WHO WE ARE
Help A Child Foundation is a Christian fundraising and child sponsorship organisation. We exist only for the sake of children, which makes us unique, and means we can put children’s best interests at the heart of everything we do. Our focus is also unique. We are unapologetically committed to giving children in the world’s poorest countries both the chance of a better life, and knowledge of Jesus. Inspired by the words of Jesus in Matthew 25, Mark 12 and Luke 25, we seek out and serve “the least of these.” Last year Help a Child was able to reach over 60,000 children across Africa and Asia, irrespective of background, caste, colour, gender or creed. To do this work, we rely entirely on the generousity of child sponsors and donors.
Together we are transforming children’s lives in His name. Help a Child commenced in Australia in the mid 1980’s. It grew out of an organisation in the Netherlands called ‘Red Een Kind’ (REK), literally translated as Help a Child, which has been operating since 1968.
Our vision is to see children and young people in developing countries restored to their rightful place in society, to a place of honour in their families through sustainable economic, spiritual, emotional and social development, which permanently breaks the cycle of poverty.
To Restore Humanity in Distress:We believe in the integrity and worth of every human being, especially those oppressed by poverty and injustice, and it is our desire to see them achieve their full human potential.
Help a Child commenced in Australia in the mid 1980’s. It grew out of an organisation in the Netherlands called ‘Red Een Kind’ (REK), literally translated as Help a Child, which has been operating since 1968.
HOW WE WORK
Help A Child Australia does not itself deliver services to children in need. Instead we partner with local organisations who have the cultural knowledge and expertise to impact children’s lives in the world’s poorest countries. Our role is to equip and support our partners, and provide rights-based, community development training so they can deliver life-saving services to children most in need. These services include:
Primary and Secondary Education
Food Security and School Means
Helping broken families with income problems
Prevention of HIV/AIDS education
General health advice and education
Emergency relief in disasters
In each program, no matter what service is being provided, our staff and partners value children as unique creations of God. Each child is therefore given the chance to develop spiritually, psychologically, economically, socially and physically to the fullest of their potential.