NGO Partners

A community in action

The Human Safety Net is a net bringing together the expertise and experience of dozens of NGOs, social enterprises and experts worldwide. It is a community acting together to amplify each organization’s impact. In addition to financing our partners through grants, our approach includes: 

  • an open platform,  
  • a robust methodology for each program, 
  • a shared framework for measuring our collective impact, 
  • a global volunteering platform
  • advocacy at the national and international levels
  • an annual summit open to all our partners for peer-to-peer exchange and knowledge sharing.

Our Partners


Argentina

Fundacion Haciendo Camino
  • Families

Haciendo Camino is one of The Human Safety Net partners of the Families program in Argentina. Since 2006, the NGO has been working to improve the quality of life of vulnerable families from the north of Argentina. Their programs aim to promote integral growth and development of children between 0 a 6 years old, by accompanying mothers since pregnancy. The NGO currently has 12 centers where they treat children with malnutrition and offer workshops for their mothers.

The Human Safety Net Argentina is supporting Haciendo Camino’s activities in 5 locations across Santiago del Estero province, reaching 200 families and 400 kids from 0 up to 6 years.

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Fundación Emmanuel
  • Families

For more than 30 years, the Emmanuel Foundation in La Plata (Buenos Aires, Argentina) has been working to make family life a reality for all children, not just a privilege for some. They carry out programs for disadvantaged families and children in foster care empowering them in the process of raising their child.

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Austria

Big Brothers Big Sisters Österreich
  • Families

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is The Human Safety Net’s partner for the For Families program in Austria. BBBS is an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters International and has been offering mentoring programs for disadvantaged children and youth in Austria since 2012. Together with Generali Austria, BBBS has developed Family Mentoring (FAME), a new program designed to strengthen parenting skills and improve the lives of children ages 3-6 in deprived and challenging situations. Family Mentoring combines one-to-one mentoring with workshops for parents and children, applying a resource-based approach that is designed to foster healthy relationships between parents and children starting from an early age. 

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Bulgaria

For Our Children Foundation
  • Families

For Our Children Foundation (FOC) is The Human Safety Net’s partner for the Family Program in Bulgaria. The Program builds upon the 28-year old work of the Foundation for the complex development of the child in a secure family environment. It has three streams: family support and early childhood development services; fostering supportive environment for families and children through CSR; and developing FOC's organisational capacity to deliver quality ECD services. 

Croatia

Rastimo Zajedno
  • Families

Rastimo zajedno (Growing Up Centre for Parenting Support) is The Human Safety Net’s partner for the Families program in Croatia. First workshops with parents started in 2008, and a few years later the Centre was established in 2013 with the aim to develop accessible, evidence-based and sustainable parenting support programs and to support the network of workshops’ leaders. All programs focus on children’s and parents’ well-being and development. The program “Growing up Together- Count Us In!” is tailored to the needs of parents in vulnerable circumstances and their young children to strengthen parents’ emotional and social resources, enhance children’s resilience and stimulate secure parent and child relationship. Today it is run in 85 cities in partnership with UNICEF and the Ministry for Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy.

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Czech Republic

Vita et Futura
  • Families

Vita et Futura is The Human Safety Net's partner for the For Newborns program in the Czech Republic. Since 1991 the Vita et Futura Endowment Fund has been actively helping to improve conditions in obstetrics and child care with the objective of identifying symptoms of dangerous illnesses in newborns before birth and promoting state-of-the-art equipment during childbirth. The aim of the Fund is to prevent complications that can result in serious consequences or cause death and also supports after-birth care for extremely premature infants in specialized units, focusing on the training of doctors, midwives and medical students.

Nadace Leontinka
  • Families

Nadace Leontinka is The Human Safety Net partner for Newborns and for Families in the Czech Republic. It’s a foundation established in 2005 by the Czech company Exx (offering lighting and interior solutions). Its mission is to “bring light” to handicapped children’s lives.
Nadace Leontinka helps children and young people with visual impairment and is active across the whole Czech Republic. Within the THSN it runs early care social service in maternity hospital in České Budějovice and in families homes in all Czech regions.

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France

Resto Bébé du Coeur
  • Families

Les Restos Bébé du Coeur is one of The Human Safety Net’s partners of the Families program in France. Based in Agen (Nouvelle Aquitaine), it provides specific products that have been identified as truly necessary for parents and parents-to-be, including food, clothes, diapers and baby toys (children ages 0-18 months). The association also provides advice on pediatrics, diet and childcare.

