Development Cooperation Programme 2018-21
During the current program period 2018-21 we focus on country-specific programmes and encourage our partners to advocate for the rights of the most vulnerable children in these regions.
Training and information about children’s rights and the status of girls and women is an important work from which entire communities benefit. Our particular focus is the children’s education and well-being.
We are providing practical training on how to earn a living and maintaining good health. We are conscious of environmental protection, especially in areas affected by climate change.
Our Development Programme covers 16 countries in Asia, Eastern Africa and the Middle East (after the termination of the project in India at the end of 2018). Fida receives support from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland for development cooperation.
Focus on the most vulnerable groups
In development cooperation, our focus is on vulnerable people groups: children, people with disabilities, people marginalized by society, the poorest, the untouchables and people with HIV/AIDS, pregnant and nursing women, as well as those who have been traumatized in conflicts, such as former child soldiers.
One way to achieve this is through our cooperation with schools and local authorities. Our efforts are multiplied by our partners who provide training and later apply the skills they have learned.
In addition, our global Child Sponsorship Programme currently cares for approximately 10,000 children in need of shelter, food, schooling, and safety. The children are integrated into local families and communities. The child sponsorship programme joins our development programme that enables additional assistance.