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Project information

Giving children a safe and secure childhood

Millions of children around the world live a life of unimaginable struggle. In the coming year, ChildHope aims to develop our existing international work and start three new programmes to protect over 60,000 vulnerable children from harm, prevent abuse, and support them to transform their future.

2011 - 2012

Charity information: ChildHope UK - children's charity

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  • Need


    Around the world too many children have no opportunity to enjoy a safe and secure childhood. Instead they are living on the streets or in slums, are subjected to abuse and exploitation, engaged in the worst forms of child labour, denied their rights, or put in prison.

    - 40,000 children in Uganda were diagnosed with HIV last year and there are 2.3 million orphans.

    - 96,000 children aged 10 - 14 are forced to work in the Gambia.

    - Over half of Bangladesh's children live in poverty.


    With 23 years' experience, ChildHope knows it does not have to be this way. Our effective programmes both ensure vulnerable children can meet their basic needs and are protected from harm and abuse, and take a long-term preventative approach that tackles the root causes of injustice.
    Working in ten countries through local partners who best understand the issues and the context, we aim to develop our existing work and start three vital new projects in Uganda, the Gambia, and Bangladesh.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Start three new vital projects that will enable vulnerable children to transform their futures.


    » Address problems of child abuse and the unacceptably high HIV infection rates among 15,000 people living in remote fishing communities in Uganda
    » Prepare and enable 1,980 child beggers in the Gambia to enrol in formal primary education.
    » Improve access to education and health services of 975 children in Bangladesh who are at risk of being forced to work on the street.

    What success will look like

    Success will 2,955 children in Bangladesh and Gambia the opportunity to access education, and raising awareness of HIV and child abuse among 15,000 people in Uganda.

    Aim 2

    Develop and expand our existing child protection, rights and participation work.


    » Build on our work in ten countries - Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, The Gambia, Kenya, Brazil, Peru, Bangladesh, and India.

    What success will look like

    Success will be...ensuring 56,000 vulnerable children are safe and secure, have their voices heard and can build a brighter future; with the root causes of injustice being tackled.

    Aim 3

    Ensure long-term meaningful improvements for the lives of children within each country are secured.


    » Provide training and support to our in-country partners so they have the capacity to run effective programmes that stop abuse in the long term.
    » Support advocacy efforts to promote societal and governmental change in attitudes regarding the fundamental rights of children.

    What success will look like

    Success will be...strong local partner organisations that run effective programmes, and that promote children's voices and advocate for change on their behalf.

    Aim 4

    Maintain and improve the quality and impact of programmes to ensure they best meet children's needs.


    » Regularly monitor and evaluate projects to ensure the effectiveness of our current work and to develop more successful programmes in the future.

    What success will look like

    Success will be...regular internal and external M&E, partner networking, the opportunity to learn from experience and use that to inform future programming.

  • Impact


    A long-term approach is at the heart of ChildHope's work. We work with communities, schools and governments to change attitudes towards fundamental rights of children.We work through local partners and build their capacity so change comes from people living in the country itself and skills remain there after ChildHope programmes end. We promote children's participation and support advocacy both by and on behalf of children.


    A significant risk is a reluctance of the community to participate in our child rights activities and promote behavioural change. To mitigate the risk, extensive community consultations are conducted when the project is planned and throughout the project.In addition, a wide range of stakeholders are consulted and are involved in project activities.


    Donors will receive a quarterly email update on the progress of the work and will receive an annual report. Donors will be invited to meet with ChildHope and partner staff to find out in-depth about the progress of the work.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £205,387

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      Amount Heading Description
      £21,233 Identifying new projects Identifying needs and developing approriate projects
      £43,311 Developing new projects Working with partners to develop appropriate projects and providing vital start up funds
      £60,366 Building partner capacity Providing training and support on project and financial management and child protection issues
      £48,027 Monitoring and Evaluation Visits, reports and external evaluations
      £32,450 Learning from our projects Sharing learning from projects to develop improved prorammes and knowledge within networks
  • Background


    ChildHope works in ten countries both those with high levels of poverty - Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Bangladesh and Peru and those with high levels of inequailty - India and Brazil.


    In every country, our projects focus on working with the most vulnerable children; children who live in the most difficult circumstances facing violence, poverty, homelessness, prison and exploitation. They are often alone or orphaned.

    But the situation is far from hopeless - the resilience and potential of the children and the commitment of our partners and staff ensures real and lasting change can, and does happen for vulnerable children around the world.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    With 23 years experience, ChildHope has a track record of developing successful integrated projects that protect children from harm, enable them to participate in their own development, and tackle the long-term causes of injustice.Our focus on local partnership ensures projects meet the needs of the children, and that skills are developed within the country for long-term change. As a small charity, we are responsive to changing needs and 88% of donations go directly to support overseas work.

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    ChildHope's Local Partners

    Our expert and committed local partners identify the need, consult with communities and in response develop and manage the project.

    ChildHope Staff And Volunteers

    Our committed team of twelve staff in the UK provide guidance in project development, monitoring and evaluation, networking and raise the funds.

    The Children

    Active children's participation is encouraged in all projects - ensuring effective programmes, building confidence, and fostering social change.


Sends 3 children in Sierra Leone back to school

"I think that children shouldn´t work on rubbish dumps because they can get sick and they miss school when they work."

Adele, Lima