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Sauvegarde de l'Enfance du Finistère
  • Families

La Sauvegarde is one of The Human Safety Net’s partners of the Families program in France, active in Brittany. The association helps empower parents, focusing on their needs and wishes and helping them build confidence in their parenting skills. It also provides educational, pedagogical, psychological support to families and helps facilitate personal development and social inclusion.

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Association Intermèdes Robinson
  • Families

Intermède Robinson is one of The Human Safety Net’s partners of the Families program in France. Based in Essone (Ile-de-France), they run efforts directly in areas where the most disadvantaged families are located, including shantytowns, parking lots and emergency shelters. Working directly with children, they organize cooking activities and cultural, athletic and artistic moments for isolated families in need.

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Ecole des Parents et des Educateurs des Bouches du Rhone
  • Families

L’école des parents et des éducateurs des Bouches du Rhone is one of The Human Safety Net’s partners of the Families program in France. Its aim is to support parents, social workers and teachers and facilitate the link between home and school. It is based in Marseille (Provence) and is famous for targeted actions the association runs in September and October, when children enter nursery school.

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Fondation d'Auteuil
  • Families

Apprentis d’Auteuil is a national and international Catholic NGO that works with children, young adults and families, and is one of The Human Safety Net’s partners of the Families program in France. Through several different facilities, the association welcomes people in difficulty, hosting them according to their needs and personal situations.

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AFLTransition
  • Families

AFL Transition is one of The Human Safety Net Families partners in France, based in Toulon. AFL Transition has been supporting families for two decades through a range of psychological, sociomedical, educational and psychoeducational programs. Through the creation of daily “Parental Breaks” supported by multidisciplinary groups of psychologists, educators, social workers and paediatric nurses, parents are offered various activities and workshop to improve their children development, strengthen the parent-children relationship, family budgeting.

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Singa Global
  • Refugee Start-Ups

SINGA is The Human Safety Net’s Partner for the Refugee Start Ups programme in France. SINGA creates opportunities for refugees and their host communities to meet and cooperate. Its aim is to build bridges between people that change perceptions about refugees through dialogue, cultural enrichment and creating job opportunities.

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La Ruche
  • Refugee Start-Ups

La Ruche is one of The Human Safety Net partners of the Refugee Start-Ups program in France. Since 2008, it has been promoting social innovation and equal opportunity as regards entrepreneurship. It supports under-represented profiles in entrepreneurship through educational support programs, and managing and running workplaces. Target audiences are people discriminated based on their gender, their geographical origin or actual location, or their unusual lifepaths. Thanks to a strong network of sponsors, a pragmatic teaching approach and strong connections with local players, it supports more than 150 projects every year. In 2019, La Ruche had eight branches in France.

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Each One
  • Refugee Start-Ups

each One is one of The Human Safety Net Refugee Start-Ups partners in France. each One (formerly Wintergreat) creates and deploys innovative training programs to support, include, and enable students, citizens, universities and businesses to grasp the opportunities that refugees open up for everyone. Together with ESCP Europe (Paris campus) and HEC, we support financially and operationally a 12-week tailored training program for refugee students, given each year to two classes of some 25 participants. This program has enabled refugees to take up a career path that is appropriate to their skills, experience and dreams.

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Germany

SOS Kinderdorf e.V.
  • Families

SOS Kinderdorf Deutschland e.V. is the Human Safety Net’s partner for the For Families programme in Germany. Dedicated to providing children with a safe home, SOS-Kinderdorf e.V. provides a national network of inpatient and outpatient flexible help, family counseling, educational opportunities and daycare, and is one of the world’s largest NGOs dedicated to children through its international parent organization, SOS Children’s Villages. Today SOS Children’s Villages offers over 800 services for children, young people and families who experience difficult living situations across more than 240 locations around Germany. 

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MAPP Empowerment gGmbH
  • Families

MAPP Empowerment gGmbH is a partner of the Human Safety Net for Families in Germany with their programme ELTERN-AG. Their prevention-focused empowerment programme has been designed for socially disadvantaged and isolated families. It focuses on participants' needs and improving their parenting skills as a path to providing better education, health and life chances for their children.

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LERNENDE Region – Netzwerk Köln e. V.
  • Families

Lernende Region - Netzwerk Köln cooperates with Human Safety Net for Families in Germany, and the partnership has been extended since 2020. With its sizeable local network, Lernende Region enables universal access to education in Cologne. These educational programmes provide socially disadvantaged families with new opportunities that can have a positive influence on their children's early years while promoting their integration into the wider society. 

