Will you give a child the family they need this Christmas?
At this time of year our thoughts turn to family and home. At Christmas, my own children have warm homes, where friends and family gather and share the love they have been blessed to receive all their lives. I imagine the same is true for you. Our children are among the more fortunate ones.
Thousands of children worldwide will spend the season of cheer cold, homeless, and without love.
At Ecologia, with your help, we give as many children as we can the security of a home and a family. Our overseas partners in Uganda, Russia, and Kenya, love the children in their care.
In Uganda, Rose Mugenyi founded Sky Is The Limit Children’s Centre in 1996, to help orphans and children affected by HIV/AIDS. She tells me about one child, who now calls himself Happy Ronald:
Ronald came from a lonely and neglected home. Abandoned by his father when he was 4, I found Ronald, aged 8, selling polythene bags in the market to earn money for his family. We give children a home full of love. We educate, feed and shelter them. We give them hope. Ronald’s great love is nature. Now in the holidays, he helps on the farm we run to help feed all of the children, and gains valuable skills for his future.
In Russia, over 650,000 children live in orphanages. At age 18, they are sent out into the world with no support, no access to higher education.
Kitezh Children’s Community is an award-winning foster family village, which provides the family support, individual attention, and education that all children need.
My name is Maxim. I was nine years old when I came to Kitezh Children’s Community. My adoptive parents have taught me so much. At first I felt mistrust and was reluctant to listen to them, but then they became my family. Now, if I am asked about my home – I clearly say that it is Kitezh, and, when asked who my parents are, I will say that they are Masha and Misha, absolutely not thinking about the fact that they are my adoptive mom and dad.
I am sincerely grateful to Kitezh for 9 years of wonderful life, filled with bright events!
Can you help to give more children like Maxim and Ronald the family they need this Christmas with a donation of £25?
Thank you from our children for all of your support and kindness.
With warm wishes for a very Happy Festive Season,
Liza Hollingshead, Chief Executive