WHO WE SUPPORT
A Child’s Promise International (CPI) is a 50l (c) 3 IRS Tax Exempt Nonprofit AVO (All-Volunteer Organization). Our mission supports vulnerable and destitute youth in marginal living conditions and challenging environments, primarily in undeveloped countries, helping youth embrace their futures with greater achievement for personal and financial success. Our vision is to see each youth educated and supported become healthy, self-reliant adults who are productive citizens in a global society.
WHY WE ARE UNIQUE
CPI’s strength and dedication are exemplified in its management team of committed volunteers who freely donate their time, talents, skills and personal finances. Ninety-eight percent (98%) of donations is contributed to programs and services, with only two-percent (2%) to management and fundraising.
CPI supports the ObstaComer Scholarship program for Zambian orphans and the Charity Amoa Memorial School (CAMS) in Takoradi, Ghana.
The ObstaComer Scholarship Program is CPI's new 2020 initiative created in honor of Elizabeth Mulenga's late parents Mathew & Jean Mulenga. The program aims to support orphans, marginalized children and youth in Zambia. Zambia has more than 1 million orphans, giving it the highest per capita orphan rate in the world, according to UNICEF. Zambia has an estimated overall population of 13 million with 64% of its population living on less than USD $1 per day, and 80% living in rural areas on less than USD $1 per day. Zambia has 4th lowest life-expectancy rate in world at 37.5 years.
CPI works with CAMS and the Amoa family in Ghana to educate community youth and build community school complex, providing daycare, kindergarten, compulsory grades 1 thru 9 as well as library and employment training center.
In the Ghana education system only completion of kindergarten through 9th grades is compulsory, although completion of grades 10-12 is required, as in U.S, for entering higher learning institutions and better career choices. Exams are given to graduating 9th graders to continue their education through placement in selected schools around the region according to test scores. Grades 10-12 are completed at government sponsored dormitory schools. All of our students continue after 9th grade and have consistently maintained high scores to enter quality higher learning schools to complete grades 10-12. After graduating 12th grade, we maintain contact with students to assist with qualifying and entering higher learning institutions or obtaining gainful employment through internships and/or apprenticeships
You have options for donating a single or monthly contribution via PayPal, credit card payment, or mail-in check; or bequest a planned charitable gift which is above all a gesture that comes from the heart. There are various types of planned giving and it is important to be informed about tax regulations that may apply. Our legal/financial advisor can provide information and help with planned gifts. Each donation supports the education of our students and helps ensure their continued education.
A SOLID EDUCATION IS THE FOUNDATION EVERY CHILD DESERVES
QUOTES FROM STUDENTS AND STAFF AT CAMS
RUTH, 3rd Grade
I want to be a Nurse when I grow up so I can help sick people.
Mr. Mensah, English & Social Studies Teacher
I would like to see our students have access to more hands-on learning vs theory based.
ALFRED, 4th Grade
Thank you my sponsor, I am very grateful!