• There are many documented reports which have pointed out that childhood is in a crisis due to the faults of the adults especially the parents.

They Are Children

Men, women, and children are joining their voices together to stand up for the brave refugee children who fled violence and hardship in Central America, seeking a chance to grow up in the United States and live happy, healthy lives.
What would you say to these children?
Together, as Americans who believe all children should be treated with care and compassion, we can send a message to refugee children.

Hola, a todos los niños y niñas que están pasando una situación dolorosa, cualquiera que sea el motivo, yo les quiero decir que los tengo en mis oraciones, para que todo se soluciones y tengan una vida de calidad, y que ustedes sean unas personas de bien para ustedes mismos y para la sociedad, que dios los bendiga.

Maria I.

Welcome children!!

Most of us in the United States come from families that came here from other countries. That’s what makes us American. We are happy that you came here. We are amazed at how strong, smart and brave you are just to have made your journey here.

We love you and we want you to stay here and study hard in school and grow up to have a good job and a happy family life.

With much love,

Patricia D.

I have been to Guatemala many times. Although it is a very beautiful country, I have seen first hand the violence and poverty there. I hope that you are safe, and that you get re-united with your family soon. Be brave. You are not alone, and not forgotten. You matter very much.
Con Corazon,

Kathy B.

What will happen to these letters?
We will collect letters through this website and as site visits are arranged to temporary facilities and shelters housing refugee children, The California Endowment will print them out, translate as many as we can, and bring them to the children directly or via other local organizations and service providers. We hope our messages of comfort, compassion, and kindness will lift the children’s spirits and remind them that they’re not alone and we have so many hopes for their future.
Will my letter be posted publicly on this site?
All letters will be subject to moderation before being publicly posted on this website. We will post letters that refrain from politicizing the issue and send positive messages of support and compassion to these brave refugee children.…

Types Of Education

The term education is a broad term which includes the various institutions which deal with the education of young persons, children, and adults. Some of these institutions concerned with education include preschool/nursery school, lower secondary school, kindergarten, vocational upper secondary and the general upper secondary school. It also includes institutions of higher learning such as universities, polytechnics, colleges and adult education centres.

The structure of education followed varies between nations. It can also vary in different states within the same nation. A child can either get the education from within the school settings or from experiences obtained outside the school environment. The education systems of the modern era are more conceptualized and structured as compared to that of the yesteryears. In the current system, education is mainly classified according to the age and potential of a person. In general, we have three kinds of education which are formal, non-informal and informal education. This article is going to describe the three classes of education systems.

Formal education

This is the basic education received by a person at school. It is helpful in exposing a person to the various trade and academic skills. This type of education is also known as traditional or mainstream education. It begins with the nursery education and then advances to the primary level. This is followed by secondary education and finally higher education. This type of education is associated with the following features


  • Observes strict discipline
  • It is limited to a certain period
  • It is a well-designed and system curriculum
  • It includes some activities outside the normal class held in the classroom
  • It is provided or given by qualified teachers

Informal education

This is a kind of education system which includes educating someone through informal communication as well as reading books. It entails edifying a student outside the basic structure provided in schools. There are learning methods which are used in this kind of education. It has the following features

  • Not-pre-planned
  • It is incidental and spontaneous
  • It might also be negative
  • It does not involve ant prescribed curriculum or timetable
  • Specialized agencies do not impart it

Special education

This is an education system is meant for the handicapped and challenged students. These students or individuals are educated using special learning techniques or methods. Students are first evaluated on certain parameters before being admitted in these schools.


Adult education

In this kind of education, adults are taught to become literate. It is also done to equip the adults with the various job skills and basic skills it is also referred to as adult literacy education or adult basic education.…

The Plight Of Asylum Seekers And Refugees

Both asylum seekers and refugees are forced migrants. In 2012, it was estimated by the United Nations commissioner for refugees that there are over 23,000 people who are being forced to leave to migrate from their homes to seek protection elsewhere. These peoples could either be fleeing away from their homes due to persecution or conflicts. Among these people, 46 percent of them are young children.

Refugees are entitled by the international law to enter into any country to seek asylum. They are allowed to travel regardless of whether they hold any identity or travel documents. Asylum seekers are people who are in the process of applying for refugee status or asylum.

What causes people to move away from their country of origin?

There are different reasons which compel people to migrate from their homes. There are those who leave due to healthcare needs and others due to social-economic status. There are some who have been exposed to natural disasters, political instability or war, conflict, threats, and violence. These are people whose rights have been violated as a result of rape, persecution or due to torture (psychological or physical). Most of these people might end up spending much of their time in detention or refugee camps.

What are the challenges facing asylum seekers and refugees?

Most of the refugees are said to be coming from the low-income nation. Most of these countries have no health care access or very little access to health care. You will, therefore, find these people have experienced negative health outcomes in their lives. They might be subjected to diseases such as hepatitis B, HIV/AIDs, and TB.

Some of the people who have fled away from their homes have lost their position in society, social support systems, language and religious customs, and employment. Some also have from trauma either due to death of their family members or form from being separated from their families. You can imagine someone who does not even know the whereabouts of his or her friends and members. These people are faced with grief and loneliness.


Other forms of hardships which face these people include language and cultural barrier. Refugees are settled in camps set up by Non-governmental organizations or by United Nations. Most of these camps are in poor conditions. You will find that people are congested with, and there are limited facilities such as toilets and showers. In fact, there are some camps where you find around a thousand people sharing about three toilets and eight showers. Other resources and basic items such as water and food might also be limited in some areas which are difficult to access.…