The mission of the Children’s Nutrition Fund (CNF) is to provide food and education for children who would otherwise have to go without in Central-Eastern Europe. Firstly in Hungary, and eventually within the entire region.
Talented and Hungry!
CNF has established a sponsorship program for exceptionally gifted children in need under 12 years of age. Parents and the teachers may submit videos to the Fund of children they think live up to the criteria. CNF’s jury then proceeds to select the best of the participants. The donors of this program, entitled „Talented and Hungry” may select one or more children, whom they would be willing to sponsor in receiving a high quality education and making their dreams come true.
The parents of these children oftentimes need to borrow money just be able to buy pasta or potato at the end of the month. Sometimes they cannot even afford to pay for electricity, which in turn is switched off in their apartments. These children live on roughly $100 a month.
They are gifted; they are the winners of CFN’s talent nurturing competition. They are bright, they are eager to learn, but they need education to nurture their talents; education which their parents are not able to pay for.
Would you be the one to give them a future?
Timi is 10 years old and her dream is to become an acrobat. She lives with her mother, grandmother, and her little brother in Hajdúböszörmény, a small town in Eastern Hungary. Her mother works 4 hours a day in a matting-manufacture. She earns HUF 49 000 (about $220) a month. They also get HUF 29 600 ($130) as state benefit. Timi could be a student of the Hungarian Circus Institute but that is in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. For Timi the capital feels like a faraway dream-metropolis; how could she possibly make it there? The first time her and her family ever went to Budapest was when CNF invited them to a show at the Circus. If you are ready to help Timi, please click here!
Attila is only ten but he has won more singing competitions than the number of his years. His family had to come to live in Budapest after one of Attila’s two sisters fell very ill. They thought it would be easier to get proper treatment for her in Budapest. While this is indeed so, Attila’s father has not yet been able to get a job in the Hungarian capital. He understands the reason for this to be his Gipsy ethnicity. Currently this family of five is trying to make ends meet on HUF 80 000 ($360) of state benefit a month. They are facing eviction from their rented flat in a ruinous house because they are unable to pay for public services. If you are ready to help Attila, please click here.
Iza and Alex
Iza (10) and Alex (11) have been in the care of their foster mother, Marika since they were only a few months old. Their biological mothers never denounced their parents’ rights, yet Iza and Alex regard Marika to be their true mother, as do the 12 other children whom Marika has taken care of in the past years. However, Iza and Alex are special among the foster-children; they have extraordinary gift for music and dance. All their neighbors in their native country-town Hajdúnánás are proud of them. Yet, this does not make it easier for Marika to fight for the cost of living each day. She tries to provide for every need of the four children in her care from the Ft 140 000 ($630) a month. Luckily the garden is big; there is room for vegetables, fruit trees, and even chickens and ducks. If you are ready to help Iza and Alex, please click here!
How can a lonely mother make a family with three children happy? How can she inspire them to extraordinary performances despite the humble income of Ft 80 000 ($360) she earns at the local ceramics factory? Éva Nagyné Rutz in Orosháza knows these secrets. Éva (18), her elder daughter is the three time champion of Hungary in wrestling; she has a bronze medal from the European and the World Championship. Her dream is to be among the winners at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. Károly (16) is a laureate of the Arany János scholarship program for pre-eminent students. Jazmin (10) has got to grips with heavy speech problems. Her mother has taken the advice of a psychologist – to inspire her to express her feelings by drawing and painting. Now she is one of the winners of our competition for gifted children in need. If you are ready to help Jazmin,please click here!