Little *Arielle used to be quite the chatterbox. She’d come running home from school and have the most incredible stories to tell. “Such a way with words!” we used to tell each other. That’s why lately we’ve been a bit concerned. This year has been so crazy and rushed, we thought perhaps the stress of […]

Right now you have the power to say: “I will not let his story end like this.” For a moment I thought she was my mommy. Her laugh sounded almost the same, and when the sun hits her hair just right, it’s exactly the same red as my mommy’s. I held my breath for a […]

I’ve been staying with foster parents ever since my parents died. It was an awful time in my life, but I’m getting through it. I’ve been working so hard in school! They say Grade 11 is one of the most difficult years, so I’ve made sure I stay focused on what’s important. I’d love to […]

Sometimes I wonder what people think of me. There are some grownups who tell me that I’m an inspiration to them, that they can’t believe I’ve done so well in my subjects. Then there are some of my classmates who always seem to be looking at me a bit funny, or seem really surprised when […]

My name is Emile, I’m four years old and I haven’t lived with my parents in three years. I hear people saying that I’m too young to really understand what happened, but I know that even though I miss them, I haven’t been afraid in a while. I’ve had three homes in my life, which […]

On 18 July we celebrate Mandela Day. The message behind Mandela Day is simple – everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better.  On Mandela day, individuals and companies spend 67 minutes doing good, changing lives, helping others. This year we urge you to consider a donation towards a 60 […]