We 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.

We may not change the world,
but we will change the world of the children we work with.


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

50 years of expertise working with children around the world

We develop long-term local partnerships building trust and long-lasting solutions

Our Impact

We work with 13 local partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America, delivering real change to children’s lives. We currently work in Burkina Faso, Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Ecuador and Mexico.

7,500 children directly supported in 2015

+ parents and community members

£6 million

money spent on project activities over the last 10 years

3 continents
9 countries
13 local partners

Featured News

27 Years on at JUCONI Mexico

In 1989, Fundaciόn JUCONI was founded in Puebla, Mexico with the support of the International Children’s Trust. Working with homeless children, this new professional organisation started operating a small centre that was both a day [...]

Through Joe’s Eyes: JUCONI Ecuador

In December, Nicola (one of our team members) was visiting our project with JUCONI Ecuador in Guayaquil.  Supporting street children and their families, she had the opportunity to witness therapeutic sessions with parents and children [...]

Different Reality, Different Approach

Uitsig sits in the Cape Flats, a short drive from Stellenbosch – South Africa’s premier wine region and home to a world-renowned university.  And yet life is very different for the children growing up in [...]