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Who we are

Children Believe comprises seven offices supporting children around the world to overcome barriers and access education so they can be a voice for change

Who we are

Children Believe comprises seven offices supporting children around the world to overcome barriers and access education so they can be a voice for change

How children are reaching their full potential…

Alimata smiles at the camera

“My dream is to be a physics and chemistry teacher. I believe my example can inspire other girls.”
— Alimata, Burkina Faso

Our history

Sixty years of helping children

1931

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

Our History - 1931
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.

Our History - 1942
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.      

Our History - 1947
1960

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

Our History - 1960
Present day

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

Our History - Present day

OUR PROMISE

Vegetable garden seeds held in hands

WE'RE ACCOUNTABLE

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

School tap - Ethiopia

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!

Who we are Quote Enmanuel

“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.