Millions of children suffer from poverty, homelessness, hunger, abuse, neglect, disease and disabilities. Tragically, these children often must live without essential health and education services that would alleviate their distress – and give them hope for the future. That's why the Lions Services for Children Program continues Lions Clubs International's long tradition of helping the world's future generations.
The problems children face vary in degree from country to country, but the need for health and education services is constant and universal. Lions clubs help address these needs by developing services for children – projects with specific, attainable goals, including:
Lions have also constructed hospitals, schools, orphanages and children's centers throughout the world to serve children in need.
To learn more about the global health and educational needs of children, please visit the World Health Organization (WHO) Web site. Read about the United Nations Millennium Development Goals that relate directly to children. Or contact our Health and Children's Services Department.
For information about planning service activity projects – including information for chairpersons – please visit the Lions Services for Children section of our Member Center.
Ten million Ethiopians at risk of trachoma received doses of the sight-saving drug azithromycin during a week-long distribution program supported by LCIF, Lions of Ethiopia, the Ethiopian government, Pfizer Inc., The Carter Center and other organizations.