Invest in Education
Children in Paraguay can face significant barriers to education. By investing in education, we create opportunities for the future. Learn more about CCFC's work in this sector.
Invest in Better Health
Our work in health and nutrition means better health for children, improved school attendance, greater life expectancy, and fewer childhood deaths. Learn more about CCFC's work in this sector.
Invest in Strong Communities
CCFC empowers and strengthens community organizations, like local management committees, to take a lead role in their own development. Learn more about CCFC’s work in this sector. Learn more about CCFC's work in this sector.
- 29 December 2016 Alexander historias que forman parte de la nuestra
- 29 December 2016 Conociendo Canadá y Taiwán
- 29 December 2016 II Encuentro de Intercambio de Experiencias de Organizaciones Comunitarias
Where We Work
Featured project: Emerging Literacy
April 2016 – February 2017
Less than 40 percent of families in Paraguay have incorporated reading into their parenting practices, according to Latin American data from BID/PRIDI (2014). Yet, it’s critical to develop basic language skills to prepare young children for formal education. Family Reading Time was a way to train and encourage parents of 38 families to meet the educational and emotional needs of their children (aged zero to three) through daily reading. The project improved 48 children’s interest in reading and interaction with their caretakers, and we found 50 percent more books in family homes.
Funding partner: DUCA Credit Union Ltd.
Featured project: Improving health and safety in Remansito
April 2016 – April 2017
A 2015 evaluation of our Remansito program uncovered that just five percent of mothers of children aged zero to five felt they lived in a safe and healthy environment. So, we worked with 1,000+ children, youth and adults to create 100 educational kits for community leaders to reflect and inform others about local issues. There was discussion about safety (to prevent abuse), hygiene, HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancy and good nutrition. In 2017, our end-line evaluation showed a nine percent improvement in how mothers felt about the health and safety of their community. And, the results are expected to continue as the initiative continues in local schools.
Our Work, in Action
Dr. J. Calvitt Clarke and Dr. Verent Mills start work with Chinese war orphans.
Dr. Clarke creates China's Children Fund (CCF).
CCF expands its work from Asia into the Middle East after WWII. Renames itself "Christian Children's Fund".
CCF has global reach, and Canadian support leads to the creation of Christian Children's Fund of Canada.
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada has worked in Paraguay since 1995. We work in partnership with local non-governmental organizations in child-centered community development programs, seeking to improve life for children, their families and communities through activities in education, health and nutrition, and to strengthen community organizations.
How We Work