The structural conditions to which children and youth are subjected are crucial in order for them to live a safe and healthy childhood.
The overall objective of this intervention area is to enhance and safeguard the capabilities and opportunities for children and youth to reach their full potential and thus come to act as agent of change in their own lives and in the development of their communities.
BØRNEfonden works within the following four components in this initiative: ‘Child Development’ ‘Child Protection’, ‘Child Rights’ and ‘Child Participation’.
We work to enhance the learning opportunities for children and youth. With a focus on increased access to libraries, letter writing and homework support we ensure better changes for the children and youth to develop their reading and writing skills.
We create access to sport and creative activities, such as drawing, theatre and storytelling, and thereby enhancing children's creative and motoric development.
We support age-related activities. With a focus on age we ensure that the knowledge and competences forwarded to children and youth are related to their given life situation and thereby make the activities as beneficial as possible for the children.
We create and support safe and protective environments.
We advocate for a child’s upbringing to be in a safe and protected environment. Through campaigns targeting the broad local population we create awareness about the necessity of making a safe and protected environment for a child’s upbringing.
We focus on capacity building young people. Through educational activities we teach young people to protect themselves, mainly against HIV/AIDS and STI.
We focus on the legitimate rights for children and youth. By facilitating birth certificates we support and improve the legitimate rights of children and youth.
We advocate for the rights of children and youth. Through campaigns we influence the official institutions and organizations to implement and render existing policies in favour of the rights of the children and youth.
We enhance a supportive community structure for child participation. Through attitude-changing activities we aim to influence parents and adults to realize and acknowledge the potential of children and the sustainable affect they can have on developing their community in order for them to make children participate in the community.
We support the establishment of child-committees, where children and youth have the opportunity to develop competences and skills in self-realization and democratic processes. This will expectantly enable a desire to be active, dedicated and participating citizens.