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Social Impact gGmbH
  • Refugee Start-Ups

Social Impact is The Human Safety Net's national partner in the For Refugee Start-Ups programme in Germany, offering expert advice to start-ups and entrepreneurs whose businesses have the potential to solve societal challenges. Their grants fund up to eight months of professional consultancy, coaching, workshops and co-working workplaces, with a special focus on unemployed migrants and youth.

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FITT gGmbH
  • Refugee Start-Ups

FITT gGmbH – an institute for technology transfer in Saarland’s University for Applied Science – is one of The Human Safety Net’s partners in the For Refugee Start-Ups programme. The institute’s goal is to support refugees and migrants who want to open businesses and achieve professional independence, providing access to trainers, coaches and volunteers. As a institution that applies research for real impact, FITT is considered among the best in class for organizing successful cooperations between professors, the university and external partners. 

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Singa Business Lab Deutschland
  • Refugee Start-Ups

The Human Safety Net for Refugee Start-Ups in Germany collaborates with SINGA Business Lab, which accompanies refugees and migrants on their way to becoming entrepreneurs. SINGA prepares the newcomer entrepreneurs in various trainings and workshops to develop successful business models. In addition, mentoring programmes and networks are offered to facilitate the ideas of future entrepreneurs. 

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Bürgerstiftung Lebensraum Aachen
  • Refugee Start-Ups

Bürgerstiftung Lebensraum Aachen encourages local people to jointly shape their local living environment since 2005. As a well-connected hub for the Aachen region, this partner of The Human Safety Net Refugee Start-Ups programme supports people and diverse project with the aim to achieve social, educational, cultural and sustainable goals, drawing on 250 volunteers who work on 30 projects. Dedicated to refugee integration and inclusion, Bürgerstiftung offers an incubation programme for refugee entrepreneurs since 2019.

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KIZ Innova gGmbH
  • Refugee Start-Ups

KIZ – a partner for Refugee Start-Ups programmeme – is one of the leading agencies in Germany in the field of inclusive entrepreneurship, supporting disadvantaged people to engage in self-employment. In doing so, KIZ focuses on different development steps that build on each other and always puts the individual’s vision for themselves at the centre. Over 20,000 self-employees have been accompanied and 80% of healthy companies are still operating. KIZ is one of the pioneers of microfinance in Germany and offers specially designed credit programmes for refugee entrepreneurs.

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LeetHub St. Pauli e.V.
  • Refugee Start-Ups

LeetHub St. Pauli is one of The Human Safety Net partners of the Refugee Start-Ups programme in Germany. It offers innovative programmes to work on central aspects of social inclusion to contribute to Hamburg's changing urban society. They bring together people with and without a refugee background and support the realization of their ideas, goals and projects by founding their own company. In a community office in Sankt Pauli, initiatives and people are networking and creating new perspectives and paths together. It is a place to encounter tolerance and live integration.

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Caritas für Saarbrücken und Umgebung e. V.
  • Families

The Caritas Association for Saarbrucken has been one of the first partners of the for Families programme in Germany. As a welfare organization of the Catholic Church, they focus on applying the demands of the Gospel into social reality. They advocate the poor in the Saarbrucken region and support people who need information, advice and help. Services such as general social counselling, debt counselling or child and youth services are provided at six different locations. 

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Hong Kong

OneSky Foundation Asia
  • Families

OneSky is The Human Safety Net for Families partner in Hong Kong. Its mission is to unlock the vast potential hidden in our world’s vulnerable young children. OneSky creates and implements simple, replicable early learning programs that provide nurturing responsive care, transforming the lives of thousands of at-risk children every day, and ensuring that those most in need have a second chance at childhood.  Since 1998, we have trained more than 43,000 caregivers and directly impacted more than 200,000 children in China, Mongolia and Vietnam. 

Hungary

Pozitív Attitűd Formálás (PAF)
  • Families

The PAF (Positive Attitude Formation) Foundation is The Human Safety Net’s partner for the For Newborns program in Hungary. Active since 2011, PAF is dedicated to promoting humane healthcare and fostering coordination among healthcare professionals across the country. As partner for the For Newborns program, PAF’s ultimate goal is to increase awareness of the importance of pre-term baby care. Hungary has elevated infant mortality rates (4 per 1,000; compared to 2-4 per 1,000 in most Western European countries), and PAF will work with The Human Safety Net to lower these rates through initiatives including medical equipment donations, “golden hour” (immediate post-natal skin-to-skin contact) promotion in maternity wards, fetal movement monitoring, preterm baby care development and family follow-up. 

