Violence and corruption, broken homes and a lack of basic needs – these are the type of communities that many children around the world are raised in today. Children and youth often struggle to find direction and purpose without the infrastructure to support their education, hobbies and dreams in safe and child-friendly environments.
For those like thirteen-year-old Daniela who live in the Dominican Republic, CBM has been providing support for children and youth through activities that help enrich their day-to-day lives and lead to positive changes in the community. The dream of opportunity is made real for girls like Daniela, who participates in music and English programs provided by CBM’s partners, when her parents could not afford even daily basic necessities previously.
She says, “I’m so excited about the classes. I like to study because
one day I will use this knowledge towards a better life.”