WE FIGHT FOR EVERY CHILD
We believe that no child should have to fight for a safe, happy childhood. We exist to ensure that every child in Africa can thrive from their early years through to adulthood.
We don’t work alone. Together with partners, supporters, children and their communities, we protect, educate and create lasting change for every child threatened by violence, neglect and conflict.
We specialise in ensuring access to inclusive education and safe spaces so that children in
Africa can play, grow, learn and thrive.
Our 2025 Commitments
By 2025 we will support 150,000 children in vulnerable situations.
Our focus has always been to reach children in vulnerable situations whose basic needs and rights are not met elsewhere. Over the past five years, Chance for Childhood has worked with our dedicated local staff and partners to define and identify those children most in need of our support.
Gender and disability are significant factors of exclusion and marginalisation for children in vulnerable situations. That is why we will ensure inclusion for all children, and especially girls, and those living with disabilities.
We are AUTHENTIC – We operate with dedication, integrity and respect for our staff, our partners and the children we work with. We co-create sustainable solutions to development challenges, by creating spaces that support local ownership and facilitate equal decision-making.
We are COURAGEOUS – We seek creative, evidence-based solutions to emerging problems, respond agilely to take considered risks and drive innovation to continuously increase our positive impact on children’s lives.
We are CRITICALLY CONSCIOUS – We are self-reflective, striving to continuously improve our service delivery and accountability. By recognising the knowledge and creativity that lies within the countries we work in, we seek to add value by challenging inequitable power dynamics and structural racism.
We are COLLABORATIVE – We acknowledge the critical role of local experts, in delivering child-centred, sustainable development. We work with others to utilise our resources efficiently, maximising value for money and our impact on every child.
We are CHILD CENTRED – We believe that by centring the voices of children in all our work, we can seek to rebalance the unequal power dynamics that dictate their lives.