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Child protection

Children are vulnerable. They’re threatened by physical ills such as malnutrition, diarrhea and infectious disease. They’re susceptible to carers who neglect, abandon and abuse.

They’re defenseless against predators who exploit, traffick and misuse. Where children should be at school, they are instead being married as child brides, recruited as child soldiers, put to work as child labourers or struggling for survival as a child of the streets.

The formative stages of childhood are greatly influential in determining one’s path of life. Nurturing relationships, emotional support and mental stimulation are essential for cognitive development. If children are enabled the opportunity to receive an education in a safe and secure environment, they are well on their way toward a bright and fulfilling future.

Community Child Wellbeing Centre
  • Category: Child protection, Education, Life / Vocational Skilling
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Orphans
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Zimbabwe

Community Child Wellbeing Centre

Although Zimbabwe is ranked among the best in Africa for literacy rates, premature school dropout and subsequent income insecurity are rampant.  Credit facilities have little on offer for those who lack collateral security, thereby limiting their earning potential due to lack of investment.  Some are labour constrained, whilst others are labour endowed; but almost all destitute Zimbabweans are food poor and without means to support their household.

Disaster Response - Flood, Typhoon, Cyclone, Quake, Famine
  • Category: Child protection, Emergency Relief
  • Target Group: Displaced people, Homeless people
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any

Disaster Response - Flood, Typhoon, Cyclone, Quake, Famine

Natural disasters are inevitable.  Strategies of emergency risk reduction can go a long way in building community level resilience against the forces of nature, yet the impact of natural disaster rips right through communities which lack funding and local expertise.

Education & Vocational Upskilling
  • Category: Child protection, Education, Life / Vocational Skilling, Micro-enterprise
  • Grant: $10,001 to $25,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Cambodia

Education & Vocational Upskilling

In some Cambodian communities, the importance of education is not fully realised.  Children follow their parents into the status quos of rice farming, building or begging that have been the only vocational options for generations gone by.

Exploitation Recovery and Reintegration
  • Category: Anti-trafficking, Child protection
  • Grant: $75,001 - $150,000
  • Target Group: Displaced people, Marginalised people
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Cambodia

Exploitation Recovery and Reintegration

Cambodia is a source, transit and destination country for human trafficking.  Every year, thousands of men, women and children are sold by organized crime syndicates in Karaoke bars, massage parlours, street vendors, brick factories and brothels.

Female Empowerment
  • Category: Anti-trafficking, Child protection, Female empowerment, Life / Vocational Skilling, Micro-enterprise
  • Grant: $10,001 to $25,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Thailand

Female Empowerment

For years Thailand has unofficially been labeled the sex tourism capital of Asia, with Pattaya its most notorious hotspot, closely followed by the red-light districts of Bangkok and an assortment of nightclubs in Phuket.

Foster Care and Children’s home
  • Category: Child protection
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Orphans, People with Disabilities
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: China

Foster Care and Children’s home

In the Northwest of China, abandoned, impoverished and disabled children are denied their most basic needs for love and affection.  Whilst state funding covers some infrastructure, staffing and operational costs of orphanages and foster care services, its reach is limited and many gaps remain.

Jogini Rehabilitation
  • Category: Anti-trafficking, Child protection, Education, Health
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Marginalised people
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: India

Jogini Rehabilitation

The Jogini tradition has been part of southern Indian life for many centuries.  It is recognised as a form of modern day slavery whereby girls as young as 4 years-old are dedicated in marriage to a local deity and must then prostitute themselves to men as an act of worship.