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India

United Way Mumbai
  • Families

United Way Mumbai is one of The Human Safety Net’s partners for the For Families program in India since 2018. It is a part of the 130+ year old United Way movement engaged in nearly 1800 communities, spanning 41 countries across the world. Its mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities to advance the common good. United Way Mumbai has been actively implementing the Early Childhood Care & Development program and working with marginalized families in India across Panvel and Karjat regions of Maharashtra in the West slowly expanding to the East and South in Jharkhand and Telangana. The program has benefitted over 3000+ children & parents so far.

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Pratham Education Foundation
  • Families

Pratham Education Foundation is one of The Human Safety Net’s partners for the For Families program in India since 2018. Established in 1995 to provide education to children in the slums of Mumbai, Pratham has grown in both scope and scale, with programs today reaching children and youth across the country. It has been implementing ‘For Families’ program in India and working on Early Childhood Education across three locations namely Mumbai, Thane, and Pimpri thereby benefitting 57 deprived communities and reaching out to 2500+ parents and 3000+ children.

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Indonesia

HOPE Worldwide
  • Families

HOPE Worldwide is The Human Safety Net’s partner for the For Families program in Indonesia. Their mission is to bring hope and change lives in vulnerable communities through education, health services and community development. Established in 1994, HOPE worldwide Indonesia serves over 120,000 people and is supported by over 3,000 dedicated volunteers.

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Ibu Profesional
  • Families

Ibu Profesional is The Human Safety Net’s partner for the For Families programme in Indonesia. It’s a learning community of mothers with aim of self improvement as a woman, wife and mother. Thus, they will be able to educate their children, manage the family, become a productive women, and be the agent of change. Established in 2011, it’s supported by 30,000 mothers from 57 cities in Indonesia, in 10 countries, that learning through online and offline.

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Italy

Mission Bambini
  • Families

Active since 2000, Mission Bambini is one of The Human Safety Net’s partners for its For Families program in Italy, where the association helps and supports poor, sick and uneducated children, or those who have suffered physical or psychological violence, giving them hope and a chance for a better life. Mission Bambini has two primary focuses: educating children in Italy; and combating heart disease in infants abroad. Over the past two decades the association has helped roughly 1,350,000 children in 73 different countries through more than 1,500 different projects.

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Centro per la Salute del Bambino Onlus
  • Families

The Centro per la Salute del Bambino (Center for Child Health and Development), is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 in Italy by a group of childcare workers. CSB’s mission is to provide equal opportunities for cognitive, emotional and relational development to all children, and it operates both in Italy and internationally.

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Fondazione l’Albero della Vita Onlus
  • Families

L’Albero della Vita is one of The Human Safety Net’s partners for the For Families program in Italy, where the association has been working to ensure children’s wellbeing since 1997. It focuses on protecting children, promoting their rights and fostering their development, as well as supporting families and communities as they work to achieve the same goals. In 2010 L’Albero della Vita began focusing on childhood poverty as well, supporting disadvantaged families through a series of interventions aimed at safeguarding the right of every child to grow up under the best environmental, familial, emotional and psychological conditions possible. The goal is to give disadvantaged families a second chance, support parents and pay special attention to children’s needs. 

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Poland

Poznan University of Medical Sciences
  • Families

Poznan University (Poznań, Poland) is The Human Safety Net’s partner for the For Newborns program in Hungary. Working actively with five clinical hospitals and a range of public hospitals, Poznan University has played a key role in training thousands of medical professionals working across the country including physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and more. Together with The Human Safety Net, the university will increase its focus on combating infant asphyxia, preparing and informing health professionals, selecting technology and protocols for early diagnosis and treatment, and building informed doctor and nurse networks.

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Serbia

Novak Djokovic Foundation
  • Families

The Novak Djokovic Foundation is The Human Safety Net’s partner for its For Families program in Serbia. Active since 2007, the foundation invests in education and support for young children, creating strong partnerships with citizens’ associations and community-based organizations in Serbia in order to give children living in disadvantaged communities an opportunity to engage in creative play and learn how to develop values and skills that will give them a head start in life and help them achieve their full potential. Over the past 11 years the foundation has built or refurbished 37 preschools, trained 1,322 teachers, supported 683 families, and served 20,708 children. Over the next decade the foundation aims to establish Serbia as a regional ECED (Early Childhood Education and Development) hub of excellence and increase preschool access in Serbia from 50% to 90%.

