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                            Our Work
ChildsLife is a catalyst for change and strengthens children and communities with sustainable solutions for a better future.
ChildsLife in Africa and Eastern Europe
ChildsLife runs an extensive program in sustainable develop- ment aid in slums, urban and rural regions of Africa and Eastern Europe. ChildsLife offers grassroots support and works based on the principle that programs need to be tailor-made and fully suited to local needs. Investing in women and girls particularly is an effective way to bring about change. Empowered women contribute to the health and productivity of whole families and communities.
ChildsLife partners with communities, schools, institutions, organizations and local governments to reach the target population. Encouraging local ownership and responsibility is key to the success of the ChildsLife program. Years of in-country
experience, detailed knowledge of the countries and its many inhabitants, and understanding of local problems ensures ChildsLife and its staff is respected and trusted by beneficiaries and partners alike.
ChildsLife is all about providing Chances for Children.
Often, however, this is not as straight forward as it would seem. To provide a chance for a child, you might need to provide chances to his/her parents; it could mean helping their commu- nity, it could mean building a school, a greenhouse or digging a well. To provide chances for children, ChildsLife’s delivery is focused on three components:
Live, Learn and Earn.
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
Inadequate access to clean water and sanitation kills and sickens thousands of people every day. Lack of proper sanitation, water and hygiene has many other serious consequences. Children - and particularly girls - are denied their right to education because their schools lack private and decent sanitation facilities. Women and children are forced to walk long distances and spend large parts of their day collecting water. Extreme thirst and diseases result in children’s diminished learning. Crops fail, livestock die and people are less productive due to illness. Without W.A.S.H., sustainable development is impossible. Access to clean water, decent sanitation together with hygiene practices, reduce child mortality, improve health and education outcomes, and contribute to reduced poverty and sustainable development. Hence, it is high on the ChildsLife agenda.
Greenhouse program for schools

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