What we do
What types of help do ChildFund member organisations provide for children?
Each member organisation has experience promoting child sponsorship as a comprehensive and meaningful approach to child development. ChildFund Alliance members create sustainable child-focused, community-based development programs in areas where children are impacted by war, natural disaster, poverty and global health issues such as HIV/AIDS.
Arming children with literacy creates choices and opportunities, and helps break the cycle of poverty. ChildFund members work with communities and local governments to ensure adequate classroom space, well-trained teachers, non-traditional education for children who must work, programs for girls who are unschooled or at risk of dropping out, peace schools in countries plagued by war and skills training for young adults.
ChildFund members save lives by increasing access to safe, clean water and education on preventing and living with major health threats, including HIV/AIDS. ChildFund members are actively involved in providing life-saving immunisations, malaria prevention, mother-child health programs, infant mortality prevention, HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, emergency medical assessments and interventions, along with community care programs and others.
10 million children die each year in the developing world, which can be prevented with access to early childhood development education, good nutrition, and medical treatment. Malnutrition often stems from a lack of knowledge, not a lack of food. Therefore, member agencies implement nutrition education programs and monitor the growth and development of children worldwide, while also supporting supplemental feeding programs and addressing food security issues at the community level through animal farming and increased agricultural production.
Micro-enterprise and economic development:
Job training and income-generation skills create a dynamic, self-sufficient workforce with economic and social prosperity. ChildFund programs help families become self-sufficient by supporting small business development with micro loans, business training, and vocational skill development.
Emergency response and psychosocial interventions:
Children are dramatically affected by war, famine, and natural disasters. ChildFund Alliance members mobilise child-focused education, health services, psychosocial interventions, and other activities to heal the physical and psychological wounds of children in emergency situations, and give children the chance to laugh, learn, play and grow into well-rounded adults.