Active: in 3 countries
ChildFund Japan, a child-focused development organization, believes in the intrinsic value of each child. This inspires us to work to reduce the root causes of poverty and its impact on children so that they have a chance to develop their full potential, making positive changes for their future.
ChildFund Japan was established in 1952 as a recipient for ChildFund International (formerly Christian Children’s Fund) sponsorship funds in support of Japanese orphans following World War II. Individuals in America “sponsored” war-orphaned children living in child welfare institutions.
Since 1975, ChildFund Japan (formerly Christian Child Welfare Association – CCWA) has been working in the Philippines and Nepal to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children, families and communities through meaningful, sustainable solutions. The essence of the sponsorship approach, which connects people one-to-one, is embedded in our organizational culture.