POSTED October 19, 2021
Report: goals exceeded in COVID-19 pandemic relief plan
Find out how Children Believe together with members of the ChildFund Alliance are helping children and families through COVID-19
Together with members across the ChildFund Alliance — of which we are one of 12 child-focused organizations — more children and family members were helped than expected during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Alliance report Forward Strong.
“ChildFund (Alliance) reached more than 6.8-million children and family members and directed more than $100 million to COVID-19 relief efforts during the first year of the pandemic,” reads the report, which notes that the goal was to reach 6.3 million with $56 million.
The pandemic is still affecting millions across the globe, and the Alliance, including Children Believe and other members, continues to monitor the health and welfare of vulnerable children and their families.
Our combined response has followed four pillars:
- mitigating the spread of covid-19
- getting food to children and families
- keeping children safe from violence
- helping children continue their learning
At Children Believe, we provide food rations, personal-protective equipment, child-protection support and supplies for educational needs for vulnerable children and families.
ABOUT CHILDREN BELIEVE (formerly Christian Children's Fund of Canada):
Children Believe works globally to empower children to dream fearlessly, stand up for what they believe in — and be heard. For 60 years, we’ve brought together brave young dreamers, caring supporters and partners, and unabashed idealists. Together, we’re driven by a common belief: creating access to education — inside and outside of classrooms — is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.
About ChildFund Alliance:
A member of ChildFund Alliance, Children Believe is part of a global network of 12 child-focused development organizations working to create opportunities for children and youth, their families and communities. ChildFund helps nearly 23-million children and their families in more than 70 countries overcome poverty and underlying conditions that prevent children from achieving their full potential. We work to end violence against children; provide expertise in emergencies and disasters to ease the harmful impact on children and their communities; and engage children and youth to create lasting change and elevate their voices in decisions that affect their lives.