We support children and youth in Northeast India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Laos and Myanmar.
With our projects we focus on areas that are among the poorest in the world. We travel to places where others never reach – because they are too remote, too dangerous or impassable. We focus on one region because we really want to make a difference.
Projekt locations in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Laos and Myanmar
Northeast India – the unknown poverty house
Childaid Network started in Northeast India, a region the size of West Germany with 45 million inhabitants. Northeast India is almost unknown to the world, undeveloped, and with an average annual income of less than one Euro per day per person and poorer than almost all countries in the world.
In the mountains 4 out of 10 children die before they turn five – because of malnutrition, lack of health care and lack of education. Since 2009 we have been the largest charity from outside helping the people in the region. We promise to accompany the people until they have caught up and can take their lives into their own hands. We stand by their side until their children have a fair chance to lead an independent life in dignity. Presently we are active in 400 villages, reaching tens of thousands of young people in our projects and work with our partners and tribal leaders successfully to create sustainable changes.
Our Projects in Northeast India
Nepal – emergency on the roof of the world
Nepal is the destination of many tourists. But the living conditions in the rural areas have not changed fundamentally over the past few decades. Nepal remains one of the poorest countries in the world. And off the mountaineering trails basic education remains poor and the living conditions turn increasingly precarious due to environmental changes. Thus, the talented young men migrate to the Arab Emirates. Over the past 25 years, Kinder-von-Bhandar and the Helene-Lange School in Wiesbaden have worked hard to bring basic education to an entire province. Currently we support about 40 schools and 100 teachers in Bhandar. With improved quality of education and vocational training we build a bridge for the rural people to the future.
Our Projects in Nepal
Laos – a country deprived of the future
More bombs fell on Laos in the Vietnam war than on Europe in World War II. The country has about 7 million inhabitants. Less than half of the children have access to decent primary school education. The neighbors exploit the resources. While rapid economic development takes place in Vietnam, Thailand, and increasingly in Cambodia, Laos has so far missed out.
With strong local partners, we try to change this. We revive the old traditions of silk weaving. Already we reach 200 villages and are expanding our project network further.
Our Projects in Laos
Bangladesh – a country is flooded
80% of the inhabitants of the most densely populated country on earth live less than one meter above sea level. As climate changes and sea levels increase more than 100 million people in Bangladesh risk losing their house, their fields and their livelihoods. Already migration has begun. Over the last decades Assam has become the home of more than 10 million refugees from Bangladesh and Bengal.
Bangladesh has achieved significant progress in recent decades. Most children go to school. With micro-credits, millions have developed a livelihood. But the state lacks resources for education. In particular, the tribal communities are neglected. We have teamed up with strong local partners to effectively improve the quality of education and to create good livelihood for the people.
Our Projects in Bangladesch
- Area as large as West Germany
- 45 million inhabitants
- Over 200 languages
- In the mountains 90% are illiterate
- More than 50% below the poverty line of 1 €/day
- Tribal infant mortality at 40%
- Country twice as large as Bavaria
- 28 million inhabitants
- Over 120 languages
- 28% below poverty line of 1 €/day
- Almost 50% of adults are illiterate
- Country the size of West Germany
- Almost 7 million inhabitants
- 50 tribes, 2000 ethnic subgroups
- Life expectancy 55 years
- 27% below poverty line of 1 €/day
- 2.5 tons of bombs were dropped per person during the Vietnam War
- Land twice as large as Bavaria
- 160 million people
- 98% Bengali, over 90% Muslim
- 47% of women are illiterate
- 31% below poverty line of 1 €/day