Category Archives: Photo Fridays

Photo Friday: Our top 5 refreshing photos

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.

Here in Canada, we’re all in the need of a little refreshment from the summer heat! This week, we’re sharing the top 5 refreshing photos from our sites. Kids, parents, and staff all over the world deserve to to take a minute to relax, cool off, and treat themselves after a hard, hot, or long day. Refresh yourself by taking a look at these refreshing shots!

#5: Watermelon bites

Children who attend daycare at our Fatima site in Bolivia receive a healthy mid-morning snack every day. Watermelon is so cool and refreshing after a hard morning of learning and playing! Donations to our nutrition program make it possible for these children to receive such fresh and tasty treats.
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Photo Friday: Our top 5 “friendship” photos

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.

Yesterday was International Day of Friendship, a day to celebrate bonds of love and laughter. In honour of this special occasion, we’re sharing our top 5 friendship photos we’ve collected from our sites. These photos are sure to have you thinking of all of the special friendships in your life, too!

#5: Twinning!

These little guys from our Mbinga site in Tanzania could be mistaken for twins in their matching school uniforms and big, boisterous smiles! We can tell how happy they make each other just by looking at this joyful photo.  Continue reading

Photo Friday: Our top 5 “big smile” photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.

You know what they say; smiling’s contagious, so get ready to grin! This week, we’re sharing our top five “big smile” photos we’ve collected from our sites. We had a hard time picking just five photos, as every child’s smile is such a beautiful thing.

#5: Not your garden variety smile 

This student from our Kawambwa site in Zambia has her hands full helping out in her school’s garden. Her radiant smile stands out like a sunflower, and brightens up the entire field! 

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Photo Friday: Our top 5 summer photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.

Here in Canada, summer’s now in full swing. Here’s to warm weather and fun times with friends and family! This week, we’re featuring our top 5 summer photos we’ve collected at our sites. Depending on global location, our site’s summers may not be at the same time as ours. All summers, however, all have one thing in common; lots of sunny weather!

#5: Smart sun protection 

For children with albinism, sun protection is an absolute necessity. Many children at our Kawambwa site in Zambia must wear sun hats and sunscreen during the summer months to protect their sensitive skin and eyes. This protective gear helps them enjoy warm days without worry.

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Photo Friday: Our top 5 “international dress” photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.

This past week, many Canadians across the country celebrated Canada Day in bold red and white outfits. Each of the 15 countries where we work have their own traditional colours and customs for celebrating, too! This week, we’re showcasing our top 5 “international dress” photos that we’ve collected during our travels. Whether it be a celebration, holiday, or daily expression of culture, we hope you’ll love learning about the significance of different clothing styles around the world.

#5: Lovely lacework

Women and girls in Paraguay wear an a’o poi top with their formal attire, bearing the famous Parguayan lacework sleeves. These girls are also modeling the custom of wearing their hair in a braid or a bun. You can also spot a flower tucked in there, too!

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Photo Friday: our top 5 “Canadian” photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.

With Canada Day quickly approaching, we’d like to dedicate this photo collection to all of our incredible Canadian sponsors and supporters across the country. This week, we’re showcasing our top 5 Canadian photos we’ve gathered from our sites. This collection is filled with sponsored children and their families showing their love for Canada!

#5: Sponsor celebration

These adorable kids from our CMAVIL site in Paraguay are lovingly showing their appreciation for their Canadian sponsors. Some sponsors visited the site on a mission trip, and the families weren’t going to let them go back home without giving their thanks in a big way!

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Photo Friday: Our top 5 dad photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.

This weekend is Father’s Day, a time to honour the dads, grandpas, and father figures in our lives. We’re sharing our top 5 dad photos that we’ve collected at our sites! Time and time again, we’ve seen incredible strength and kindness from fathers of our sponsored children, and are overjoyed to share some precious moments with you.

#5: Safe in papa’s arms

On our most recent mission trip to our CMAVIL site in Paraguay, this adorable dad and daughter duo came out to attend a celebration to welcome our mission team! At this sponsor site, there are many Chalice family circles comprised of dads, moms, and guardians. They’ve been quite successful these past few years!

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Photo Friday: Our top 5 graduate photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.

Even though it looks a bit different this year, graduation season is in full swing! High school, university, trade, and workshop graduates are all excited to put their hard-earned skills to good use. This week, we’re highlighting our 5 top photos of graduates that we’ve collected from our sites! From musicians, to bakers, to teachers, each future has been forever changed through the gift of education.

#5: Be sure to wear your caps, gowns, and smiles! 

We captured this photo on a past trip to Bolivia, where graduates were all dressed up for their special day. Our “Hope for My Future” program offered assistance to many young students from our sites in Bolivia pursuing higher education at the Universidad Católica San Pablo in La Paz. Graduates have gone on to work in business, finance, sales and other careers in administration and management. These young professionals will be the leaders of Bolivia’s future!

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Photo Friday: Our top 5 “back-to-normal” photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our absolute favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.

As the coronavirus lock down continues around the world, many of us are looking forward to a time when it’s safe to participate in our favourite “normal” activities. This week, we’re sharing our top 5 “back-to-normal” photos, depicting some ordinary things we just can’t wait to see or do when it’s safe!

#5: Enjoy a meal with friends!

Humans are social creatures, and eating meals together is integrated into our societies. Due to pandemic restrictions, however, millions of people are currently unable to gather in groups or in public to enjoy eating together. At our Samar site in the Philippines, children usually eat their daily school lunch with their classmates. Like many of us, we’re sure they’re looking forward to enjoying a lively group meal with their friends again!

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Photo Friday: Our top 5 sporty photos

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our absolute favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.

It’s warming up here in Canada, and the weather is perfect for all sorts of fun outdoor activities! Sports and games are popular among children from every part of the world. At our sponsor sites, kids love to play sports and spend time outside. This week, we’re sharing our top 5 sporty photos from our sites. These fun-filled photos are sure to make you smile!

#5: A little rain never hurt anybody

Despite the rain, mission volunteers and site staff spent a morning playing the beautiful game (soccer) with sponsored children and their siblings at our CMAVIL site in Paraguay. The children’s energy was incredible- it was a challenge to get them to stop long enough to get a team photo!

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