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
CPI extends a heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Macodou N'Daw at iMac Realty LLC on delivering an imperative message on "The Mindset for Success" to our students at New Children's Village in Zambia. Mr. N'Daw's inspiring message was not only fit for kicking off the ObstaComer Mentorship Program, but proved beneficial to the extended audience attending the program. It was a joy to coordinate with Mrs. Islar at C&G Global Connections Travel and facilitate our first professional speaker series. We look forward to more thought-provoking and inspiring future speaker series such as the one delivered by Mr. N'Daw.
A short video highlighting our first professional speaker series "The Mindset for Success" with Mr. Macodou N'Daw.
WHO WE SUPPORT
CPI supports youth education and career development in Zambia and Ghana.
1. 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. The scholarship program supports orphans, and other Zambian youth living in marginalized and challenging environments. According to UNICEF, Zambia has more than one million orphans, giving it the highest per capita orphan rate in the world. 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. Zambia has the 4th lowest life-expectancy rate in world at 37.5 years.
The ObstaComer Mentorship Program is a series of 30-minute-long 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. 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 at iMac Realty LLC and Mrs. Islar at C&G Global Connections Travel, who are volunteering time and expertise for ongoing mentoring support.
You may read about Zambian-native Elizabeth Mulenga's life experiences in her book "An ObstaComer's Journey Through Foresight And Hindsight". To purchase a copy of the book go to smile.amazon.com/ch/30-0259173. Each purchase supports our mission and provides a donation from AmazonSmile to CPI at no cost to you.
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.
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.
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!
120 OF 155 STUDENTS AT CAMS ARE IN NEED OF SPONSORSHIP SIX STUDENTS AT NBCV ARE IN NEED OF SPONSORSHIP
A SOLID EDUCATION IS THE FOUNDATION EVERY CHILD DESERVES