VISION & MISSION
Children Are the Future (CAF) is a European non-profit organization thas was built- and has evolved- around an ideal shared by its volunteers: that children and young adults, when given the opportunity to enjoy their rights and reach their full potential, can play a crucial role in putting an end to the negative spiral of poverty affecting so many communities.
By addressing obstacles to the welfare and education of children and young adults in poor communities in India and Cambodia, CAF volunteers and partners aim at making a modest but concrete contribution to the achievement of the Millenium Development Goals set by United Nations in order to eradicate poverty, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the UN General Assembly on 25 September 2015 [add link to http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/mdgoverview/post-2015-development-agenda.html], notably , “End poverty in all its forms everywhere”, “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture; “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”; or “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”.
CAF has been supporting local development projects for the benefit of children in Tamil Nadu, South India, since 2000. Since 2015, CAF is also providing its support to projects in Cambodia (Siem Reap and Phnom Penh).
CAF aims at creating “people-to-people” solidarity partnerships in support concrete projects addressing the welfare and educational needs of children and young adults in impoverished communities, using tailored-made programmes with take into account the specific circumstances of the target beneficiaries. Projects are designed and implemented with local partners with extensive experience in work with children in need in the field and who share the same vision as CAF.
Education is at the very core of our strategy. Too many children never get the opportunity to complete their education. In many cases, poor families depend upon the income from their children’s labour for the family’s subsistence. Without schooling, these children cannot break the vicious circle of poverty.