ChildFund International

Rating: 3.65 stars   195 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services, International

Location: PO Box 26484 2821 Emerywood Parkway Richmond VA 23294 USA

Mission: ChildFund International exists to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities. We promote societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting, and advancing the worth and rights of children. One of the world''s oldest and most respected international child development organizations, ChildFund International works in 31 countries and assists approximately 17.8 million children and family members worldwide, regardless of their race, creed or gender.
Results: ChildFund has established youth clubs so children and youth can tell us how they experience poverty. From this knowledge, we build programs that address targeted issues so that programs are impactful and can be sustained by the communities served. We have improved maternal/child health, educated families on achieving a balanced diet and even helped start community gardens. ChildFund not only addresses education, but we work to improve the quality of education so it becomes meaningful. In addition, we conduct studies to determine what education or skills training are viable to the communities where the children live. We are a child development organization with programs that have a deep understanding of localities needs and a long-term goal of enabling children to become contributing adults.
Target demographics: We assist children in 30 countries, including the United States.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Direct beneficiaries include children who are sponsored by individuals or groups in the 31 countries where ChildFund works.
Geographic areas served: 30 countries, including the United States,
Programs: ChildFund works toward the well-being of children by forming partnerships with local governments and non-governmental resources to strengthen our programs. Our initiatives are locally led activities where families and communities work together to overcome poverty and protect the rights of their children. ChildFund programs are comprehensive, addressing needs throughout three life stages -- healthy and secure infants and children, educated and confident children and skilled and involved youth. This distinctive approach focuses on working with children throughout their journey from birth to young adulthood. We offer youth an opportunity to participate in youth groups and join in the decision-making processes of our work. We also address children's transitional needs from one life stage to another, to enable them to get a healthy start in life, have the tools needed to enter primary school, and eventually develop a skill or gain an education to earn a living and contribute to their communities. ChildFund works in 31 countries -- often in environments where poverty, conflict and disaster threatens children's well-being. Our programs confront critical needs of safe motherhood, the quality of education and trained teachers, HIV and AIDS prevention and care, nutritional and health needs. Nutrition includes a multi-pronged approach that leads to the establishment of home gardens and lessons in the importance of varying diets. We combat malaria through education, health care and the provision of mosquito nets. In emergencies, ChildFund provides emergency feeding and supplies as well as conducting long-term recovery programs in areas where we operate programs. In addition, youth learn skills that are vital to their communities -- skills that were identified after conducting studies to determine what needs are viable to each community.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am Rakesh reside at Dhar district of MP, India..I used to offer my service as village volunteer for ChildFund India..I am associated with this organisation because it cares for children for their Nutrition and education. This is the first kind of organisation working in our area, one of the most backward areas of India. I am grateful to ChildFund India for its responses to the poor needy children through sponsorship program..In my village around 43 children are getting benefited through this initiatives...In upcoming days we want more sponsorship to give those poor children a light of hope!

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recommend more children to be included in sponsorship program

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Rating: 5 stars  

Myself Mahend from a remote hinterland of Dahr district, M.P, India where ChildFUnd India has been working closely with the, for the and by the poor children/youth who really need support from organization like ChildFund Inida. This Organisation has the dedicated and committed team working enormously for betterment of children with the areas being Health, education and most importantly Nutrition...I am amazed at their dedication. being from the same area I used to work as youth volunteer to suffice the organisation's efforts to bring positive changes. The momentum created by ChildFund India thru youth and Child club is just amazing and Village youths like me are looking forward to keeping the tempo..We will be happy if ChildFund India can provide us with livelihood generation platform so that we can stand on our own feet.

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recommend interventions in the area of livelihood

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Rating: 5 stars  

I Pradeep Darole working with families which are supported by ChildFund since the past 12 years have come across families which were dependent on others previously are now on their own with the help of ChildFund India programs. the women have become more independent and aware of their rights

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Womens development.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hi..this is Nrendra from Jharkhand....I am taking the privilege to share few words about ChildFund India. I have been associated with ChildFund India from last 2months and 8days and I am glad that within this small period of time I am able to associate myself with ChildFund India’s area of excellence. There is no doubt that ChildFund India is doing a marvellous job at the grassroots level in preparing a ground for CHILD empowerment. Starting with health to education and ending with employment generation ChildFund India is offering a platform to rural children for overall development. Thank you ChildFund India for all its efforts in strengthening the future of our nation.

