The Children’s Health and Education Fund was set-up in 2004 with the vision that all human beings have the right to the fundamental necessities of life and the means to attain them.
- We work with the acknowledgement that each one of us has a responsibility towards our world family to ensure that children everywhere have access to health and education, the fundamental cornerstones to the pursuit of a happy and productive life.
- We aim to assist children to access to primary and further education and health care in different countries around the world.
- We support projects and individuals that our members have personal knowledge of and so are able to monitor. We are able to give field reports on project development, so we know that all money sent to sponsored projects is utilised for the purpose for which it is sent.
- We work with local organisations that are located within the communities they serve and so are best able to assess and address the most immediate needs of those communities.
- NO administrative costs are subtracted from money donated towards projects and children and all positions are filled voluntarily. Incidental running costs are covered by membership fees and specific donations by members and friends.
- The Children’s Health and Education Fund is a registered (No. A0046151T) non-profit, tax-exempt Charitable Association under the Associations Incorporation Act (1981).
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All. over the world, there are children whose lives are blighted due to lack of access to health facilities and whose futures remain dim because of lack of education. Children's lives can be transformed within a moment by admission to further or even primary education and this in turn affects the entire family. Education improves chances and options of employment. Children from impoverished backgrounds can gain skills for life from even a year of elementary education and acquiring even the most basic numeracy and literacy. by aquiring even the most basic skills of numeracy and literacy.
WHAT PREVENTS CHILDREN FROM GAINING AN EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES?
There can be different factors that keep a child from receiving health care and education. Educational facilities may be available within a child’s environment but lack of money for fees, books and materials or for travel to school or college can be obstacles to a child beginning or continuing their education. Ill health, environment, illiteracy of parents, domestic violence, the need to contribute to family income or to care for siblings whilst parents work, may be more complex factors impeding a child’s beginning or continuing their education. These issues all need to be addressed whilst endeavouring to assist an individual child to further education.
Apart from the issues facing individuals, a shortage of competent teachers, lack of adequate educational facilities and materials, social unrest or disintegration and family breakdown are issues that face entire communities and impede the children’s access to education and health care.
WHY EDUCATE AN INDIVIDUAL CHILD?
Providing a child with education can benefit an entire community if even a single child grows to train as a teacher, technical trainer or health-care provider. Educating that one child then benefits many generations of children
The youth of an entire community can benefit by opportunities to occupy them in their vulnerable teen years and gain skills that help build their practical future careers.
Individuals can be helped to gain skills to service the community faced with issues affecting the health of the entire community and the lives of its children can be revolutionised by gaining access to clean water supply, adequate food and basic medical care.
WHERE WE WORK
The activities of The Children's Health and Education Fund have been focused on projects in India and Mongolia for the past four years. Some details of the projects that have applied to the fund and been assisted towards their goals can be seen on the project histories page.
CHEF has been pleased to make an agreement with The Lotus Children’s Centre in Mongolia to raise money for the Centre’s various projects and also to facilitate the transmitting of donations from friends of the Lotus Centre around Australia
We are grateful for the support of many individuals and sponsors in the Australian business community. Ongoing contributions from the public make the work of The Children’s Health and Education Fund possible.
This spirit of generosity and desire to reach out to others in need is what CHEF is all about and we are proud that we have the support of people within the wider community who share our vision for a better and caring world.
If you wish to contribute to CHEF supported projects, please see How You Can Help.