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Ethiopia
Atsede and her Father's Story

Atsede and her Father's Story

Atsede is student from our Girls Education Challenge programme, she wants to be a journalist to give people unbiased news.

Sectors:
EducationWomen and Girls

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United Kingdom
Charles' Story

Charles' Story

Charles has been supporting ChildHope since 1997! Between 1988 and 2002, he ran an impressive 16
marathons for his favourite charities. Today he has swapped his running vest for an apron.

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Ethiopia
Indi's experience interning at ChildHope

Indi's experience interning at ChildHope

Sectors:
Enterprise and training

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Nepal
Pujan's Story

Pujan's Story

*Pujan is a hardworking 17 year old. He's chosen to pursue a future in tailoring so he can be independent and work from his home.

Sectors:
EducationEnterprise and trainingFinancial Inclusion

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India
Amjad's Story

Amjad's Story

*Amjad is 17 and has a dream of becoming a chef in a hotel. For now, he is very proud to work as a Child Health Educator, helping other street children.

Sectors:
EducationEnterprise and trainingHealth and social welfare

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Ethiopia
Young people's understanding of uncertainty in Ethiopia

Young people's understanding of uncertainty in Ethiopia

Our research work into young people's understanding of uncertainty, violence, poverty and rights in post-conflict and fragile environments in Ethiopia.

Sectors:
EducationEnterprise and trainingWomen and Girls

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India
Saddam's story

Saddam's story

Saddam is working as a kitchen hand with dreams of one day opening his own restaurant. He used to work with his father as a waste picker to support his family. For Saddam, completing a food preparation course saved him from a life of rubbish picking. Now, he is saving for his future dreams and supporting his mother so she doesn't have to work as a domestic worker.

Sectors:
EducationEnterprise and training

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India
Nasrin's story

Nasrin's story

Nasrin is about to graduate from the Grambangla School. She has been working hard and plans to study tailoring so that she can get a decent job in a garment factory.

Sectors:
EducationWomen and Girls

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India
Mira's story

Mira's story

Mira's dream is to become a doctor. Though she enjoys school, she didn't have the easiest path to education. When her parents found someone for her to marry, Mira was worried about her future.

Sectors:
EducationWomen and Girls

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India
Lives transformed by Butterflies

Lives transformed by Butterflies

Butterflies has been working with street connected children since 1989. Read the stories of Laxmi the ethical entrepreneur and Suraj the future doctor.

Sectors:
EducationFinancial InclusionHealth and social welfareInnovationWomen and Girls

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Asia
ChildHope joins the UN Global Compact

ChildHope joins the UN Global Compact

ChildHope has joined the UN Global Compact

Sectors:
Innovation

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Ethiopia
Read our paper in the latest IDS Bulletin

Read our paper in the latest IDS Bulletin

'Exploring research-policy partnerships in international development' is the latest IDS Bulletin which features contributions from our team and partners.

Sectors:
Health and social welfare

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Sierra Leone
Children’s Participation and Sexual Violence, Lunch and Learn Seminar

Children’s Participation and Sexual Violence, Lunch and Learn Seminar

Helen Veitch led our Lunch and Learn seminar on the subject of Children’s Participation and Sexual Violence, find out more about our Safeguarding seminars.

Sectors:
EducationEnterprise and trainingInnovation

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Kenya
Doctor Aspirations in Kenya

Doctor Aspirations in Kenya

ChildHope believes in encouraging children to shape their futures to new heights. We hear about Steven's new aspirations to become a Doctor.

Sectors:
EducationHealth and social welfareInnovation

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Sierra Leone
5 minutes with…Future Focus Foundation, Sierra Leone

5 minutes with…Future Focus Foundation, Sierra Leone

ChildHope talk with Future Focus Foundations' Umaro Sheriff to discuss the power of volunteering and issues face by women and children in Sierra Leone.

Sectors:
EducationEnterprise and trainingInnovation

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Nepal
Tukaram's Story

Tukaram's Story

Tukaram lives with his Grandfather, with not enough money to attend school. ChildHope aided Tukaram to re-enrol and start building his future.

Sectors:
EducationEnterprise and trainingHealth and social welfareInnovation

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Ethiopia
Interview with a GEC Teacher

Interview with a GEC Teacher

We speak to a teacher in the Girls Education Challenge (GEC) programme which empowers the girls of the world to sculpt their own futures.

Sectors:
EducationEnterprise and trainingHealth and social welfareInnovationWomen and Girls

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Kenya
South to South Safeguarding Network

South to South Safeguarding Network

ChildHope utilised a Comic Relief grant to create the South to South Safeguarding Network.

