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“Hundreds of thousands of Senegalese children, mostly from poor rural areas, have been sent by their parents to town, ostensibly for an education. Most often, their parents cannot afford to pay for their food or education. The result is that boys are forced to beg to raise money for their teachers.” More at https://www.globalfundforchildren.org/route-out-of-begging-for-senegal-children/

Every year the Financial Times launches a seasonal appeal to raise awareness and money for global issues. This year they’ve turned their attentions to the very real and sadly topical subject of Modern-day Slavery. To help highlight the issue the FT have published five real life stories, regaling the tales of those who have suffered from …

AMAZING! The numbers are in... the Financial Times Seasonal Appeal raised $4,890,000 for The Global Fund for Children! Thanks to the FT, our appeal sponsors and all the donors who helped us EXCEED our fundraising goal!

“Hundreds of thousands of Senegalese children, mostly from poor rural areas, have been sent by their parents to town, ostensibly for an education. Most often, their parents cannot afford to pay for their food or education. The result is that boys are forced to beg to raise money for their teachers.” Full story: https://www.globalfundforchildren.org/route-out-of-begging-for-senegal-children/ Photo credit: Financial Times #FTappeal

Homegrown Hero: Daniel Tillias returned to the Haiti slum where he grew up to form Sakala, a sports center and sanctuary for young people with no other place to go. Read more about Daniel and his organization: https://www.globalfundforchildren.org/light-in-darkness-of-cite-soleil/

Hey, Pinners! We're raising funds for grassroots groups that are transforming children's lives all over the world, like Challenging Heights in Ghana (pictured). We're at 97.8% of our fundraising goal! But time is short-- this appeal ends TONIGHT (January 31, 2013). Make a donation today before midnight and it will be matched dollar for dollar. Are you in? http://www.globalfundforchildren.org/financialtimes

The wall at Challenging Heights, a school and shelter for children rescued from trafficking in Ghana, reminds students, "My hands are not for hitting." https://www.globalfundforchildren.org/rescue-team/ #FTappeal #quote

“A dozen or more children listen, their faces rapt, as local reader Sophia Remy tells them a story in Creole. The boys and girls peer at the picture book Remy holds in front of them, as she recounts a tale of a walrus with a sore tooth. “Li, li, li!” she declares, the Creole for “read, read, read”. “La, la, la!” they respond with enthusiastic shouts.” http://www.globalfundforchildren/financialtimes Photo credit: Financial Times #FTappeal