We believe every child deserves to grow up safe from harm. We help communities transform themselves into places where children have what they need to live at their potential throughout their lives.
No matter their age, children need loving caregivers, health care, nutrition, clean water and sanitation, education, opportunity and safety. But ensuring these essentials for an infant is not the same as for a 17-year-old.
We recognize the distinct needs of children as they grow and change — and tailor our age-specific interventions accordingly. We also know that children’s well-being is inextricably linked to their safety from abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation. So every ChildFund program emphasizes keeping children safe.
Children cannot thrive without lasting and well-established support. Protecting children and helping them prosper starts in families, extends to communities and engages all levels of government. ChildFund is deeply invested in strengthening these core support systems — for the benefit of today’s children as well as future generations. We believe this is how we will build a better world.