Supporting parents in the first six years of their children’s life to lay the strongest possible foundations for their future

Who we are now is shaped in the first six years of our life: one million neural connections form every second at that age. By the time children start school, 90% of their brain is already fully developed.

Day by day, the brain is built through early relationships, experiences and opportunities for learning. These have a proven impact on children’s health, education and livelihoods for the rest of their life. Economists show us that supporting early childhood development is the best investment we can make in our children’s future.

Parents have the greatest impact on their children’s development

The early years are also the most vulnerable: poverty, stress and neglect can hurt children’s chances in life. Around the world, 250 million boys and girls are at risk of not achieving their full potential. But even in great adversity, the best safety net for young children is a nurturing relationship with their parents.

Contributing to Early Childhood Development (ECD)

Parents have the greatest impact on their children’s development. That is why The Human Safety Net for Families program supports parents in vulnerable circumstances by investing in parenting courses and centers. Over 3 to 12 months, parents learn how they can nurture their children’s development every day. They become more confident and cope better with their emotions and stress. Families also connect with each other as well as with relevant services.

The program shows parents how to spend quality time with their children through activities such as reading and play. These are simple practices and behaviors that have a proven impact on children’s development. It also offers advice on key topics like health and nutrition.

This way, we empower parents to build a brighter future for their children.

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Support us to help the most vulnerable!

The COVID-19 crisis is impacting everybody, but people living in vulnerable circumstances are more than ever at risk, including families with young children and refugees. The NGOs that help them every day are forced to stop their traditional activities. This opens the risk of leaving them without any support. Together with our NGO Partners, we decided to deploy resources and activities to make sure each family, child and refugee of our programmes can continue to benefit from our support. With your donation, we can jointly help more people.

Where does
the money go?

Your donation will directly support thousands of families and refugees in 21 countries where 46 NGOs are active every day.

100% for
our programs

100% of donations received are given directly to the programmes.

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