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Truth Trumps Kids’ Insecurity

Truth Trumps Kids’ Insecurity

Insecurity – 1. uncertainty or anxiety about oneself; lack of confidence. 2. the state of being open to danger or threat; lack of protection. (Oxford Online Dictionary) Insecurity feels like a dirty word and yet it is something I’m certain we have all faced. It’s far...

Quito Dream Center Graduates Two Kids

Quito Dream Center Graduates Two Kids

Until recently, kids whose parents work in the Quito Trash Dump rarely made it through high school. Most drop out early to become recyclers themselves. This cycle is breaking and dreams are coming true. Thanks to your support, we celebrate the success of Cristina and...

Rayne Dance: From Tragedy to Triumph

Rayne Dance: From Tragedy to Triumph

Investing in vulnerable children gives us a front row seat to seeing incredible life change. Take Rayne*, who experienced a severe childhood accident that could have left her crushed and hopeless. Instead, Rayne dances with joy. By Amy Townsend, Fish Hoek Dream Center...

COVID Craziness: Visas Finally Renewed!

COVID Craziness: Visas Finally Renewed!

ER Staff Overcome COVID Hurdles (Part 1) October 19 update: Great news! Two ER staff members in south Africa just got their official credentials renewed. Ron Townsend and Nick Carnill have waited many months to learn if they would be able to continue on serving in...

Fish Hoek First Graders Dream Big

Fish Hoek First Graders Dream Big

One of our favorite activities is "onboarding" new kids to our Dream Centers. We challenge them to dream big by asking them, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Our Grade 1 students in Fish Hoek recently had fun thinking about that question and ER's Dawn...

KIDStory Teacher Training Inspires

KIDStory Teacher Training Inspires

ER's Robyn Wallace of the Quito Dream Center shared her team's excitement regarding KIDStory training they received, along with other like-minded organizations, in early January 2020. "ER hosted a two-day training on the art of storytelling with the most important...

A Star Pupil is Born

A Star Pupil is Born

Fast Stat: 33 kids who attend the South Africa Dream Center received 3,078 instructional hours from ER staff and volunteers during one 90-day term. Aziza* was born into a broken family in a settlement in South Africa. Aziza survived, somehow, despite her mom’s...