Share What You Have
Lots of young people your age around the world have a hard time of it. Millions are not in school, and as a consequence many have to do work that is difficult or dangerous (see photo at right). Boys are put to work in the fields or mines or cocoa plantations—or forced into the military. Many young women are sent off to work or forced to get married at an early age—often to an older man. That's the beginning of a life of carrying wood, water and babies. Want to see what it feels like to be in this predicament? Check out our Food for Thought simulation--it will make the abstract issues suddenly very real! (secular / religious versions)
NCP is committed to helping these young people have a better chance for a better life. We also try to help young folks in our society realize the power they have, both in terms of money and being able to raise their voice. Take a look at our Spending Money flyer to see how some of your everyday choices can help or hurt people around the world. Better yet, visit them on a Learning Tour.
The Give a Girl a Chance project supports young women in getting an education--and with it a chance for a brighter future. It takes as little as $60 to keep a girl in school for a year. About what you and your friends spend on bottled water and CD's in a month. Worth the sacrifice?
Spread the Word
Invite David Radcliff to speak at your school. Ask to lead worship at your church and use skits like The Talk, I was Hungry Today, Homeland Security or The Client that are based on biblical stories and/or current events, but use humor to make a point about helping our neighbors find a better life.