Congratulations, Class of 2021!

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Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Holt Adoptee Graduates!

It is with great joy we present this year’s digital yearbook and send each graduate a printed keepsake. You are all special members of the extended Holt family and we wish each of you good luck in your new chapter.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Holt Adoptee Graduates!

It is with great joy we present this year’s digital yearbook and send each graduate a printed keepsake. You are all special members of the extended Holt family and we wish each of you good luck in your new chapter.

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Back to School During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact children and families in Holt’s programs around the world.  As cases continue to surge, many children will be learning from home this fall. In some countries, back-to-school during COVID-19 plans are still up in the air. But no matter the circumstances, your support is helping to ensure children can continue their education during this ongoing global crisis. See how you are helping children in each country to safely learn this year!

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What Keeps Girls From Going to School?

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Around the world, many girls are denied a basic right… an education.

In countries where women do not have a voice in society, they are more vulnerable to early marriage, trafficking and child labor. Around the world, school is often the greatest line of defense for vulnerable women and girls.

When a girl goes to school, she spends the day safe and protected in a classroom, and walks out empowered to make her own choices in life.

So, what keeps girls from going to school?

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5 Reasons Why Impoverished Communities Are So Affected By COVID

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As the last state in the U.S. sets criteria to reopen with limited safety restrictions, many Americans are breathing sighs of relief. Now that U.S. guidelines are loosening, it feels like the pandemic is coming to an end… for some of us.

It’s easy to forget that this isn’t the case in many other countries around the world, including those facing a deadly third wave of COVID-19 cases like India, Indonesia and more. While cases continue to drop in the U.S., across the continent of Africa, cases have risen 40 percent, and are still growing, partially due to the highly transmissible Delta variant. For impoverished countries, many more factors may be at play when discerning why some communities are struggling to recover from the devastating effects of COVID-19, over a year after the first case was discovered.

Why is the pandemic hitting some countries harder than others? There are several different factors that affect how COVID-19 impacts impoverished communities.

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The State of Kids in Orphanages in 2021

Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of many children and families. Children living in orphanage care have been especially vulnerable to the effects of this global crisis. Over the past year, Holt’s orphanage partners have reached out to us, sharing that more and more children are coming into their care. At the same time, delays in international adoption have left even more children in care in some countries, causing overcrowding. These orphanages don’t have the staff or resources to keep up.

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