Our projects liberate children and help them to realise their potential.

  • we provide long-term solutions, working to create sustainable and stable foundations.
  • we engage and empower local community groups.
  • we address challenges in the wider communities where the children live.
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  • Africa
  • Central America
  • Eastern Europe
  • Middle East
  • South Asia
  • South East Asia
Type of Work
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  • Disability
  • Domestic Violence
  • Education
  • Medical
  • Refugees
  • Rural
  • Slums
  • Street children
  • Sustainability

Albania
New Day Centre

Although Albania’s economy continues to grow, it is one of the poorest in Europe – hampered by a large informal economy and inadequate infrastructure.

Bangladesh
Home of Love

Of the 168.9 million people in Bangladesh, 31.5% live below poverty line. This is one of the world’s poorest, least developed nations.

Ethiopia
Empowerment For Education

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Guatemala
Guatemala: Street Children

In Guatemala over 54% of people live below the poverty line, with 13% living in extreme poverty. Nearly one-half of under-5s are chronically malnourished, one of the highest malnutrition rates in the world. 18.5% of the population aged over 15 cannot read or write.

Guatemala
Guatemala: Protection Home

In Guatemala over 54% of people live below the poverty line, with 13% living in extreme poverty. Nearly one-half of under-5s are chronically malnourished, one of the highest malnutrition rates in the world. 18.5% of the population aged over 15 cannot read or write. Guatemala is one of the only countries in Latin America where poverty rates are rising, with some of the highest inequity rates in the region, despite being Central America’s biggest economy.

India
Dalit Education

Despite India's emergence as an economic power on the global stage, the contrast between rich and poor is profound. According to a study published in 2016, India is the second most unequal country in the world, with just 1% of the population owning over 50% of the total wealth. Very little international aid funding or corporate funding trickles down to marginalised communities in India.

India
Emmanuel School

India is emerging as a power on the world stage, and yet poverty is a significant problem across the country. Figures from 2016 show that over 50% of India’s wealth is owned by just 1% of the population. For India's poorest people, life is very tough. Actual numbers are endlessly disputed, but probably around a quarter of the population – an estimated 300 million people - still live below an extremely low poverty line.

India
Pavement Club

Whilst India is emerging as a power on the world stage, the contrast between rich and poor is still profound. According to a study published in 2016, India is the second most unequal country in the world, with just 1% of the population owning over 50% of the total wealth. For those at the bottom of the heap, life is tough. Figures are endlessly disputed, but probably around a quarter of the population – an estimated 300 million people - still live below an extremely low poverty line.

Kenya
Spurgeons Academy

Kibera is the largest slum in Africa, located on the outskirts of Kenya's capital Nairobi. Heavily polluted by human waste and garbage, estimates vary, but up to one million people are believed to live crammed into an area of only 2.5 square kilometres,  in wood and sheet metal shacks.

Myanmar
Karenni

Kayah State (formerly Karenni State) is the smallest, least accessible and poorest of the 14 ethnic states in Myanmar. For many years, government forces conducted a policy of ethnic cleansing against the Karenni and other minority people groups. Ceasefires signed in 2012, and nationwide in 2015, are potentially still fragile.

Romania

The long rule of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his police state was overthrown in 1989. Former communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

South Sudan
Wau Teacher Training

South Sudan is the world’s newest nation, and one of the world’s most fragile states. Years of war and violence mean education in South Sudan has been severely disrupted for generations. Only 27% of adults are literate, and prospects for children are dire.

Sri Lanka
Morning Star Care Centre

Tourists see one side of Sri Lanka – sun-drenched beaches and luxury hotels. But just along Dehiwela beach is another world. This beach slum is full of squalid, ramshackle huts. High unemployment, frequent alcoholism and domestic violence, and children who are vulnerable to foreign 'sex tourists'.

Syrian Arab Republic
House of Hope

Pre-war Syria was considered one of the most educated countries in the Middle East, and standards of living were generally good. Eight years of civil war have changed everything.

Uganda
The Ark

The Ark is a day centre caring for up to 15 children with disabilities, in Soroti, a market town in rural north Uganda.

Uganda

An average population age of just 15 years means that Uganda is disproportionately young. 19.7% of people live below the poverty line.

Uganda
Rukungiri Disability

The combination of poverty and disability is toxic. Add stigma and discrimination, and the mix is even more destructive.

Zambia

Zambia has the fourth highest birth rate in the world and an extremely high HIV/AIDs burden. These factors combined with a high level of poverty – 60.5% of the population live below the poverty line – and a low level of education mean that life expectancy is low at 52 years old.