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.
In 2018, Child.org delivered 483 Baby Boxes to mothers with newborn babies living in informal settlements ("Slums") in Nairobi. This small pilot programme showed amazing results and we're now planning how to build on that success.
  • Health
"I did not know I was supposed to go for postnatal care but I am really glad I did, It is very important because they helped me with the perineal tear and found out that Janeva had a problem with her belly button cord, so she was prescribed medication."Orita, mother of Janeva (pictured)
OverviewBetween June and December 2018, Child.org delivered 483 specially-designed Baby Boxes to mothers with newborn babies living in informal settlements ("Slums") in Nairobi County, Kenya. Each box included a mattress, two sheets, a cellular blanket and a mosquito net, and was printed with safe sleeping advice.
AimsThe pilot aimed to encourage mums in Nairobi to seek postnatal care and to provide newborns with a safe place to sleep. The results were dramatic - we saw an 81% increase in women and babies accessing life changing services, and 95% of mothers that received the Box used it for their baby/babies to sleep in. We're now seeking opportunities to take this work further.
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
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.