The International Children’s Trust (the ICT) helps vulnerable children living in poverty by funding locally-based Partner organisations, currently in Ecuador, India, Mexico, The Philippines, South Africa and Sri Lanka.
Our Partners work with some of the hardest children and families to help. They start by seeking out severely disadvantaged children living in precarious circumstances:
- Children who have abandoned home and school for the streets.
- Children vulnerable to the labour market.
- Child domestic workers.
- Out of school children at risk in dangerous communities.
- Children who are unable to access the education and care they need to develop into adulthood.
- Children who live with disabilities in poor communities without access to the education and services they need.
With ICT’s funding and support, our Partners address the physical, social, educational and psychological needs of the child, so that an alternative life can be planned away from the streets or exploitative labour. The emphasis is on a sustained holistic approach that takes account of all the child’s needs and, where necessary, those of their family, for as long as it takes.
Campaigning, lobbying and advocacy are part of ICT’s on-going work. We network and cooperate with other international organisations, speaking up with authority for disadvantaged and vulnerable children everywhere.
Please take the time to browse this website and find out more about our work.