Why We Do
To Love Children advances gender justice equity for girls through advocacy, education and public policy
Gender Justice takes in hand outcomes of gender inequality. Our mission, informed by the social determinants of public health, violence against girls, and poverty. Our integrated approach has three interconnected program areas
Education - Advocacy - Public Policy
7.6 million children under the age of 5 worldwide die each year. More than 25 times that number – over 200 million children – survive, but do not reach their full potential. As a result, their countries have an estimated 20 per cent loss in adult productivity. What happens during the early year is of crucial importance for every child’s development. (UNICEF.org)
There is consistent and strong evidence which shows that:
- Brain development is most rapid in the early years of life. When the quality of stimulation, support and nurturing is deficient, child development is seriously affected.
- The effects of early disadvantage on children can be reduced. Early interventions for disadvantaged children lead to improvements in children’s survival, health, growth, and cognitive and social development.
- Children who receive assistance in their early years achieve more success at school. As adults they have higher employment and earnings, better health, and lower levels of welfare dependence and crime rates than those who don’t have these early opportunities.
- Efforts to improve early child developments are an investment, not a cost. Available cost-benefit ratios of early intervention indicate that for every dollar spent on improving early child development, returns can be on average 4 to 5 times the amount invested, and in some cases, much higher. (UNICEF.ORG)
What We Do
To Love Children educates and advocates for educational opportunities, provides subject matter expertise and contributes to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, creates culturally appropriate programs to improve community public health, along with our Special Consultative Status contributes expertise to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. To Love Children attaches importance and seeks local community input and advice and advances education as a solution to break the cycle of poverty.
Promote community education programs to build functional literacy for girls
Advocate gender justice, gender equality, and education
Educate on t health, green awareness, micro-business, and early childhood education, science, the arts
Collaborate with local communities
Collaborate with government, private, and education officials to effect positive social change
Advocate for children rights base on the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Conduct workshops to educate the public about the value of girl education
Publish books to promote literature
Promote music education for all children
Youth Based Solutions in which children and youth make decisions and take actions to help other children all over the world
Mentor children by creating opportunities for youth to learn about geopolitical forces that shape their lives.
To Love Children based on expertise, best practices, and research, focuses on early childhood to higher education programs to affect the cycle of poverty.