Tides on Friday and Saturday, and stay for the QPM.

Join us in person or via teleconference ( details will be available on our website ) for fellowship, inspiration, and all the latest developments with our Sierra Leonean partners.

A block of hotel rooms is available for our out of town guests for the conference and QPM.
13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, VA 20171
1-703-478-2900
Room Rate for Rising Tides guests: $89.00

See you at the QPM on Sept 8!
Great ways to support our mission:
Mercy Hospital needs solar power ๐ŸŒž
With a new surgical wing, blood bank, and electronic patient records system, Mercy Hospital needs guaranteed power to run 24/7.

YOU can help make that happen! Support Mercy Hospital's initiative to install solar power by clicking on the link below.
Review HCW so we can keep our top rating!๐Ÿ†
Can you review HCW at Great Nonprofits so we can continue to be a "top-rated nonprofit" in 2019?

We've always been a Great Nonprofits top-rated nonprofit and we want to keep it going! Tell your HCW story by clicking on the link below.
Double the impact of your giving๐Ÿ’
Did you know you can double the impact of your donations to Helping Children Worldwide if your company matches charitable donations?

Check out the matching gift search tool below to see if your company has a matching program.
A PRAYER FOR CHILDREN

Lord God,
Your Son commanded his disciples to
โ€œLet the children come to me.โ€
Look with kindness upon us
and help us to shepherd your children,
and lead them into your loving embrace,
so that they may know your life and your love.
Amen.
Child Rescue Centre students from Pujehun village proudly display their letters from sponsors at a recent letter event.
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