We work with some of the world’s most marginalised children. While most children grow up with layers of support around them, we work with children when these support structures have broken down.
Many children have been forced into these situations by extreme poverty, climate change and human impact on the physical and natural environment. While many countries become richer, there is growing inequality within and between states, and the children we work with are facing the consequences.
Girls and children with disabilities can face even greater challenges - the chances that they will be abused, exploited or neglected are even higher. We are committed to increase the visibility, voice and potential of these often ‘hidden’ children throughout our work.
ChildHope approaches its work with children by first putting the child in the centre, looking at the layers of support the child needs around them. When designing programmes, ChildHope encourages children to recognise their own strengths and capabilities to overcome the challenges they face.
We look at those closest to the child – usually starting with the family and radiating out. By addressing multiple layers, we aim to minimise gaps in support and ensure everybody takes responsibility for the children they are connected to, from parents through to the international donor community and law makers.
Our Vision: A world in which all children enjoy a life free from injustice and abuse.
Our Mission: To build on the strengths within children, families, communities and institutions so that children can grow up to become confident citizens.
Our values: We aim to be trusted, transparent and accountable to children and adults, our partners, our supporters and our donors. Mutual respect for all children and adults, regardless of their situation, lies at the heart of our approach.
Partnerships are the foundation of our work. We strongly believe in a partnership approach to addressing local issues. Collaborating with partners ensures our projects are supported by local expertise and local participation. Partnerships promote sustainability and equality within our projects and provide an opportunity to strengthen capacities, support local agendas and create long-term relationships.
Before starting a project, we conduct a needs analysis to establish the current situation and help us define what the targets will be.
Our projects cover major international issues and work towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are led by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). They replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which started a global collective effort to tackle poverty. The MDGs established, for the first time, measurable, universally-agreed objectives for tackling development priorities.