Give Children A Choice’s founder, Dori Shimoda, went backpacking in Southeast Asia in early 2000, visiting remote villages in northern Lao PDR. He came back with a single goal and a newly discovered life project to help the children in impoverished villages.
Out of Dori’s desire and passion to help children, Give Children A Choice has been officially up and running since 2002. Knowing that education is key to eradicating poverty and providing the underprivileged a sustainable future, we set out with a specific goal in mind, namely, to help children succeed in school, and to empower them to make their own choices. Our mission is to build and fill preschools with children, and to properly educate the local communities about the true importance of this mission. We are fully committed to build and fill as many preschools as we can throughout Asia with children who deserve a choice.
Our program is complete. We build the tuition-free preschool, jumpstart the program, and assist the children with enrollment and attendance. Everyone involved in our program enjoys an exhilarating, unforgettable and often times, life-changing experience, as we plan, work and celebrate together.
The village leaders claim they have nothing to offer us in return. In truth, they give us priceless gifts of overwhelming blessings, gratitude, compassion, satisfaction and serenity. We leave feeling connected and wanting to return.
Get involved with Give Children A Choice and enjoy the experience.
Give Children A Choice is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.