Organizations That Help Children in Need
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42 Organizations That Help Children in Need

When we speak about vulnerable people, no person is more vulnerable than a child. Children’s rights are the rights of children with particular attention to the rights of special protection and care accorded to minors. Because millions of children are affected daily by war, poverty, and human rights abuse.

We must try everything in our power to help children

Many faith-based, volunteer and aid worker organizations are working to help children in need. While arranging travel, we see a global commitment to advancing children’s rights. A development we very much support since 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry which significantly affects their ability to learn. Although more children are attending school every year, nine percent of children of primary school age are still denied the right to education. These are facts which show there is still much work to be done.

Fortunately, the rights and well-being of children are a significant issue and a major goal for many international organizations. We are putting a great emphasis on the fact that this list is incomplete. Please note that we recognize the importance of the work done by any other NGO that is not mentioned herein. Should you have in mind a global organization that should be added to this list, please let us know via Twitter.

“There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace.”

Kofi Annan

  1. UNICEF
    From distributing lifesaving aid to children in the aftermath of World War II to fighting Ebola, UNICEF has been serving children for almost 70 years.
  2. Smile Foundation
    Smile Foundation is a national level development organization directly benefitting over 400,000 children and their families every year, through more than 200 live welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood, and women empowerment, in over 950 remote villages and slums across 25 states of India.
  3. Defence for Children
    Defence for Children International (DCI) is a leading child-rights-focused and membership-based grassroots Movement, founded in 1979, the first International Year of the Child.
  4. Save the Children
    The people of Save the Children help children every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, they give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children's lives now, they change the course of their future and ours.
  5. Kids Go Global
    Kids Go Global is a place for elementary, junior and senior high schools to explore global issues and then work alone or with NGOs to take action locally and internationally. It also supports students acting out the issues using theatre and provides opportunities to share student work and projects.
  6. CRY
    CRY want to enable people to take responsibility for the situation of the deprived Indian child and so motivate them to seek resolution through individual and collective action thereby enabling children to realize their full potential.
  7. Plan International
    Founded in 1937, Plan International is a development and humanitarian organization that advances children's rights and equality for girls. They strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters, and partners.
  8. Amnesty
    Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. They are campaigning for a world where human rights, including those of children, are enjoyed by all.
  9. ChildFund
    The people behind ChildFund aim to help children by strengthening relationships among children, parents, community members, local organizations, teachers and schools, governments and others.
  10. Keeping Children Safe
    Keeping Children Safe represents a commitment by organizations worldwide to help children by developing and promoting a set of robust and comprehensive safeguarding standards that all organizations can and should follow.
  11. John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights
    The John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights envisions a world that manifests a culture of peace and human rights in which the dignity of every person is respected, valued and celebrated.
  12. Kids Cancer Care
    Kids Cancer Care is passionately dedicated to helping young people affected by cancer and their families survive and thrive in body, mind, and spirit.
  13. One Child’s Village
    They are a non-governmental, non-religious charitable organization whose primary goal is to provide support for HIV/AIDS orphans in Africa. They identify the children of the world as among the most vulnerable members of our global family.
  14. Save a Child’s Heart
    Save A Child's Heart (SACH) is one of the largest undertakings in the world, providing urgently needed pediatric heart surgery and follow-up care for indigent children from developing countries.
  15. Ainembabazi Children’s Project
    Through a holistic, multi-disciplinary and child-centered approach to development, they aim to help children and support families and communities to uphold the rights of the child and meet the needs of orphans and vulnerable children, particularly those affected by the AIDS pandemic.
  16. Education Beyond Borders
    Education Beyond Borders is a non-profit, non-denominational NGO devoted to closing the global education divide through teacher professional development and community education.
  17. Say Yes to Education
    Say Yes to Education is a non-profit that revitalizes communities by helping them give every public high school graduate access to college or other post-secondary scholarships. Say Yes community partnerships also make available supports and services to develop the gifts and talents of each child.
  18. Civicus