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I have realized this during working with ChildFund India

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I would like to carry its activities further.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It was indeed my privilege to be associated with ChildFund India for the causes of poor and deprived children. I closely observed how ChildFund India bringing smile on the dejected faces of children through various need based interventions. The Sponsorship program, more appropriately called Relationship program has benefited hundreds of children in the area I used to work. I wish all the best for all the future endeavors of ChildFund India. Long live ChildFund India!!

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Rating: 4 stars  

Through the sponsorship program the child and sponsors communicate directly maintaining an emotional relationship and often the sponsor helping the family financially in times of crises and emergencies. The sponsor also helps the child in his education and future career.

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It helps in overall development of the child and family

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Rating: 5 stars  

I Yashwant Palghadmal has been working with ChilFund India as Project Manager of Partner organization. ChildFund India has extended a helping hand to scores of tribal Dam displaced and beedi rollers families through various development programs (Agricultural development ,Health & Sanitation, Nutrition, Early childhood care & Development ,Education, Child Participation & Protection and Livelihood) and made them sustainable, bringing happiness and joy in the life of families of the district of Pune and Ahmednagar in Maharashtra

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In changing the lives of poor and needy families.

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Continuing support and trying to reach maximum no of families.

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Rating: 4 stars  

For the last 7 years I have been very much interested in following the latest developments/progress of ChildFund India, just for the reason of my passion for children and youth and the commitment ChildFund India has exhibited. Its contribution to the welfare of the children and increasing the participation of youth in development work is noteworthy. In the recent past it has opened its windows to other segments of development, including responding to combating HIV/AIDS through 'Link workers project, currently being implemented in 19 districts of Andhra Pradesh. My sincere appreciation to ChildFund India for the job well done and for its commitment to social cause. May I wish it continues to render its services to many more children, youth and other needy people society.

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I know several organizations which have supported needy children with the support received from ChildFund India. CFI has brought smiles on the faces of thousands of children.

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Strengthen its approach in engaging the youth in development work.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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A lot

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Rating: 5 stars  

It is our previlage to thank the ChildFund India for their great support extended to the good cause, as we are working for the children with specially abled in the district of Dakshina Kannada, Mangalore, Karnataka to integrate the specially abled children in regular education with the normal children to mainstream in the society. With the aid of childFund India we have been working in the 15 villages and educating people on early identification of Disability, causes, early diognise, rehabilitation so that we marked to prevent the disability as well also we have been touch the area of Health, Education, Child protection, participation, youth skill improvement & Income generation programme, formation of Self Help Group etc.....Thank you once again childFund India and we hats of for their assistance and programme conducted in and around the country for the grassrout poor people/ Community..With this I close my comment behalf of Mangala Jyothi Integrated School, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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with the childFund India programme and aid Specially abled children received aids and appliance and also assisted to set up the physiotherapy as well as speach therapy centre with all modern equipments. the result of this ChildFund India programme helped the specailly abled children to improve their ability and over come of deformity and to avail the education in the regular school

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promote help and support to the voluntery organization to boost them to their work for the welfare of the Deprived, vulnerable and excluded children to uplift them and get out from violation and abuse.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Good Day, I am R S Dhakar Member Child Welfare Committee, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment Government of Rajasthan, Udaipur I am also Regional Director Satya AN NGO, Jaipur. As a member Child Welfare Committee I have attended several programmes run by Child Fund India in Jhadol, Gogunda and Kotra clusters ( remote tribal area) of Udaipur ( Rajasthan) district . Having in mind the various needs and issues of underprivileged of our Society Child Fund India set a vision to empower the downtrodden children, to widen the horizon of their life, to facilitate their normal growth process, to up hold their dignity. To reach the above objects Child Fund India is providing educational service, nutritious food to combat malnourishment, health care services through Bal Vadies where there is no Government Anganwadies. In my opinion Child Fund India renders unique services for under privileged children in Jhadol, Kotra & Gogunda area About 1200 children at 32 Balwaries age between 36-60 months are benifitted. Congratulations to the team and team leader

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Well

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let u know later

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