Our vision is a world where no child is forgotten.
We believe the only way to break the vicious cycle of poverty and exclusion is through an approach tailored to the unique needs of each child. We tackle the root causes of exclusion and vulnerability and work with the child, their family and the wider community to create lasting change.
Who you help
Children with disabilities
Children with disabilities are three times more likely to be victims of sexual abuse. Deep-rooted traditions of acceptance towards gender-based violence, stigma and negative attitudes lead to these children being excluded, often considered cursed or ‘dumb’.
As well as supporting children and their families in their home, we help to get children with disabilities back into school.
Life on the streets is dirty, violent and short. Children on the streets are the target of human trafficking, child labour and physical, sexual and psychological abuse. They are often seen as a burden to society – not as children deprived of their basic human needs and needing protection and care.
With our partners we provide safe spaces and long-term support to help them leave the streets and reintegrate into society.
Children behind bars
Extreme poverty, conflict and loss of support networks can lead to children breaking the law. They steal food just to survive, then end up overcrowded adult prisons, at risk of violence and malnutrition. 83% of girls and women in jail in DRC have experienced physical abuse.
We provide legal aid and support education opportunities for vulnerable young offenders while working with police and local government.
Children affected by conflict
The global migration crisis is heavily affecting Eastern Africa with thousands of refugees arriving in Uganda and Rwanda and internally displaced people in DRC. Children are particularly at risk – they can get separated from their families. Many witness, and under duress commit, horrific acts of violence.
We support children with counselling, provide inclusive education and provide learning opportunities for young people.
Where we work
Parents and carers were supported across our work in 2019.
People in impoverished communities benefit from our work in 2019.
In every pound was spent supporting the most vulnerable children in Africa.