Newsletter April 2019

On the international front

Supervision mission in India 

Christine Durocher and Eloise Savoie with Dr. Bhushan, Srinivasa Rao and Suravaram Raveendar from CCI's partner organisation: Resource Educational Society.
Since its very foundation in 2000, CCI has undertaken several projects in India to support child victims of exploitation and their families: school reintegration for children living in slums, economic reintegration through microcredit for marginalised women; support for children released from indentured slavery; and training of young girls freed from sexual exploitation.
Christine Durocher, President of CCI’s Board of Directors, and Éloïse Savoie, Managing Director, went on site to visit with affected families and children, and follow-up on our projects with our partners. They found that through its presence in the villages concerned, CCI played a major role particularly in the area of child labour, access to education, girls' education, and the decline of early marriages.

Our Partnership in Haiti

CCI is pleased to have formalised this past January a partnership with MIDADE-Haiti, a children's rights organisation located in Jacmel. Indeed, their activities are more than necessary in a context where cases of child abuse and exploitation are on the rise.

CCI's participation at the latest session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 
Since July 2011, Children's Care International is recognised as an organisation with special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This status has enabled Éloïse Savoie, CCI’s Managing Director, to attend the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York in March. This gathering of governments and representatives of civil society, women's organisations and women's movements is critical to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women around the world, a goal to which Children's Care International contributes through its international projects and its outreach efforts in Quebec.
In Canada

International Development Week
To mark Canada’s International Development Week whose theme this year was "Sexual Violence Against Women in War or Conflict,” CCI held two conferences at the Granby CEGEP (Community College). These conferences were based in particular on the reading of a comic book specially produced by AQOCI for the occasion (comic book in French only). This document provided students with a glimpse into the violence experienced by women who find themselves in conflict or war situations by taking the case of Yemen, where rages a forgotten war which—according to the UN—represents the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world today. 

Moreover, we were fortunate to have a special speaker at one of these conferences: Victor Amisi, founder of Vision-GRAM International, an organisation that particularly helps women and children who are victims of violence and exploitation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mr. Amisi’s message enriched the presentation through testimonials and expertise which comes directly from the field.
International Women's Day
To mark International Women's Day on March 8, CCI organised two workshops for students at Durocher College in St-Lambert, and at Trinity College in St-Bruno de Montarville, in the Province of Quebec. We presented the situation of women in the world through interactive animation. The young people who made up the audience  actively participated in the event, and will be able to use the knowledge they acquired during this workshop as part of an awareness project.
Literary contest
Many prizes are up for grabs !
There is still time to participate in CCI’s literary contest !

At a time when 152 million children are exploited worldwide, every individual or collective action counts. To think about it and to write about it is already doing something! You will have until Sunday, April 28 to send your entry to us by email or by regular mail.
For more information, do not hesitate to visit our website !

New ways of donating to CCI

CCI needs your support and is happy to mention some new ways to help spread its influence!

These two innovative ways to contribute to CCI take nothing out of your pocket while you still keep your regular shopping habits.

The basic concept is very simple: pay for your daily purchases and gifts with gift cards purchased from FundScrip. Each purchase automatically includes a donation to the entity you choose to contribute to.

Register with FundScrip to support CCI and its projects.

The link doesn’t work? Register on with the invitation code: LHBKHY

Here too, the way it works is very simple.

By using Lilo as a search engine for your online research, you accumulate drops of water which you can then ‘drop’ into CCI’s project by going on the project page: (title of CCI’s project is in French only).

There is even an option on the page to automatically ‘drop’ your drops of water into our project if you wish.
Through your donations, you will contribute directly to fund our existing projects and help us develop new ones.
In this way, you can participate in improving the living conditions of exploited children and their families.

Every contribution is important and can make a difference!
We need your support !
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