    CIVICUS is an international alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society around the world. To do so, they focus on three priority areas: protecting the rights of civil society, strengthening civil society good practices and increasing the influence of civil society.
  19. Educate a Child
    EAC is, at its heart, is a commitment to help children who are out of school by providing them with opportunities to learn and as such, it contributes to the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 4: to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.
  20. BRAC
    Through the use of boat schools and single classroom urban schools, BRAC is working in partnership with Educate a Child to increase access to education for children living in hard to reach areas of Bangladesh’s Haor floodplain, and in the slums of Bangladesh's cities.
  21. Youth for Understanding
    YFU advances intercultural understanding, mutual respect, and social responsibility through educational exchanges for youth, families, and communities.
  22. Ministry of Women and Child Affairs
    The goal behind the establishment of Ministry of Women and Child Affairs was the creation of the Sri Lankan society that is sensitive to the needs of women and children would work for their betterment to achieve this goal.
  23. Bernard van Leer Foundation
    Since its inception, the Bernard van Leer Foundation has worked in more than 50 countries and invested over half a billion dollars toward their mission: to help children by improving opportunities for growing up in circumstances of social and economic disadvantage.
  24. Warchild International
    They, just like us, believe no child should be part of war. Ever. Children have the right to grow up in peace, free from fear and violence. War Child helps to develop their full potential and let them become the person they want to be.
  25. KidsRights
    KidsRights promotes the wellbeing of very vulnerable children across the world and advocates the realization of their rights. KidsRights sees children as change makers in this process.
  26. World Vision
    They’re continuously building relationships. By planning and working alongside local leaders, they’re finding solutions to change the future for kids and the next generation.
  27. Projects Abroad
    One of the largest volunteer abroad organizations in the world. Founded in 1992, they send 10,000 people abroad each year on a variety of service projects and internships overseas.
  28. Dignitas International
    They believe that good health care is powered by people and by science and are dedicated to improving health care, both locally and globally.
  29. Feed The Children
    They exist to end childhood hunger. It’s the cause upon they we were founded 35 years ago and the one that they continue to fight for each and every day.
  30. Action Against Hunger
    Continuously saving lives while building long-term strategies for self-sufficiency. Their global efforts save hundreds of thousands of lives each year, but millions of malnourished children remain in need of lifesaving treatment.
  31. Amref
    They are committed to improving the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities, and strengthening health systems.
  32. Health Systems Global
    HSG is the first international membership organization fully dedicated to promoting health systems research and knowledge translation.
  33. Water Ambassadors Canada
    The mission at Water Ambassadors Canada (WAC) is to respond to the global need for clean water and reach the desperately poor people in developing countries in the name of Jesus Christ.
  34. Cuso International
    A development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships and compassionate donors.
  35. Medical Teams International
    They medical and dental care, humanitarian aid, and holistic development programs to all people in need, regardless of religion, nationality, sex, or race.
  36. Humanitarian Coalition
    The Humanitarian Coalition strives to maximize Canadian fundraising efforts in support of members’ assistance programs for the survivors of international humanitarian disasters. By working together, the members seek to increase the awareness of needs, reduce the duplication of costs and take the guesswork out of giving for Canadians.
  37. Fig Tree Foundation
    In 2006, the Fig Tree Foundation obtained its status as a charitable foundation and has since then, thanks to countless hours of volunteer support, built an organization that has been focused on improving the quality of international development initiatives that come out of the Calgary community while supporting a network of organizations that deliver them.
  38. Stephen Lewis Foundation
    The Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF) works with community-level organizations which are turning the tide of HIV & AIDS in Africa by providing care and support to women, orphaned children, grandmothers and people living with HIV & AIDS.
  39. Red Cross
    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.
  40. The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)
    Alongside its sister AKDN agencies, they have implemented innovative, community-driven solutions to development challenges for more than 45 years.
  41. MasterCard Foundation
    All people, no matter their starting point in life, should have an equal chance to succeed. They believe that with access to education and skills training, people can have that chance.
  42. CARE International
    CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.

We are proud to serve multiple compassionate organizations who try to improve the lives of millions of children worldwide. Interested in more stories? Please follow our blog for more humanitarian stories, organizations and travel information. Do you have in mind another NGO focused on helping children in need you feel we should add to the list? Feel free to contact us via Twitter.

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