What we do

With a fresh approach, we can build a better world.

We do community-led development. Child.org work closely with people to ensure our work creates lasting change and helps them to lift their whole family and community out of poverty. 

We learn. Every programme that we design at Child.org has two aims. It should improve the lives of children for the long term. It should also teach us how to work better. We want to one day become a research and development hub for the sector - so we're all about collecting evidence and testing ideas.

We do good business. To fund our work, Child.org create innovative social enterprise products that make people happy. We want to make the world better with everything we do. Check them out and see if there's something for you!

Here are some examples of projects our teams are working on right now...

We're working with the World Health Organisation to investigate inexpensive innovations in quality of care, in the most dangerous country in the world to give birth.
  • Community engagement
  • Health
  • Water and sanitation
OverviewSierra Leone has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the world - and the 4th highest rate of child mortality. Some of the biggest problems lie in the country’s health system, which is critically underdeveloped, understaffed and under-funded. Child.org are working with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Department of Public Health at the University of Makeni in Sierra Leone. Together, we're investigating and testing inexpensive and sustainable innovations to quality of care that could have a big impact.
AimsWe're designing methods to assess the health needs of communities in Sierra Leone. We're collecting information that will be used by local health services, government and WHO to design, monitor and deliver improvements. Child.org will also use this data to determine which innovations and improvements we deliver next.
Our newest programme brings baby boxes to the young mums of Nairobi. Infant morbidity rates are high here, it's an area that needs more protection for the health of newborns and their mums.
  • Health
OverviewIn Kenya, one in every 26 children do not make it to their first birthday. Child.org believe there is enormous potential to change that statistic. That's why we're designing a new programme to give out baby boxes to young mums in Nairobi.
AimsEach baby box provides a safe crib for a baby to sleep in, with a mosquito net to protect them from malaria. The box contains some useful items for any new mum - including nappies! But perhaps most vitally, it may act as a powerful incentive for mums to seek professional health support.
Stopping the endless cycle of poverty through a comprehensive school health and education programme.
  • Community engagement
  • Education
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Water and sanitation
“I like HealthStart and I love working with it” Pauline (facilitator of HealthStart programme from Ogra foundation)
OverviewFor so many children, their greatest barrier to an education is their health. Child.org's largest programme tackles this problem comprehensively.
AimsHealthStart aims to provide a comprehensive school health programme - dealing with not just one problem, but as many as possible! We find ways for schools to provide clean water, soap, deworming, malaria nets, family planning, food, training in health and life skills - whatever's needed at that particular school. HealthStart works directly with schools, strengthening their internal systems and offering new ways for the school to tackle issues themselves. This way we create sustainable change that will have positive effects today and for generations to come
By giving women and girls valuable agricultural and life skills, we enable them to lift their families out of poverty for good.
  • Community engagement
  • Education
  • Nutrition
"Continued poverty in the society was due to high school drop-out rates among the girls due to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), early marriages and teenage pregnancy."Margaret Ikiara, leader of CIFORD
OverviewEmpowering women with the skills they need to develop standing in the community and feed their families.
AimsTo educate women and girls, increasing their knowledge and skills to reduce extreme hunger and child mortality.
We fund hundreds of places a year on Utopy's Charity Fast-Track, to help ambitious people train for life-changing careers in the charity sector.
  • Education
  • Social enterprise
“The first highlight of the year for me was to gain a placement with Child.org. I was assisting Charity Concierge, working on volunteer recruitment, management and operations. This has been such a valuable experience, I have gained so many new skills and discovered a lot about my strengths and weaknesses.” Georgie Hepworth, Charity Fast-Tracker 2017
OverviewCharity Fast-Track is a ten month course, delivered by Utopy, for people who want to train themselves for impact-driven careers in the charity sector.
AimsChild.org work closely with Utopy to offer professional development opportunities for people on Charity Fast-Track. We provide Fast-Trackers with exclusive work opportunities at Child.org and fund course places for up to 200 people a year. Child.org's work on Charity Fast-Track is our investment in the future of the UK charity sector. The course prepares ambitious and impressive people to have real impact and drive charities forward. Where possible, Child.org prefer to hire people who have completed the course. Charity Fast-Track can be completed alongside full-time work or study. To apply for a Child.org funded place for next year, visit the Utopy website:
