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...

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:
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.