Clean water is the first and most basic need of a community’s healthy survival. This is the basis of most of WFFC’s international development projects. Without clean drinking water, it becomes pointless to provide other assistance such as food, shelter, clothing, medical care, education, and so on.
Many water-borne diseases put children’s health at high risk. Also with limited water supply, the local agriculture suffers tremendously.
WFFC builds water wells in regions where access to water is limited and implements water sanitation and purification techniques in areas where the drinking water is contaminated.
WFFC believes that education is vital for a child’s social, emotional and intellectual development and that no child should be deprived from the opportunity of attending primary school.
To ensure that this would not happen as often as it does, WFFC strives to restore and build schools for primary education in places with the highest needs. Restoration includes improving building structures and financing the fixing or supply of new equipment such as chairs, desks, blackboards, chocks, pencils, textbooks, and other learning materials. In some places restoration may not be possible and it is therefore needed to build entirely new schools. The new schools may be as small as one classroom, or as big as ten or more classrooms.
After the restoration or building of a particular school, WFFC ensures that properly educated teachers are places. If such placements were not possible, we would try to find and train local volunteers who would be willing to teach. Such teachers, as well as their students, are also educated about children’s rights as set in the UN Convention on the Right of the Child. The local children are also trained how to participate, take actions, and become leaders of promoting children’s rights in their communities. As a result, WFFC believes that this will have an effect on local children and that these effects will spread around the globe in order to make it a world fit for children.
World Fit For Children makes every possible effort to help the sick, exploited, abused, and physically and mentally challenged children of the world by restoring and building programs and centers that would deal with these issues.
WFFC either restores unused and damaged facilities, or builds new ones, such as children’s hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and treatment facilities. Restorations of such facilities may include improving building structures, or financing the update or supply of equipment needed. WFFC also provides medical supplies and vaccines to children in such centers and to children elsewhere.
The world’s HIV/AIDS epidemic has left thousands of children orphaned and/or at high risk of infection. Raising community awareness about HIV/AIDS and establishing support centers is of primary focus to WFFC.
In today’s world, the United Nations and the European Union have almost succeeded in eliminating orphanages around the world, replacing them with an adoption system where children can be placed in group or foster homes. However, many less developed countries still have the traditional orphanage system.
Disappointingly, the children in most of these facilities are treated with the most shocking and inhumane matter. It is WFFC’s mission to ensure that these children’s rights are kept and respected as set by the UN Convention on the Right of the Child.
WFFC also helps these unfortunate orphans by supplying them directly with toys, clothing, food, and whatever is most needed. Furthermore, WFFC strives to restore unused or damaged orphanages, as well as, to build new ones where the need is most crucial.