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  • Social Impact
    Social Impact

    Social Impact

    Christian Children’s Fund of Canada inspires communities to create a safe place for children to grow, laugh, learn, and play so they can achieve their full potential.

We closely follow more than 40 child development indicators to ensure children can grow up healthy and achieve their full potential.

We can measure both access to life's essentials, like clean water, and changes in behaviour, such as children using clean water to practice good hygiene and slow the spread of disease.

By carefully measuring and evaluating progress, we know when children and communities are achieving success and when they may need additional support.

Our Impact is Real

We build deep, strong roots in the communities where we work. We align our plans with national and local government strategies, hire local staff, and work closely with local partners.

We set clear goals in partnership with each community, and develop step-by-step plans to achieve them. Children, youth, community members and local partners participate and lead change.

The social impact is immense. Healthy children participate and use their voice for change. Families gain access to clean water, education, medical care, and job and skills training. Communities tackle the root causes of poverty and lead their own development.

We use results-based management to measure and evaluate everything we do. This ensures we are accountable to donors and the communities we serve, and are able to achieve the greatest change for children.

Our communities also measure their own progress. Children, youth, women and men meet regularly to identify achievements and discuss setbacks. Together, they decide on how to move forward, and request any additional support they need from CCFC.

Social impact can be seen in every community where we work through initiatives that are innovative in their design, in our partnership approach and implementation.

Sectoral Impact

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
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Health and Nutrition

Investing in health care and nutrition means better health for children, improved school attendance, greater life expectancy, and fewer childhood deaths.

In Ghana (for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015):

617

community members have been provided with health equipment and/or supplies

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1,978,000

Anti-parasitic medicines were distributed

2,022

people have received anti-malarial bed nets

12,360

children have received nutritional meals and/or food rations

10,026

children have received annual health and/or dental checkups

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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Investing in safe drinking water and sanitation means CCFC can help reduce disease and sickness, as well the long hours it takes to get water for cooking and cleaning – time that children can better spend in school.

In Ghana (for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015):

115

sanitation facilities (toilets, latrines, soakaways, etc.) have been built in households

3

sanitation facilities have been built in schools

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3

sanitation facilities have been renovated in schools

9

 

water facilities have been built in communities

74

community groups have been trained in water, sanitation and hygiene management

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Education

Investing in education means creating opportunities for the future. It also helps children grow confidently and know their rights – making them less vulnerable to violence and exploitation and better prepared to be leaders in their community.

In Ghana (for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015)

26,931

children and youth have received educational supplies (pens, pencils, books and uniforms)

19

schools, libraries and classrooms built or renovated

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170

youth have been trained in vocational skills

17,565

children and youth have participated in extracurricular activities

10,924

people have participated in awareness raising campaigns on Early Childhood Development, and other related topics



Sustainable Economic Growth

Helping adolescents, youths and adults build small businesses and participate in basic skills training means children develop greater confidence and self-esteem, and parents can provide for their children long after we leave to help another community.

In Ghana (for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015):

1,087

men were trained in collaboration and advocacy

282

tools, equipment or supplies were provided for vocational activities

2,718

women were trained in collaboration and advocacy

9

income generating activities were created in communities

2

vocational facilities were renovated

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Strengthening Community Organizations

Strong communities that work together can achieve positive and lasting change and pave the way for community graduation. Empowered communities mean children can grow, laugh, learn and play in safety.

In Ghana (for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015):

889

community leaders have been trained in management skills

448

children and youth have been trained in leadership and child/youth group management

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7,697

community members have participated in awareness raising campaigns on child rights

29

mothers, fathers and guardians have been trained on child rights and protection

12,961

people have participated in awareness raising campaigns on disaster preparedness

Christian Children's Fund of Canada partners with organizations and communities that share our values and goals

Together, we help communities become self-sustaining

A member of ChildFund Alliance