Every child has the right to a safe and secure childhood, but for many these rights are denied. Born into extreme poverty and violence, they have no-one to protect them. ChildHope believes that no child should face these challenges alone.

We believe every child has potential and that there is hope in even the most desperate situation. There are strengths within children, their families, friendships and communities. Policies and systems can be changed, to protect children and enable them to thrive.

Every child is different and each will find a unique path towards a better future. By strengthening the net of support around the child we aim to ensure that no child makes this journey alone.

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Stereotypes, attitudes and behaviours
ChildHope will provide inclusion training for staff, local partners, community members and key programme stakeholders on the Social Model and human rights-based approach to disability so that individuals are able to address their own discriminatory attitudes and behaviours, as well as challenge stigma and discrimination within others.      

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: By 2020, as a priority within ChildHope’s five-year Strategic Plan.          

Theme: Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination
Year: 2018

Capacity building: teachers and staff
The proportion of children and young people with disabilities represented in ChildHope’s education programmes will better reflect that of the society our partners are operating in. For example, in Ethiopia over 500 girls with disabilities will have access to education and be supported to transition to secondary education as part of the DfID-funded Girls’ Education Challenge.  

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
By 2021, as a priority within ChildHope’s five-year Strategic Plan and the overall impact of the Girls’ Education Challenge programme in Ethiopia.

Theme: Inclusive Education
Year: 2018

Commit to use the Washington Group questions
ChildHope and its local partners will use the Washington Group Questions in programme planning and review so that the organisation can clearly articulate the positive change in the lives of girls and boys with disabilities. 

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: By July 2019, as a priority within ChildHope’s five-year Strategic Plan.

Theme: Data Disaggregation
Year: 2018