ChildFund India Approach

ChildFund India takes a life-stage long-term approach to empower deprived, excluded and vulnerable children and youth in need. We support children from birth and stay with them till age of 24 years, ensuring that they become adults who bring positive change to their communities. Also, we promote to establish societies that value, protect, and advance the worth and rights of children.

Our ‘Theory of Change’ puts the child at the center of all we do and considers the different layers of potential support and risk to children. This helps us to direct our work and engage with children, families and communities to ensure healthy growth and development of children, strengthen institutions and advocate for broader reform and social change.

We believe that a child needs an enabling environment to thrive, which is created at multiple levels including family, community, institution, national and international.


During all stages of child development, the family plays a paramount role in shaping a child – physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. In other words, it is the most important foundation for a child’s development. Children receive love, care and support from parents or guardians who help them in developing a sense of security and an ability to create and maintain healthy relationships in the future. Thus, recognizing the role of families in child development, we work with parents and families to support them in caregiving roles. We make them understand the importance of kinship networks in a child’s growth and empower them to challenge the silence around inter-familial abuse.

Changing Lives, One Person at a Time.