THE YOUTH OF TODAY
The hope and promise for a better tomorrow does indeed rest with the youth of today and they need our help!!! Countless numbers of young people are standing idle. Extended idleness leads to hopelessness and despair. Humanity’s Promise Int’l wishes to change that but it needs your support and partnership.
The children of eastern Africa are like children everywhere. They need a healthy portion of encouragement and validation, love and acceptance. But most of all they need hope, security and opportunities.
A little fun is not normally a bad thing. Neither is a distraction from daily doldrums—some often accompanied with misery and pain. Life for children growing up in the villages of eastern Africa holds few similarities to the lives of a typical Canadian or American child. In many rural settings of eastern Africa—certainly true for South Sudan, schools and education are largely non-existent. Rather than the children gathering together to learn and play, the children will spend their days tending to family chores or tending to cows and goats. Many children grow up in isolation from the broader community and do not develop the necessary social skills to advance in the modern world.
While HPI’s primary focus is related to agricultural economy growing activities it cannot be oblivious to the educational and emotional needs of the young. As previously mentioned, in many regions of South Sudan, proper educational facilities and qualified teachers are largely non-existent. The entire subject of addressing the educational and emotional needs of the young—many of whom have been severely traumatized is daunting. The fate of the nation is, in large measure, dependent upon the character, education and emotional health of the young. The HPI team recognizes the limitations of their collective life experiences or skill sets and is reaching out to those who may be able to assist with this extremely important undertaking.