In the heart of every child is a hunger for home. Not just for food and a place to sleep, but for safety and community. Most importantly: for love.
Children who are deprived of the guidance and protection of their primary caregivers are more vulnerable to health risks, violence, exploitation and discrimination and they are often deprived of education. OPEN strive to guard the fundamental needs of this disadvantaged population by engaging in advocacy, education, problem analysis, and the development of solutions based on sound research that can be applied by countries and NGO’s worldwide.
To build a knowledge centre where all related Children’s Institutions can be trained to the objectives of the reform/action plans and the children’s rights. Also a training centre for all persons concerned with Orphans and Vulnerable Children.
Build and facilitate a training centre in the capital, to address OPEN issues by organizing courses, workshops and conferences.