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Giving a voice to deprived, excluded and vulnerable children and youth in need. Children in poverty have long been overlooked as solution sources. We tap into their lives and their longings to uncover truths that make a difference between barely existing and truly prospering. Implementing child development, protection and emergency assistance programs through local communities. No other child development agency has such a recognized history of establishing lasting relationships with local community leaders and people in power who can affect change. ChildFund began in 1938 as China’s Children Fund, an emergency relief organization for those displaced by conflict. From these origins, the value of trusted on-the-ground networks became our guiding principle. Making a 12- to 15-year commitment to children in communities served. There is no shortterm solution to long-term problems. Deprived, excluded and vulnerable children need consistent, compassionate care from birth to adulthood. Only then can they become parents and leaders who will bring positive and lasting change to their communities.
Our distinctive approach focuses on working with children throughout their journey from birth to young adulthood, as well as with families, local organizations and communities globally to create the environments children need to thrive. We know a healthy beginnings for infants means future promise, so we promote programs that offer:
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Good nutrition and care during the prenatal period and early years Protection against potentially life-threatening childhood illnesses Opportunities to develop and learn through play and exploration Stronger relations with the adults who care for them
We support children as they grow and develop, so we promote programs that offer:
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Knowledge and life skills in school, at home and in the community Foundations to build lifelong learning and confidence for today and hope for the future Interaction with other children, family and community members to develop social skills
We assist youth with the critical transition to adulthood, so we promote programs that offer:
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Training to acquire the skills needed to enter the workforce and meet challenges to grow into adults Skills to help understand and express emotions in ways that foster safe and fulfilling relationships Enhanced social and leadership skills to become meaningfully involved for the betterment of their communities
religious or other similar conditions. We need to give them affection. We empower children to thrive throughout all stages of life and to become leaders of enduring change. ideological. Fact: ChildFund International helps children in 31 countries. Oklahoma and Texas. we have not made evangelizing a part of work for more than 30 years. Most of them are in the age group of 5-10 years and their numbers steadily increase everyday. Dignity and. We believe that the well-being of all children leads to the well-being of the world. ethnic. and help them regain Freedom. A Future. religion or ethnic group. here’s the real deal on ChildFund International. Sri Lankan society has been ravaged by the 30 year long terrorist activities. under no circumstances. or to sponsor a child. including through parental . We serve children of all faiths.S. Myth: ChildFund helps only Christians. and thousands of innocent children lost their parents. Myth: ChildFund International is mission-based. For more information. Dreams. please call (800) 776-6767.5 million children and their family members without regard to race. Fact: Although we were founded by a Presbyterian minister in 1938. Myth: ChildFund International only helps children overseas. North and South Dakota. Hope. reach some of the poorest counties in Mississippi. Our programs in the U. Their childhood was forgotten and devastated by a horrific war-torn past. most importantly. excluded and vulnerable children. Projects Terrorism is. racial. partners and leaders of our organization. So. coastal belt and other urban areas. homes and means of sustenance. and welcome people of all faiths as employees. philosophical. while these children never realized the wonder of freedom or the beauty of innocence. Facts ChildFund International has been around for more than 70 years but people are still surprised to learn about some of the basic facts of our organization. We need to move urgently from words to deeds. including the United States. Our work is focused on changing the lives of deprived. Thousands of street children can be seen in the world’s more populous cities. Why have they become street children? Several factors prevailing in societies. click on our Strategy 2010-2015 brochure ChildFund International Myths vs. Fact: ChildFund International helps more than 13. considered justifiable under political.To learn more about how ChildFund works and its strategies to produce positive outcomes and lasting change for the world's vulnerable children. donors. Their education remained badly neglected.
payable in one instalment. the right to an education. special attention is paid to the means of income and assets of the beneficiary children concerned. religious. In these schools. Methodology Methodology Beneficiaries are selected on the basis of information and priority ratings furnished in the prescribed form by the respective Divisional Secretaries. income and asset particulars of the demised parents. care. have given rise to this tragic situation. socio cultural. including war traumatised and street children. orphans and child victims of terrorism are given scholarships to pursue their studies. utilizing funds provided by their designated foster parents. the guardians. to the beneficiary up to the age of 18 years by the . In this regard. Arrangements will be made by the Foundation for a monthly allowance to be paid each month through the nearest Post Office or State Bank until the beneficiary completes 18 years of age. leading to a sustainable future for deprived children.unemployment. and the rights to equality and protection. the right to participation. Even after the beneficiary has reached 18 years of age. with a view to filling the void created by the loss of parents. These factors have led to children leaving their homes in search of jobs. It is said that parental love and affection is a primary necessity for both the mental and physical development of a child. members of the family and current guardians if any. education and the basic necessities of life. as well as the social and economic status of their guardians. the foster parents keep track of the beneficiary’s progress while meeting any special needs. Although the government provides free education. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) advocates that every child is born with rights: the right to health. The Sri Lanka Child Protection Foundation has noticed this heartrending social issue in Sri Lanka and plans to look after hundreds of street children by providing them with much needed affection. death and illness as well as acute poverty. Abandoned children are also taken into the care of safe hands. In addition to providing funds. the Divisional Secretaries will be required to make available biographical. In terms of furnishing information regarding the beneficiaries. Special schools were set up to help street children under the newly formed Sri Lanka Lama Surakeeme Padanama. foster parents and the Sri Lanka Child Protection Foundation will monitor his / her future progress and wellbeing. But many children in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka Child Protection Foundation provides all the necessary facilities for academic and vocational training. The provision of the entire sum of money. are deprived of an education due to poverty and other social conditions. there many other factors affecting the increase of children who are not attending school.
in keeping with the current cost of living. with a view to ensuring that the beneficiaries would receive parental love. Functions of the SLCPF: • • The Sri Lanka Child Protection Foundation shall pay the guardian parents of a beneficiary. health.foster parents will ensure his/her continuous wellbeing and security. to resolve any problems that may arise from time to time. security and peace of mind deprived to them. a monthly allowance to cover the expenses incurred. between the 10th and 20th of each month. good education as well as vocational training and inculcating in them social and moral values. will forward it under registered cover. while offering solutions to the best extent. The Public Health Midwife should retain copies of all progress reports provided by her. Thereafter. a simple methodology will be employed to monitor the progress of the beneficiary. The Public Health Midwife will then perfect Part I of the progress report and get it signed by them after reading and explaining its contents. the Public Health Midwife will perfect Part II of the progress report and. health care and education. The National Child Protection Authority and the Department of Probation and Child Care shall jointly conduct workshops and provide advisory services to the guardian parents. shelter. In this regard. to the Office of the Sri Lanka Child Protection Foundation. without uprooting them from their own social and geographical environments. The Sri Lanka Child Protection Foundation will provide the foster parents with biographical data. periodical progress reports of the beneficiary and relevant information about the guardian parents. as well as to obtain monthly progress reports. The success of this programme will depend on the understanding and cooperation between the guardian parent and foster families. before the end of each month. Objective The main aim of the Sri Lanka Child Protection Foundation is to secure the future well being of children left destitute by the death of their parents due to terrorist violence through the provision of food and nutrition. In addition to the regular granting of financial assistance to guardians. . the Public Health Midwife of the respective area would meet the guardian parents and the beneficiary at the beneficiary’s residence. Preventing beneficiaries from being abused or used as domestic aides by entrusting them to the guardianship of a close relative of the child or a selected trusted family member. along with the reports of the other beneficiaries of the area. clothing. The main objectives include: • • Providing beneficiaries with basic needs such as food. conduct and other problems. and discuss any issues concerning his/her education.
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