Category Archives: Photo Fridays

Photo Friday: Our top 5 “baby” photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.

Among the littlest of our beneficiaries (and the cutest) are babies and toddlers. New moms living in poverty stricken areas are often left struggling to find the essentials needed to raise their children. Sponsorship and other projects and programs give families the hand-up they need to give their babies a healthy, happy start to life.

This week, we’re sharing our top 5 “baby” photos from our sites! These precious photos showcase all sorts of adorable babies and their caretakers. We hope you enjoy this sweet collection!

#5: Support from Sisters 

Sr. Amala, the site director for our Madurai site in India visits a mom and her newborn in the maternity unit of a hospital in Batlagandu, which is located right next to the Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod convent. Mom and baby seem to be doing wonderful, thanks to the great care they received!
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Photo Friday: Our top 5 “school uniform” photos

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.

In order to receive a quality education, children need to be prepared with the right supplies. Books, shoes, bags, and clothing ensure that students are comfortable during the day and able to complete their classwork. School uniforms can be especially helpful, as they allow children from all backgrounds to be dressed in school appropriate attire each day.

This week, we’re sharing our top 5 “school uniforms” photos from our sites. Thanks to child sponsorship and other kind donations, many children from our sites are dressed for school in fresh and comfortable school uniforms.

#5: Little learners 

These adorable students from our Haiti North site are dressed and ready for a full day of learning. Though each school usually features different uniforms, school uniforms in Haiti all have one thing in common; the girls all wear beautiful, intricate ribbons in their hair.
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Photo Friday: Our top 5 “essential worker” photos

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.

It’s almost the Labour Day long weekend! For many, this signals the end of summer, but Labour Day is also an important date. This annual holiday celebrates the achievements of workers! It’s also a time to recognize and celebrate the labour union movement, and rights and safety for workers everywhere.

This week, we’re sharing our top 5 “essential workers” photos from our sites. These shots feature all sorts of workers in various important roles. Parents, site staff, and former sponsored children all have an essential part to play in their communities!

#5: Medical monitoring 

Elien is the main scientist and lab technician in Grand-Bassin’s medical clinic, located near our Haiti North site. He performs tests that help diagnose, monitor and treat conditions of patients in the community. Without him, children and families would be unable to receive essential medical care needed to prevent serious illnesses. Way to go, Elien!
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Photo Friday: Our top 5 “eat your veggies” photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.

Vegetables are an integral part of a balanced diet. Thanks to school farming programs, kitchen gardens, and donations to our nutrition programs, many schools and families at our sites are able to grow hearty veggies to incorporate into meals. These diverse vegetables keep growing children healthy and strong!

This week, we’re sharing our top 5 “eat your veggies” photos from our sites. These shots feature kids harvesting, preparing, and enjoying all sorts of colourful produce. Maybe these vegetable-filled pictures will inspire other children to eat their veggies, too!

#5: An a-maize-ing school farm! 

At our Mbinga site in Tanzania, Chalice donors help support Lukala School’s farming program, which maintains four acres of land to grow corn, sweet potatoes, cassava, and an assortment of other fruits and vegetables. Donors have also helped provide the school with fencing, a modern school kitchen, and an eco stove. The school’s lunch program uses the corn and other vegetables to feed a student population of 360 and growing!
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Photo Friday: Our top 5 site worker adventure photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.

In rain or shine, and through thick and thin, our site workers are dedicated to ensuring that the children and families at our sites receive what they need to stay safe, strong, and supported. This week, we’re sharing our top 5 site worker adventure photos we’ve gathered from our sites! Though their work brings them many unique experiences, our site workers face each day with a brave smile and giving heart.

#5: Dancing duds 

In Tanzania, it’s custom to have a kitenge wrapped around your waist and your hair wrapped before you let loose on the dance floor. Our International Manager for Africa, Emily, is helping East Africa Coordinator Martha get ready for a celebration. She’ll perform a welcoming dance with mothers from a Chalice family circle from our Mbinga site!
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Photo Friday: Our top 5 “friendship” photos

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.

Yesterday was International Day of Friendship, a day to celebrate bonds of love and laughter. In honour of this special occasion, we’re sharing our top 5 friendship photos we’ve collected from our sites. These photos are sure to have you thinking of all of the special friendships in your life, too!

#5: Twinning!

These little guys from our Mbinga site in Tanzania could be mistaken for twins in their matching school uniforms and big, boisterous smiles! We can tell how happy they make each other just by looking at this joyful photo.  Continue reading

Photo Friday: Our top 5 “big smile” photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.

You know what they say; smiling’s contagious, so get ready to grin! This week, we’re sharing our top five “big smile” photos we’ve collected from our sites. We had a hard time picking just five photos, as every child’s smile is such a beautiful thing.

#5: Not your garden variety smile 

This student from our Kawambwa site in Zambia has her hands full helping out in her school’s garden. Her radiant smile stands out like a sunflower, and brightens up the entire field! 

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Photo Friday: Our top 5 summer photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.

Here in Canada, summer’s now in full swing. Here’s to warm weather and fun times with friends and family! This week, we’re featuring our top 5 summer photos we’ve collected at our sites. Depending on global location, our site’s summers may not be at the same time as ours. All summers, however, all have one thing in common; lots of sunny weather!

#5: Smart sun protection 

For children with albinism, sun protection is an absolute necessity. Many children at our Kawambwa site in Zambia must wear sun hats and sunscreen during the summer months to protect their sensitive skin and eyes. This protective gear helps them enjoy warm days without worry.

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Photo Friday: Our top 5 “international dress” photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.

This past week, many Canadians across the country celebrated Canada Day in bold red and white outfits. Each of the 15 countries where we work have their own traditional colours and customs for celebrating, too! This week, we’re showcasing our top 5 “international dress” photos that we’ve collected during our travels. Whether it be a celebration, holiday, or daily expression of culture, we hope you’ll love learning about the significance of different clothing styles around the world.

#5: Lovely lacework

Women and girls in Paraguay wear an a’o poi top with their formal attire, bearing the famous Parguayan lacework sleeves. These girls are also modeling the custom of wearing their hair in a braid or a bun. You can also spot a flower tucked in there, too!

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Photo Friday: our top 5 “Canadian” photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.

With Canada Day quickly approaching, we’d like to dedicate this photo collection to all of our incredible Canadian sponsors and supporters across the country. This week, we’re showcasing our top 5 Canadian photos we’ve gathered from our sites. This collection is filled with sponsored children and their families showing their love for Canada!

#5: Sponsor celebration

These adorable kids from our CMAVIL site in Paraguay are lovingly showing their appreciation for their Canadian sponsors. Some sponsors visited the site on a mission trip, and the families weren’t going to let them go back home without giving their thanks in a big way!

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