The Paidion Children’s Trust strives to improve the conditions and lives of children
Our Mission Statement
In the pursuit of its vision, and in order to ensure that the legacy of its founder, Paidion Trust, is secured in perpetuity, the Paidion Children’s Trust will:
Develop partnerships and initiate programmes which empower and improve the well-being of children
Promote the rights of children through the influence of public policy and social awareness; and
Sustain these initiatives through the development of a sound financial and knowledge support base.
Guiding Values and Principles
The Paidion Children’s Fund's target beneficiaries are children and youth from birth to 18 years of age who come from diverse backgrounds. To maximise the positive impact of our resources, the Fund works closely with fellow development organisations, government, the private sector and other interested parties.
The following values and principles guide the establishment of our partnerships:
Possess holistic and integrated approaches to the challenges confronting children. These strategies should recognise that children are an integral part of families and communities. The well-being of children cannot be isolated from that of their environment;
Facilitate the participation of the Paidion Children's Fund's target group in the planning and implementation of projects and programmes. This means finding cost effective methods of involving children and their communities in decision-making. Empowering such communities to take responsibility for their decisions should be a primary requisite;
Facilitate change through the work of societal norms and practices that force children to focus only on their basic needs. The absence of hunger, abuse, exploitation and homelessness are basic conditions that all children should enjoy. The programmes of the Paidion Children's Fund's partners should enhance the rights of children to reach their full potential; and promote best practice, encourage professionalism and be oriented towards achieving measurable results