Many children who don’t have the support of stable families fall behind in school, are socially marginalised and later cannot find decent work. The economic problems in Ukraine and Malawi make this especially challenging. The child protection system struggles to cope in Ukraine, with many children in institutions, and foster families who need support. Children in Crisis Families are at risk because of factors like disability, poverty, or parental neglect.
“There is alarming evidence that the child protection system in Ukraine is failing to provide children with adequate care. As of 1 September 2017, a total of 104,000 children were dispersed throughout Ukraine’s 759 institutions, with some of them accommodating 300-400 children per setting.” –Opening Doors for Europe’s Child
“When an orphan comes to a family, [foster] parents are very often left alone with their problems.” Mykola Kuleba, Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children’s Rights
Malawi is one of the ten poorest countries in the world. AIDS has left many children orphaned, exposed to malnutrition and in extreme poverty. Only 35% of children will enrol in secondary school. (UNESCO)
Together, we have a positive impact
We help to improve the opportunities for vulnerable children in Ukraine and Malawi, and with the right social development, preparation and enough support, they can beat the odds. We take a holistic approach that directly helps the individual child and improves their environment. By supporting carers and partnering with others, we’re able to make a greater, more sustainable difference.
People like you are helping us to improve the lives and opportunities of children in care. You can get involved and donate, give time or partner today.