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Children's Helpers Worldwide

Children's Helpers Worldwide is a small, volunteer-run charity that supports organisations overseas that run health, education and social welfare programmes for disadvantaged children and youth in their local communities. Support for these programmes gives the children and young people a brighter future. We work in partnership with organisations in Argentina, China, Ghana, Romania and South Africa.

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Registered charity no. 1153847

Member since July 2020

About us

Our vision is a world where all children and young people can thrive, no matter their circumstances. We are a small, volunteer-run charity based in London and we work directly in partnership with organisations around the world that are serving disadvantaged children and youth in their local communities. The people running the local organisations work with the children every day and they are in the best position to understand the children's needs and the context in which they live. We assist with a variety of programmes, including education, health and poverty relief projects.

During the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns around the world, we responded to emergency appeals from our partner organisations, especially those offering food and shelter. We are continuing to support two food distribution programmes in Cape Town, that were set up in response to the rise in poverty caused by the lockdowns.

Each country where we work (Argentina, China, Ghana, Romania and South Africa) responded with different lengths of lockdown restrictions and measures. However, all over the world, the financial impact is being felt and this is making it challenging to continue to support children and youth in need. We are grateful to anyone who would like to join us in still giving disadvantaged children and young people a brighter future.

At one of our projects in Ghana, some of the young people would like to study. They are interested in taking courses such as teaching, nursing, tourism management and estimation and quantity surveying. A large donation of £250 would offer significant assistance towards the costs of the course materials and of tuition fees, enabling the young people to attend local universities and colleges in Ghana. Everything helps, and donations of any size would make a big impact for them.

Since the beginning of March 2022, we have also been trying to find support for Ukrainian refugee children and their families, as they flee to safety in Romania. Two of our partner organisations in Brasov County, Romania, are helping the families. One has become a refugee centre, with beds for 75 people. It costs around £12 per day to house a person at this centre. The costs of heating are very high during the cold weather. Any support towards providing the refugee children and their families with shelter and food will be so gratefully received.