Our Reach, By The Numbers
April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021
interfaith projects in 61 countries
children empowered as active participants in transformative interfaith projects and campaigns
families and an additional 1,370 individuals supported with Sustainable Livelihood projects
people equipped with educational approaches to ensure children's well-being based on Ethics Education for Children in 64 countries; and an additional 274 children received education support, including scholarships, as part of End Child Poverty efforts
people joined campaigns to promote child rights, end violence against children and promote interfaith cooperation to end child poverty
Powering Child-Led Solutions
Arigatou International empowers children to propose and carry out solutions for the issues that affect them, their families, and their communities. Among these efforts is the Children’s Solutions Lab, which encourages children to work together to initiate their own projects to help end child poverty, with solutions focused on education. In 2020, an open call was issued for groups of children to submit solutions identified at the local level. More than 1,200 children participated, assisted by 37 organizations from 23 countries. The five most significant child-led projects were selected to receive a micro grant from Arigatou International to support the implementation of their projects. The five projects came from Cuba, India, Kenya, Peru, and Serbia.
Another example is the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Academy for Children, which provides children with simplified multi-faith learning tools on the SDGs to enable them to help end poverty and contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. The Academy takes place in both virtual and physical spaces, and will soon include an SDGs mobile app game designed to teach children about the SDGs in a fun and engaging way, and to encourage them to take their own faith-inspired action to address child poverty.