How We're Making a Difference
It’s heartbreaking ... 12 million children in Africa have lost one or both of their parents due to AIDS, violence, or other diseases that have turned their world upside down. No parents. No electronics or personal stuff. Sometimes little food, or chance to go to school, or place to call home.
KC4K is all about mobilizing kids in North America to have a global vision and extend care and hope to these vulnerable kids who aren’t all that different from us. They were just born somewhere else.
Kids Caring 4 Kids Visits Africa! - June, 2010
In this 4 min. video, follow Kendall Ciesemier (founder) as she visits a few of the projects Kids Caring 4 Kids supports in Zambia.
Here’s a snapshot of projects Kids Caring 4 Kids is funding—made possible by the contributions of kids and adults—to bring smiles and life change to kids across Africa.
In Zambia, we are partnering with Lifesong for Orphans where they run a school for more than 200 orphans and vulnerable children up through Grade 4. Already KC4K has provided showers, a nurse' office stocked with medicines, and a sick bay to care for sick kids and to test them for diseases . When Kendall visited Lifesong School this past summer, she knew KC4K had to do so much more!
Our goal this year is to raise $200,000 to help this under-resourced school build and equip a high school.
We’ve set up a whole website to mobilize high school students to have dance marathons to raise money for this key project of KC4K this year. Check it out at www.Dance4Lifesong.org and be sure to watch the "Can You Dance" video.
If kids can’t get to school, they can’t get an education and get ahead in life. So in Zambia, KC4K is working with World Bicycle Relief to provide specially built bikes to African students who live far from school. This money provided scores of bikes for students and trains bike mechanics. Many of these bikes go to girls. That’s because they’re the ones who usually carry water and do chores, so they often don’t have time to walk miles to school.