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.
CURRENT NEWS UPDATES
The CPI Team extend our heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Macodou N'Daw of iMac Realty, LLC on delivering an imperative message on "The Mindset for Success" to our students at New Children's Village in Zambia. His inspiring message was was not only fitting for kicking off the ObstaComer Mentorship Program, but proved to beneficial to the extended audience in attendance.
It was a joy to coordinate with Mrs. Islar of C&G Global Connections Travel to facilitate our first professional speaker series, and looking forward to more thought-provoking and inspiring future speaker series such as the one delivered by Mr. N'Daw.
On the left, is a short video highlighting our first professional speaker series "The Mindset for Success" with Mr. Macodou N'Daw.
Click on the images below to watch the full video recording including key takeaway slides.
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WHO WE SUPPORT
CPI supports youth education and career development in two Sub-Saharan African country's: Zambia and Ghana
ObstaComer Scholarship and Mentorship Programs
Charity Amoa Memorial School (CAMS) .
The ObstaComer Scholarship and Mentorship Programs for Zambian Orphans
Our ObstaComer Scholarship and Mentorship Programs commemorate the late parents (Mathew & Jean Mulenga) of our Chief Operating Officer, Elizabeth Mulenga who is a native of Zambia. You may read about her life experiences as author of "An ObstaComer's Journey Through Foresight And Hindsight". Simply go to smile.amazon.com/ch/30-0259173 to purchase book and shop for other available products. Each purchase supports our mission and provides a donation from AmazonSmile to CPI at no cost to you.
The scholarship program supports orphans, and other Zambian youth living in marginalized and challenging environments. 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.
The ObstaComer Mentorship Program is a series of 30-minute mentoring videos to provide orphans and other vulnerable Zambian youth guidance for developing sustainable life skills and behaviors. "An “obstacomer” is a person who has overcome many obstacles in life to reach desired goals. CPI volunteer, Elizabeth Mulenga created the word obstacomer on October 24, 2016, inspired by Christian singer Mandisa's song titled "Overcomer". She combined the words obstacle and overcomer. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines overcomer as a person who succeeds in dealing with or gaining control of some problem or difficulty, and an obstacle as something that makes it difficult to achieve.
CPI's partners for our mentorship program are Mr. N'Daw of iMac Realty LLC and Mrs. Islar of C&G Global Connections Travel, who are volunteering time and expertise for ongoing mentoring support.
The Charity Amoa Memorial School in Takoradi, Ghana
CPI works with the Charity Amoa Memorial School (CAMS) 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.
A SOLID EDUCATION IS THE FOUNDATION EVERY CHILD DESERVES
QUOTES FROM STUDENTS AND STAFF
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!