Second annual "Small Voices, Big Dreams" survey of children
from 44 countries reveals their hopes, dreams and concerns
MARKHAM, ON, Nov. 28, 2011 /CNW/ - Ask 10- to 12-year-olds around the
world what they'd like to be when they grow up and almost half in the
developing world will tell you they'd like to be teachers or doctors.
In developed countries, however, almost half would like to be
professional athletes, actors, singers, or fashion designers.
That was just one of the findings in the second annual Small Voices, Big Dreams survey by Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC) and as part of ChildFund
Alliance, a network of 12 child development organizations that help
children in developing countries.
"The Small Voices, Big Dreams survey gives a voice to thousands of children whose insights are so
often muted by the world around them," says Mark Lukowski, CCFC, CEO.
"The results will help all ChildFund Alliance member organizations to
validate our priorities, enhance our programs, and ultimately improve
the quality of life for children and their families.
A total of 4,592 children (10-12-year olds) in 44 countries - from
Afghanistan to Canada to Zambia - were asked six open-ended questions
ranging from what their favourite pastime is to what they'd do to
protect children if they were leader of their country. Please visit http://www.ccfcanada.ca/globalsurvey for the full survey report, videos, and photos.
About Christian Children's Fund of Canada and ChildFund Alliance
For more than 50 years, Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC) has
helped children and families of all faiths break the cycle of extreme
poverty around the world. CCFC is a member of ChildFund Alliance, a
network of 12 child development organizations whose work encompasses
more than 15 million children and their families in 58 countries. Visit
SOURCE Christian Children's Fund of Canada
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