Child First Initiative (CFI)Rwanda

Child First Initiative (CFI)Rwandais a Non- Governmental Organization that advances children’s rights and equality. It is deeply committed to realizing children’s rights as enshrined in the National Policies and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, African Charter on Right and Welfare of a Child (ACRWC.It was established in 2008 under Voice of Community Organization and changed its name in 20116 to become Child First Initiative (CHF) with the initiation of a group of professional and representatives from Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs) working in various fields of child development and child rights in the country.
Our Visionis a community where children safe and have sustained well-being.
CFI Rwanda works with families, Schools, communities, and partners to ensure that youth and children enjoy good health, are educated for life, and are protected and participating.
Core values:
• We give priority to people before money, structure, and systems
• We speak and act honestly. We are open and factual in our dealings with donor constituencies, project communities, governments, and the public at large and with each other.
• We encourage innovation, creativity and flexibility.
• We accept the obligations of joint participation, shared goals and mutual accountability that true partnership requires.
Program priorities:
• Child skills development and participation;to ensure children have access to Early Childhood care system and the right to freely express their views and that there is an obligation to listen to their views and to facilitate their participation in all matters affecting them within the family, schools, local communities, public services, institutions, government policy, and judicial procedures
• Family strengthening; strengthening the resilience, peace and capacity of communities and partners to respond to present and future challenges to child well-being
• Systems strengthening; working to ensure that systems, structures, policies and practices support and protect the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable

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