Labelled Disabled No More!

Picture this, being labelled mentally disabled by the government, simply because you were born to a struggling single mom, or a parent who is involved in crime, alcohol or drugs. This is the bleak reality for many kids in former Russian countries. Irina* is one of these kids. She lacked any parental nurturing which left…

An Oasis of Hope

Not only is the ear splitting sound of bombs and destruction left by high-powered guns common for kids in Syria, but also the loss of family members or any sense of normalcy. Countless children go to bed every night hungry, suffering from the nightmare of posttraumatic syndrome, a sense of insecurity and absolutely no hope…

Coaching for Soccer and Life

Today, if you were to meet the Amaya family, the first thing that would come to mind is, what a lovely family! But just ask their two boys Jaime and Andrés what life was like when they were 7 and 8 years old. Their mother worked long hours to feed and provide for them. The…