ChildFund India Approach

ChildFund India takes a life-stage long-term approach to create opportunities for children, youth, and families with limited resources and in need to empower themselves. We support children from birth and stay with them till the 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 the 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.


The role of institutions in forming social norms, beliefs, social attitudes and practices is indispensable. Working with families and communities often makes us encounter harmful practices, which they consider acceptable. For example, child marriage in some communities is a regular practice, even though it is illegal in India. Thus, we work with societies and institutions, including health, education and justice, to inform and make them accept that harmful social attitudes, beliefs and practices must be changed to allow our children prosper in a healthy environment.

Changing Lives, One Person at a Time.