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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 a tailormade 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 effective, practical 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 community, 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.
In 2020, however, the covid pandemic shook the world. ChildsLife’s development aid program was also turned upside down overnight but that did not stop us to continue what we
do best; reaching out and supporting the most disadvantaged communities. Sadly, vulnerable people were hit hardest.
In addition to the risk to their own health, the loss of jobs
(and income) led to severe problems. Lock downs were enforced and businesses closed. Those earning a daily wage could no longer work to provide for their families. Schools and after- school education centers were also closed by the government and with them food programs. ChildsLife rapidly developed and implemented a covid response program to effectively support and assist people in this crisis.
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
Inadequate access to clean water and sanitation kills and sickens thousands of people every day, irrespective of the corona pandemic. 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.,

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