Teaching the next generation and keeping them healthy are essential to tomorrow's strong, vibrant societies. Mercy Corps works with communities to shelter and nurture children and youth through innovative education, sports and job training programs.
Through the power of sports, community service and vocational training, we empower young people to make smart life choices and find a productive place in the changing global economy.
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All stories about Children & Youth
West Bank and Gaza: Serving the Vulnerable May 25, 2006
Dier Al Balah, Gaza - First there was 26-year-old Helena, still recovering from five surgeries to repair a broken back that leaves her unable to stand without aid.
United States: Q&A: Giving Kids the Support They Need May 10, 2006
Mercy Corps is known for its work around the world - for community-based economic development, conflict resolution and its support for civil society in far-flung countries.
Georgia: School Brings Hope to Georgian Village May 5, 2006
Indonesia: Five Stops for Ratih April 21, 2006
United States: My Hurricane Story April 7, 2006
D'Iberville, Mississippi — Here at D'Iberville Elementary School, a few miles from where the Gulf of Mexico laps the sands in front of Biloxi's casinos, nearly every kid has a hurricane story. And the prevailing theme is loss.
Joy at the End of the Rainbow March 24, 2006
Krusevac, Serbia - The weather here is really beginning to get me down. Snow has been falling across the region for a few days now, and the grey sky is drearily reflected in the drifts that blanket the frozen ground.
Indonesia: Clean Hands, Healthier Kids March 21, 2006
United States: Comforting Kids Along the Gulf Coast February 17, 2006
New Orleans — Twelve-year-old Danshawn cracked a smile as he sifted through the items in the light-blue Nike backpack he'd just received. "I got a bear, some supplies, a radio and some (playing) cards," he said.
Niger: Help Nigerien Mothers Like Fatima February 15, 2006
Fatima lives with her husband and their six children in Sanam, a remote village in Niger that's accessed only by a barely passable dirt road.
Resources to Help Hurricane-Affected Children February 2, 2006