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.
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