Invest in Education
Children in India can face significant barriers to education. By investing in education, we create opportunities for the future. Learn more about CCFC's work in this sector.
Invest in Better Health
Our work in health and nutrition means better health for children, improved school attendance, greater life expectancy, and fewer childhood deaths. Learn more about CCFC's work in this sector.
Invest in Safe Drinking Water
Investing in safe drinking water and sanitation means that CCFC can help keep children healthy, and give them more time for school. Learn more about CCFC's work in this sector.
Where We Work
Featured Partner Project
Making Schools a Safe Place for Girls
As of June 2014, we’ve renovated 11 toilets and constructed 10 urinals at 10 schools in 8 villages in Tamil Nadu. We are working to remove the social stigma around menstruation, creating a welcoming and safe space for mothers, teachers and girls.
• 69 million young adolescents globally are not attending school
• In CCFC-supported communities in India, 8% of children report experiencing social and systemic barriers to education
• By the end of 2018, we plan to reduce the number of children who experience social and systemic barriers to education by half – helping them to finish school and achieve their full potential
“Like other girls of my age, I would have been forced to stay back at home embarrassed and ashamed. I would have been a school dropout.”
Our Work, in Action
We dream of a world where every child has a voice and the ability to achieve their full potential. That's why we team up with sponsors and local partners around the world to support children of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds.
Dr. J. Calvitt Clarke and Dr. Verent Mills start work with Chinese war orphans.
Dr. Clarke creates China's Children Fund (CCF).
CCF expands its work from Asia into the Middle East after WWII. Renames itself "Christian Children's Fund".
CCF has global reach, and Canadian support leads to the creation of Christian Children's Fund of Canada.
With over a billion people, India is the world’s largest democracy. But most of the population lives in villages and depends on subsistence agriculture. The government’s new liberal economic policies have brought a boom to the cities and to a small percentage of the population. CCFC has been working with professional, committed and competent partners since 1972, as “partners in development” rather than the “donor provider approach”, addressing the issues of children and poverty. Due to this partnership, 95% of children in CCFC program areas have had access to formal and informal education systems and there has been a tangible positive impact among their families and the communities as well.
How We Work