Children

How to Raise a Compassionate Child

We all want to raise children who show compassion and kindness to others, but sometimes we expect too much, too soon. It’s natural that very young children focus on themselves. They just aren’t developmentally ready to understand how others feel. This will come with time though, and as parents, there are a few ways we […]

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Rape fast becoming cultural in Sierra Leone.

Mary” was just nine years old when her childhood ended abruptly. Three men fed her sedatives then raped her. Her mother, who had been washing clothes in a stream near their home in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, got home to find her child lying on the ground distraught, her legs and dress stained with blood. […]

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2018 ‘Unity Day’ marked with students in Ethiopia.

The job of a leader of government is demanding, more so for a country of over a hundred million plus citizens. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, aside his high level engagements at home and with foreign visitors paying courtesy calls on him, made time last Friday to engage with young people. The office of the […]

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Syrian children receive solidarity support from Pope Francis.

Pope Francis on Sunday lit a candle for the children of Syria, adhering to the initiative of “Aid to the Church in Need”. The pope also offered prayers for the Syrian children who he said are ‘‘tormented by war’‘. “In this moment, my own hope of peace is for the children of the beloved Syria, […]

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