Until the 1980’s, street children’s voices went unheard and their problems ignored. In response, an international group of people who cared deeply about the plight of these children came together and ChildHope was born, becoming a registered charity in 1989. Initially responding to street children’s immediate needs for food, clothing, and shelter, healthcare and counselling, ChildHope has evolved over the years.
We have worked in a total of 26 countries, including The Philippines, Thailand, Gaza, Bulgaria and Ukraine to name just a few. We now work with like-minded local grassroots organisations in Africa, Asia and South America, challenging the violence and injustices that children face. We believe it is important to strengthen communities in order to alleviate the conditions that lead to children being on the streets in the first place and to involve children in making decisions about making positive changes. We continually look for new and innovative ways to empower street and working children and help them to get off the streets and into quality education, giving them more freedom to shape their own futures.