Sectors:
EducationEnterprise and trainingInnovation

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Nepal
Community Led Action against Modern-slavery and Poverty

Community Led Action against Modern-slavery and Poverty

CLAMP, which stands for Community Led Action against Modern-slavery and Poverty, is a three year project focused on ending modern slavery and human trafficking in Nepal and supporting those who have been victims. To deliver this programme we are partnering with Shakti Samuha. We spoke to Project Manager Sarala Tamang to find out more about their work in Nepal and what CLAMP will achieve.

Sectors:
EducationEnterprise and trainingHealth and social welfareWomen and Girls

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India
The real meaning behind child participation

The real meaning behind child participation

ChildHope has been working with Butterflies India for over a decade. Here, Butterflies’ founder and director Rita Panicker describes the real meaning behind children’s participation.

Sectors:
EducationEnterprise and trainingFinancial InclusionHealth and social welfareInnovationWomen and Girls

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Bangladesh
Supporting Garment Factory workers and their children

Supporting Garment Factory workers and their children

In Dhaka, ChildHope and our partner Nagorik Uddyog are running centres that protect, educate and nourish children while their mothers work long hours in garment factories. These life-changing centres are being funded by the UK-based charity TRAID. We spoke to Angela Russ to find out more about TRAID and what it hopes to achieve through its partnership with ChildHope.

Sectors:
EducationEnterprise and trainingHealth and social welfareWomen and Girls

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Kenya
Life for children living on the streets in Kenya

Life for children living on the streets in Kenya

Our partner Glad’s House supports children and young people living on the streets of Mombasa by providing them with food, healthcare, education and, crucially, adults they can trust. Here, Vicky Ferguson from Glad’s House describes how these children and young people are rounded up and imprisoned for the ‘crime’ of being homeless – and what Glad’s House is trying to do about it.

Sectors:
EducationHealth and social welfareInnovation

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Sierra Leone
Marjorie's Story

Marjorie's Story

Marjorie was still in primary school when she realised she was pregnant. “I was driven away by my parents for what they referred to as shame in the family"

Sectors:
EducationEnterprise and trainingFinancial InclusionHealth and social welfareInnovationWomen and Girls

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Kenya
Interview with Vicky from Glad's House

Interview with Vicky from Glad's House

ChildHope is proud to be working with Glad’s House, an organisation supporting children and young people who live on the streets of Mombasa, Kenya. Glad’s House’s chief executive Vicky Ferguson tells us more.

Sectors:
EducationHealth and social welfareInnovation

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India
Deaf Child Worldwide

Deaf Child Worldwide

Around four years ago, we decided to invest more to integrate safeguarding into everything we were doing. We wanted to make sure everyone on our team was up to speed with safeguarding and child protection, so we invited ChildHope in to do some training for us.

Sectors:
EducationEnterprise and trainingInnovation

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Bangladesh
Sokhina's Story

Sokhina's Story

16 year-old Sokhina lives in a slum near the Matuail dumping site with her parents. After moving to Dhaka, Sokhina started work as a waste picker.

Sectors:
EducationEnterprise and trainingFinancial InclusionHealth and social welfareWomen and Girls

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Bangladesh
Sabina's story

Sabina's story

The recent experiences of 14-year-old Sabina show what a fragile existence many Bangladeshi children endure. Sabina had to drop out of school to find work.

Sectors:
EducationEnterprise and trainingHealth and social welfareWomen and Girls

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Kenya
Ben's Story

Ben's Story

Social workers worked with Ben on addressing the traumas he had experienced and rebuilding his self-esteem. Overcoming Childhood trauma

Sectors:
EducationHealth and social welfareInnovation

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India
Rohit's Story

Rohit's Story

"My membership in the Children’s Health Cooperative had a huge effect on my unhealthy behaviours."

Sectors:
EducationEnterprise and trainingFinancial InclusionHealth and social welfareInnovation

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Uganda
Stella's Story

Stella's Story

“I feel confident whereas before I just had fear.” Life was dangerous for Stella. She was frequently beaten & raped.

Sectors:
EducationEnterprise and trainingHealth and social welfareInnovationWomen and Girls

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Ethiopia
Bezu's Story

Bezu's Story

'When I was 13 I didn’t know but a marriage had been arranged for me by my parents, to a man.' 'Once you’ve been abducted you’re his.'

Sectors:
EducationEnterprise and trainingHealth and social welfareInnovationWomen and Girls

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Kenya
In their words

In their words

In the Mathare Slum, Nairobi, 15 mothers have come together to form a group savings scheme. Working together to plan better for their childre

Sectors:
EducationEnterprise and trainingFinancial InclusionHealth and social welfareInnovationWomen and Girls

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