Who we are

We support children around the world to overcome barriers and access education so they can be a voice for change

Who we are

We support children around the world to overcome barriers and access education so they can be voices for change

How children are reaching their full potential…

WHO
WE
ARE

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My biggest dream is a future where children’s rights are respected and everyone expresses themselves without fear of being discriminated against.
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- Digema, 17, Nicaragua
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SPONSOR CHILD NOW!

We do sponsorship a little differently.

Sponsorship is the best way to help children access education — inside and outside of the classroom — so they can overcome barriers and dream of a future with possibility.

“My biggest dream is a future where children’s rights are respected and everyone expresses themselves without fear of being discriminated against.”
— Digema, 17, Nicaragua

“My biggest dream is a future where children’s rights are respected and everyone expresses themselves without fear of being discriminated against.”
— Digema, 17, Nicaragua

Our history

Nearly 60 years of helping children

1931

Dr. Verent Mills leaves a promising engineering career in Canada to become a missionary (and eventual hero) in China.    

1942

During the Second Sino-Japanese war, Mills rescues 142 orphans under fire, fleeing on foot 480 km to a China's Children Fund-supported orphanage.

1947

Mills joins China's Children Fund, as a regional director in Shanghai, scouting underfunded orphanages. Meanwhile, Dr. J. Calvitt Clarke, founder and missionary, pioneers a sponsorship concept connecting donors and children.      

1960

Mills and Clarke help create Christian Children's Fund of Canada since Canadians rallied around Clarke's call for sponsors.        

Present day

As Children Believe, our name helps children of all faiths understand we believe in them — and their dreams, too.

OUR PROMISE

Vegetable garden seeds held in hands

WE'RE ACCOUNTABLE

Integrity and transparency are essential to how we’ve been working for nearly 60 years.

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WE'RE RESULTS-DRIVEN

We measure what we do to ensure the greatest change possible.

Community graduation celebration

WE CELEBRATE SUCCESS

We share how the future is looking brighter for children and their families.

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I am passionate about getting the voices and opinions of children heard at home, school and in the nation.
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- Emmanuel, 12, Ghana

SPONSOR CHILD NOW!

“I am passionate about getting the voices and opinions of children heard at home, school and in the nation.”
— Emmanuel, 12, Ghana

Sponsorship empowers children to speak up

They’re learning their rights, challenging the status quo and helping end harmful practices.