What we do

Child.org exists to spark progress in global child health. 

We do this by discovering, designing and delivering solutions that keep children alive and healthy. The work we do generates discoveries and insights that help everyone to support the health of children more effectively.

Discovery. We work to find opportunities to better help children. 

Design. We create solutions to the problems children face.

Delivery. We deliver projects - and we monitor, assess and report on the results. 

Child.org is led from our office in Nairobi, and all our work is conducted in close partnership with local communities. 

Here are some examples of projects from the Child.org incubator. Use the buttons on the right to filter by programme or type of project.

We're creating pregnancy support groups for mums in rural Kenya.
  • Delivery
  • Team Mum
“I wish I knew people go to clinics. I would have gone.”Conzolata, Meru mum and star of our Team Mum Campaign
OverviewWe're creating pregnancy support groups in Meru, Kenya
AimsTo arm new mums with the information and support they need to keep their babies safe.
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.
  • Discovery
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.
  • Delivery
  • Team Mum
  • Baby Boxes
"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.
  • Delivery
  • HealthStart
“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.
  • Delivery
"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 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.
  • Income generation
"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.
  • Income generation
“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.
  • Income generation
“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.
  • Income generation
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