We take armies of purple-clad volunteers to UK festivals. Charity Concierge is a huge amount of fun, and makes the festival a better place to be.
  • Fundraising
  • Social enterprise
"The best thing about being a concierge was being able to represent the charity and getting people talking about it. Also being able to raise such a huge amount of money in such a short time and telling people how much their donation will help in allowing children to go to school!"Kate Pryer, Charity Concierge at Latitude 2015
OverviewBringing a prestigious concierge service to the festival scene; Charity Concierges offer festival goers a little guilt free luxury
AimsThis innovative fundraising social enterprise makes festivals more fun for the customer, offers volunteers an amazing weekend working at some of the best festivals in the UK and raises thousands to help give children the opportunity they deserve. Dedicated Child.org volunteers are making up a team of the finest concierge to transform your festival experience; the muddy fields of England are gaining some high class service. You get a hot breakfast delivered directly to the comfort of your tent, or a cool beer brought to you in the depths of the main stage; and in return your money will be used to help out those who have been born into the most frightening of circumstances
Take on the charity cycle of a lifetime. Ride the dirt tracks of Africa and raise money for the Child.org projects you'll visit along the way.
  • Corporate
  • Fundraising
“I was humbled and privileged to be a part of such an overwhelming event, physically and emotionally challenged, I have recovered from the physical but the emotions and memories will live with me.” Making Tracks cyclist, Lindsey Poustie
OverviewOur challenging and beautiful cycle rides give you the unique experience of visiting the projects you're funding to see your impact first hand.
AimsOur cyclists face the ultimate challenge; fighting against the blistering heat, uneven road conditions and the test of mental strength. By taking on this adventure, cyclists raise money for children who are constantly under threat of disease, poverty HIV/AIDS and many other dangers on a daily basis. The funds you can raise through this unforgettable experience can change the lives of these children forever.
Providing fandoms with spectacular environments to test their knowledge and celebrate their passion. Whether you're a Friends fan or a Potterhead, we have a night out for you.
  • Social enterprise
“Thank you for organising a great night and super efforts from professors, ghosts and house elves!”Quiz competitor
OverviewFor the best night out around, come along to a Spectacular Pub Quiz. We'll immerse you in your favourite world for an evening full of creative wizardry. But will you take home the cup? Best brush up on your knowledge before you attend, because this is THE place for fans to show off.
AimsOur Spectacular Pub Quizzes raise thousands of pounds to fund Child.org's work supporting children in sub-Saharan Africa. And they provide people with a really fun night out!
Build a culture of appreciation at your workplace with Treat. From small Thank You rewards to beautiful Happy Parenting gift packages, we help you treat your staff like royalty.
  • Corporate
  • Social enterprise
OverviewTreat your dedicated employees to a monthly reward in the form of a scrumptious Tiffin and help to provide school meals for those who need our support
AimsYou reward your hard-working employees with a delicious treat delivered to their desk monthly and in return we will make a donation on their behalf, taking your company’s corporate social responsibility to a new level. Satisfy the mid-morning cravings of your staff AND at the same time know you are filling the stomachs of hungry children, as one tiffin equals 17 school meals for children who live in the poorest communities
Every charity thinks their people are the best in the world, but we're pretty sure we're right. Meet some of them...
  • Community engagement
  • Education
  • Fundraising
"Two of Walter’s pupils are wheelchair users, so Walter has made sure that every classroom is accessible by a ramp..."
OverviewChild.org work with some of the most brilliant people in the world. We've created a page on our website to celebrate just a few of them.
AimsWe want to demonstrate the awesomeness of all the people we work with - in the UK and in Africa. By sharing their stories online, we also hope to give you an insight into the impact your support has on the lives of other humans.
The Child.org Master Plan outlines our ambitions for the next 10 years.
  • Education
  • Fundraising
  • Health
  • Social enterprise
"The fact that there are children in the world that need help is not enough reason for Child.org to exist."The Master Plan
OverviewWe need a good reason to exist. There are always better ways to tackle problems that children face - and we’re dedicating ourselves to finding them.
AimsThere are lots of great organisations who make the world better for children. So we need to do something different, something that adds value. What the world actually needs is an organisation that will find the best ways to make the world better for children. And then share that knowledge with everyone. It won’t be easy, but we’re becoming that organisation. That’s what our Master Plan is all about.