A world where all children have the opportunity to unlock their potential in life.
- To improve children’s access to healthcare, education and child protection
- To restore children’s rights
- To empower children to create positive change
- To establish a global movement of child rights supporters
- To use our global voice to influence others to act
We make primary schools brighter, more child-friendly and healthier. We improve schools by renovating and constructing facilities including classrooms, toilets, teachers' houses, kitchens, dining halls and play-grounds. We also improve sanitation within schools by providing water sources, including water wells, rain water harvesting systems and connecting schools to water mains.
We empower children to advocate for their rights through child-to-child clubs, children are taught and empowered to advocate and lobby for their for their rights to key decision makers. We provide psychosocial to marginalised children and work to ensure that all children in Tanzania have equal opportunities.
We link schools and teach children to be global citizens: children in Tanzania and children in the UK engage in mutual learning and increase their own awareness, as well as the awareness of others, on international issues.
Participatory and child - centred workshops are also conducted in schools where children learn about their rights and responsibilities.
We help schools to provide lunches from their farms: grain and vegetables are grown on school farms and used to provide lunch and improve children’s nutritional intake at school. Parents and community members are also taught sustainable farming techniques that they can use in their own farms.
We light up family homes: our Litre of Light programme uses innovative and cheap technology reliant on sunlight, where bottles of water are installed in dark households. This kind of technology helps people to keep their houses clean, spend less money on kerosene, and children have enough light to do their homework in the evenings. Solar torches are also provided for night-time use.
We provide more opportunities for disabled children: we encourage the enrolment of deaf children into schools and we give sign language training to improve communication between deaf children, teachers and parents. We also provide vocational skills and advocate for the rights of deaf children and young adults.
We work with unsung heroes – people within communities who have been supporting the rights of children for years. By working in partnership with these local activists, we ensure that our projects are tailored to what children really want and are entitled to.
2004: Global Development Links (GDL), a volunteer-led organisation, is formed by individuals passionate about international development.
2009: GDL changes its name to Childreach International to reflect its mission of unlocking children's potential.
2009: Childreach Tanzania is founded, led by local staff who understand children’s most pressing local needs.
2010: Childreach International opens an office in India to expand Childreach India’s reach.
2010: Childreach Nepal is born, with a country office being established.
2010: Meera Rafi, Childreach International partner and child rights activist, was recognised as highly commended at the International Service Human Rights Awards. David Milton, former fundraiser at Childreach International, was awarded Best Up and Coming Fundraiser at the Institute of Fundraising National Awards. Childreach International and corporate partner The eaga Trust won the Best Overseas Project award at the Business Charity Awards
2011: Wins 2 awards for Best Fundraising Team at the Institute of Fundraising National Awards and the Third Sector Excellence Awards.
2012: Named as one of Britain's 50 Top New Radicals by NESTA and The Observer for our innovative climate change programme.
2012: Joint winner of the £50,000 Ockenden International Prize with our partner Centre for Development for our combined efforts in helping displaced people in Gujarat, India realise their basic rights.
2013: Childreach India opens an office in Bangalore to make a wider impact in India.
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