In the 20th year of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Child Aid is still one of the many contributors to making those rights come true. Child Aid is what it says: Aid to the child, to grow, learn and live in safe and healthy conditions. All parents wish to create such conditions for their children, but many do not manage on their own.
Broadly based, Child Aid builds the capacity in the families and their communities in an all-inclusive program, recognizing that in order to nurture children successfully, the entire community must be strengthened. Families are brought together to address health and sanitation, income generation, education, district Development, Environmental awareness, and participation of children.
Child Aid has extensive outreach programs with the whole community with information and lessons on health, nutrition, hygiene, Environment and other issues, and with practical actions to improve conditions where needed. Here the primary schools in the operation areas are important cooperation partners - children, teachers and parents alike.
The concept of Child Aid leaves space for locally determined additions to the main areas, and the concept operates with using various structures in the organization of the children and their families, for example by forming Village Action Groups of 15-20 families with a coordinator, who is a volunteer from the local community. The Village Action Group works together in the day-to-day implementation of their own activities, and mobilizes more volunteers to participate.
Most of the Child Aid programs operate among the rural population, but the concept has also shown efficient in the slums of big cities, for example in the townships of Soweto, South Africa
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Planet Aid collection bin
Our steel collection bins are custom made and are designed for safe and easy use. They feature a large security chute at the front, similar to that used for a mailbox. Clothing bags and loose items go into the chute, but it is impossible for others to reach in and remove them. We know that having a secure collection bin is a key functional quality. Simple donation instructions are painted onto the front plate of the security chute.
The bins have approximately a 4 x 4 footprint and stand 7 feet tall, roughly the size of a soda machine. Planet Aid carries liability insurance to cover the bins. Our insurance agent will issue a liability insurance certificate should you request it.