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Slovakia

Únia materských centier
  • Families

Union of Mother Centres (UMC) is The Human Safety Net’s partner for its For Families program in Slovakia. First established in 2003, UMC acts as an umbrella and networking organization for mother and/or family centers across Slovakia, supporting nearly 60 institutions. The organization’s mission is to increase respect for and recognition of motherhood in society, helping support motherhood in the best interests of children, mothers and families. Efforts include educational and/or training programs for mothers, networking, supporting mother and family centers, interaction and lobbying efforts with the Slovakian government and the country’s private sector, protecting mothers’ rights, combating domestic violence, organizing social and cultural events and more.

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Slovenia

Zveza prijateljev mladine Ljubljana Moste-Polje
  • Families

ZPM Moste is The Human Safety Net’s partner for the For Families program in Slovenia. ZPM Ljubljana Moste-Polje (Association of Friends of Youth) has been working with children and families for over 60 years, evolving special programs for families in need and placing special emphasis on improving opportunities for children. The association concentrates on strengthening parenting skills and helping parents improve family life for themselves and their children.

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Spain

Associació Educativa Itaca
  • Families

Associació Educativa Itaca is The Human Safety Net partner in Barcelona (Spain).  

Itaca has more than 40 years of experience working with children and young kids at high risk of social exclusion and extreme poverty.Together with THSN Espana, Itaca is developing a safe THSN home in the neighborhoods of Hospitalet de Llobregat for families with children aged 0-6y to help parents improve their parental skills and promote equal opportunities for children. The project aims to support 50 families, offering different activities and workshops, on themes like health, hygiene, nutrition, child development and play, to strengthen the confidence and security of the parents in growing up their children.

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Balia
  • Families

Fundación Balia is one of The Human Safety Net's For Families partners in Spain. Founded in 2000 with the mission to help children living in vulnerable conditions, today Balia continues to support more than 2,500 children every afternoon in disadvantaged neighbourhoods, aiming to break the cycle of poverty through education. Fundacion Balia's socio-educational model seeks to promote school success and reduce drop-out rates, develop digital skills, promote value education, while fostering emotional education and talent development.

Switzerland

Marie-Meierhofer-Institut für das Kind
  • Families

The Marie Meierhofer Institute for Children (MMI) is The Human Safety Net’s partner for the For Families program in Switzerland. For over 60 years, MMI has been committed to ensuring that all children, both inside and outside the family, are given an opportunity for healthy growth and upbringing. Supported by a research group, MMI develops assistance programs for children and their families, building centers that foster positive relationships though play and dedicated activities.

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Capacity
  • Refugee Start-Ups

Capacity Zurich is The Human Safety Net’s partner for the For Refugee Start-Ups program in Switzerland. Based in Zurich, Capacity is a start-up incubator for people with refugee and migrant backgrounds who are interested in launching a business or socio-cultural initiative. The institute offers specialized, bilingual entrepreneurship programs that let refugee entrepreneurs and locals interact within a collaborative, skill-sharing environment.

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Turkey

Acev Anne Cocuk Egtim Vakf
  • Families

AÇEV (Mother Child Education Foundation) is The Human Safety Net’s partner for its For Families program in Turkey. Since 1993, ACEV has been working to make sure every child is safe, healthy, happy and can expand his or her education. They support underprivileged young children and their families across Turkey thanks with academic research, evidence-based training programs and advocacy activities in early childhood, parenting, and women’s empowerment area. It has provided educational services for vulnerable families, reaching over a million of people and has trained over 13,000 teachers and volunteers. AÇEV’s programs are implemented widely across Turkey through local and national partnerships, as well as in different regions of the world including the Middle East and South Asia.

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Vietnam

UNICEF
  • Families

Unicef Vietnam is one of The Human Safety Net’s partners For Families program in Vietnam since 2021. 
UNICEF Viet Nam is one of more than 190 offices of the United Nations Children’s Fund globally and part of the United Nations system in Viet Nam working in close collaboration with all UN agencies in the country. Guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF has a universal mandate to promote and protect the rights of all children, everywhere – especially those hardest to serve and most at risk.
 

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NFVC - The National Fund For Vietnamese Children
  • Families

The National Fund For Vietnamese Children (NFVC) is one of The Human Safety Net’s partners for the For Families program in Vietnam since 2020. The NFVC is a state-owned organization under the Ministry of Labor – Invalids and Social Affairs (which aims to mobilize domestic and international resources to realize child protection, care and education. The NFVC has a nationwide network at both central and local levels; manages data on children who require help and children who have received help and monitors the children’s development. After 29 years of operation, the NFVC has mobilized more than VND7,200 billion at all levels, supporting over 33 million disadvantaged children nationwide. 

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