Children Are the Future (CAF) aims to make a modest but concrete contribution to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which sets out the global framework to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development by 2030, supporting projects for the benefit of children in impoverished communities in India and, since 2015, Cambodia. CAF programmes are aimed at supporting broad Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as.”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 programmes are designed and implemented in collaboration with local partners active in the field who have gained extensive knowledge and experience in working with children and young adults and communities in need in the area where CAF is offering its support.
To the extent possible, support from CAF programmes will complement existing support to address the same needs. CAF support will only be granted when existing programmes from governmental authorities or other organisations (e.g. foundations, big NGOs etc) are not available or sufficient to provide for the necessary support for the children or young adults.
ONE MISSION. MULTIPLE TOOLS
The concept of the 121 aid programmes is that one person, family, group of people or an organization helps one child or one family. The kind of support is tailored according to the particular needs and circumstances of the target beneficiaries. There are two types of 121 aid programmes:
The Family Micro-Business programme (FMB), aimed at helping families obtain the necessary income to ensure not only family’s subsistence but also the welfare and education of their children or young adults.
The Child Sponsoring programme (CS), aimed at providing direct support for the welfare and education of individual children or young adults.
The Think Big programme (T-Big), aimed at supporting not only one child or family but a whole community. It has been designed to contribute to community projects with wider impacts on the living conditions and education of children and young adults, such as building a school, buying a school bus, computers for an IT training center, a plot of land, etc.