Empowering children, youth, and adults to find their God-given destiny
Educating them to produce change in their community
Endeavoring to supply their emotional, spiritual, and physical needs
Changing a Generation is a non-profit 501©3 charitable organization established in Seattle, WA,. as a branch to Ceitci Demirkova Ministries. The organization was founded in 1995 by Ceitci Demirkova, who is also the CEO and main speaker for the non-profit.
With a team of 12 U.S. staff, 20 international leaders from Bulgaria and Uganda, and 100 volunteers, we discover ways to show tangible love and hope to children, youth, and adults from around the world – especially in areas where poverty and oppression dominate. We focus on SOLUTIONS by IDENTIFYING needs. By providing FOOD, EDUCATION, SAFETY, and SELF-SUSTAINABILITY, we CHANGE A GENERATION from living as victims of poverty and desperation to purpose-filled leaders who are victorious despite obstacles.
To bring positive change in impoverished communities around the world through aid, education, and business development.
We believe in the pursuit of a noble cause with the right spirit of intent, which paves the way for us to go and to do good to all people of all nations.
Our commitment is stronger than our feelings.
We are people of integrity and credibility.
We pioneer new uncharted territories with urgency and tenacity.
War torn from LRA war (rebel group fighting the government); devastation left in the wake from countless child-soldiers forced to fight or prostitute themselves with the rebel army. More than 30,000 children were abducted by the LRA to train as soldiers, and about 1.8 million people fled their homes to escape the violence.
No free public school systems – children forced into prostitution and street begging.
Has the highest portion of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS worldwide.
49% of the population of Uganda is under age 15, which is the highest percentage of young in the world.
High need of clean water
Over 2,500,000 orphaned
Estimated that more than 30% of children are stunted from malnutrition.
Literacy rates in the Northern region are half the national average.
Nearly one-third of children and families in Ghana struggle to survive on $1.25 a day, or less.
Economically unstable and corrupt.
Nearly 1.1 million in Ghana are orphans or have lost one parent.
Marked as a HIGH LEVEL area for the risk of major infectious diseases.
High need of clean water and improved sanitation facilities.
Second nation in Europe for human trafficking – Roma children in Bulgaria are the primary target of sex export.
52% of the country’s children at risk of poverty.
The poorest nation in the European Union.
A vast majority of children orphaned die before age 7 from malnutrition or inherited disease.
Over 40,000 orphaned children live in Bulgaria.
40% of 1 Million children are not in school
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
Top Down/Bottom Up Approach
We work with the lower and middle class by meeting physical needs, providing sponsorships for orphans and underprivileged children, creating self-sustainability, and conducting educational trainings that boost the dignity and value of individuals, especially children.
Through business entrepreneurship seminars, we provide practical trainings and ideas, in conjunction to connecting small and large businesses with potential international clients. Our goal is to create a societal change through a mindset shift, empowering individuals to see themselves as overcomers and problem - solvers.