Be a Lifeline for Children in Need

Three children in front of garbage bags smile for the camera, in Cairo, Egypt.
The Coptic churches have not abandoned the children of the Zabbaleen — the garbage people of Cairo. (photo: CNEWA)

If you want to see how Christ’s love and compassion create everyday miracles, look no further than these remarkable child care programs.

In their faces, we see a world of possibility and hope — and CNEWA is passionately devoted to ensuring the children in the world we serve will know a better tomorrow.

You can help make that a reality.

You can help the children of Ethiopia know they are loved. At the Kidane Meheret Children’s Home and Girls Hostel in Ethiopia, the smallest people are the most precious.

Sister Eyerusalem Balcha plays with Paulos at the children’s home. (photo: Abenezer Israel)

Sister Lutgarda Camilleri, F.C.J., offers sanctuary and hope to dozens of children who have nowhere else to go. Some have lost their parents to disease — H.I.V. is not uncommon — and others are sick themselves and cannot be cared for by their families. Some demand urgent medical attention.

But all are welcomed with open arms and open hearts.

You can help children with special needs find their place in the world. The Pope Paul VI Ephpheta School for the Hearing Impaired in Bethlehem takes its name from the miracle Jesus performed on a man who could not hear. Today, not far from where that miracle occurred, the Sisters of Saint Dorothy educate children based upon need and not whether their parents can afford to pay. The children can dream of a better life and a promising future, learning skills to help them function in a challenging world.

Sister Ginetta Aldegeri, dressed in a white habit, helps a student during art class, in Bethlehem.
Art teacher, Sister Ginetta Aldegeri helps a student during art class. Sister Ginetta also teaches mosaics at the Paul VI Ephpheta Institute for the Deaf in Bethlehem. (photo: Miriam Sushman)

It is happening in part because of generous people like you.

And this is just the beginning. There are children fleeing warfamilies facing poverty and hunger, schoolchildren confronting drought, desperate for any sustenance. The horror of human trafficking continues to grow throughout the regions where we work. 

But the child care programs we support offer education, health care, a safe home for children who have been abandoned. They offer a place where all children can experience the necessary conditions for genuine growth among peers, thanks to highly trained and dedicated teachers, sisters and support staff.

The children learn to care for themselves. They experience the beauty of family life even after facing crises within their own families. They learn the importance of caring for others and caring for the beauty of our planet.

a priest delivers lessons in front of a chalkboard.
The Rev. Boulos Nassif teaches in the Better Life program he founded in Minya, Egypt, for children with hearing difficulties. (photo: Roger Anis)

CNEWA is a lifeline for so many. But there is so much we need to do.

Your gift today can make a world of difference tomorrow — and chart a new future for the next generation

A future of security. A future of possibility.

There is no better time than now to help make that happen — to offer the love and light of Christ to a world too often overcome by shadows and fear.

What you do today will have a powerful impact for months and years to come. Their future is in your hands. Help us make it a future filled with hope.

Thank you and God bless you!

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