At the invitation of the Rotary Club of Coventry, our Chiedza ‘Saving and Lending’ project in Zimbabwe was entered for the Heart of England District International Awards and won first prize. The project was UKAid funded in collaboration with the International Children’s Trust.
Special Thanks to the Rotary Club of Coventry for supporting our work in Zimbabwe
ICT create real and lasting change in a child’s life by tackling the root causes of child poverty. We focus on vulnerable children living in poverty, facing abuse, violence and discrimination. We tackle the physical, educational and emotional barriers to a child’s development and create strong family and community support structures. We want a world where no child has to live or work on the streets.
BURKINA FASO: Supporting street children with medical care, psychosocial services, family reintegration, informal education and enrolment at school
INDIA: Providing education to boys from severely deprived or broken homes
SRI LANKA: Supporting children in the poorest areas of Sri Lanka through community centres
ECUADOR: Creating safe and secure environments for children at home and in their neighbourhoods
MEXICO: Providing services to street-involved children and their families
SOUTH AFRICA: Providing in-home schooling and after-school care groups
How We Work
We develop projects with local partners that tackle the root causes of child poverty in their community. While local partners understand the community needs, they often lack the capacity to provide their innovative solutions. We strengthen the capacity of our partners by pursuing funding opportunities and ensuring they are able to effectively and efficiently use those funds. We have built a network of local partners around the world who are able to share their experience and learn from each other and their solutions. We come together with a vision of a better world for our children.
We believe every child should have a safe and secure place to call home
We have been working with children around the world since 1967
We develop long-term local partnerships building trust and long-lasting solutions
Why Support ICT?
ICT works with grassroots and community-led organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We receive more requests from overseas organisations than we can support. These organisations apply for a partnership with us so that they can access funding and programme expertise, develop new skills, make strategic connections and give international visibility to their causes.
ICT ensures that those living in vulnerable situations have access to the most basic needs such as health, sanitation, education and to child protection systems. We encounter many challenges when supporting the world’s most disadvantaged children. Nevertheless, the data and stories we collect help us to understand these challenges and reduce their impact, to share and disseminate learning and to bring positive change.