Our mission

We create families for children in distress, we help them to build up their future and we contribute to development of the community they live in.

Our vision

“Every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security.”

 

Every child belongs to a family

Family is the heart of society. Within a family each child is protected and enjoys a sense of belonging. Here, children learn values, share responsibilities and form life-long relationships. A family environment gives them a solid foundation on which to build their lives.

Every child grows with love

Through love and acceptance, emotional wounds are healed and confidence is built. Children learn to trust and believe in themselves and others. With this self-assurance each child can recognise and fulfil his or her potential.

Every child grows with respect

Each child’s voice is heard and taken seriously. Children participate in making decisions that affect their lives and are guided to take a leading role in their own development. The child grows with respect and dignity as a cherished member of his or her family and society.

Every child grows with respect

Children are protected from abuse, neglect and exploitation and are kept safe during natural disaster and war. Children have shelter, food, health care and education. These are the basic requirements for the sound development of all children.

Our values

COURAGE

We take actions.

We have challenged traditional methods of childcare and continue to pioneer innovative child-care approaches. We help children who have no one else to turn to. With a sensitive yet confident approach we are determined to question, learn and take action for children around the world.

COMMITMENT

We make our promise true.

We are dedicated to helping generations of children have a better life. We do this by nurturing lasting relationships with our donors, our co-workers and the communities in which we are rooted. We believe that by making a long-term commitment we have a meaningful and sustainable impact.

TRUST

We believe in the children and their potential. We believe in each other.

We believe in possibilities and potentials of children we take care of, but also in potentials of our employees. We create an atmosphere full of trust, supporting and respecting each other. That fact makes us capable to provide children secure ambient and environment for their growth.

ACCOUNTABILITY

We are reliable partners.

Since 1949 we have built a foundation of trust with donors, governments, and other partners who support us in our mission. Our greatest responsibility is guaranteeing the wellbeing of children by ensuring high standards of care. In doing this we are committed to using all funds and resources wisely, with respect and accountability.

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