Oakseed is also hosting an interactive website for youth that is designed to help young people to think critically about the issue of child poverty. The website will feature insights from experts on poverty as well as interactions with other sites focusing on the pandemic of childhood poverty. The interactive website is located at http://www.2013oakseedessaycontest.com/
The deadline for the essay contest is May 31, 2013. First place, second place and honorable mention prizes will be awarded for the amounts of $500, $250, and $100. The two age categories are 17 & under and 18-22. To read the complete guidelines for the 2013 Essay Contest on Compassion and Child Poverty or to submit your essay, visit http://www.2013oakseedessaycontest.com/
Submitted essays are not clinical assessments of child poverty, but personal responses to the crisis. The essay is a part of a yearlong effort to raise awareness of the plight of poverty-stricken children.
Oakseed Ministries International is a non-profit organization that seeks to respond to God's heart by defending the cause of the poor, the fatherless and society's castoffs in the megacities of the developing world. Oakseed assists over 25 ministries worldwide that serve abandoned children and the poor. For more information, please visit http://www.oakseed.org/
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