Our Theory of Change

We believe that development is about increasing possibilities and capacities of individuals to make the most of their potentials to live as full resourceful persons and together with others create caring, supportive and accountable societies.

Community and national development to us is about respecting, protecting, promoting and meeting basic rights of people including that of children for human dignity, development and survival. We believe in a well-integrated society that recognises children in every sector and creates the necessary space and opportunity to respond to their developmental needs. We also believe that every child, given the opportunity and protection by society, can optimise his/her God-given abilities and grow to lead an independent, responsible adult life.

CRRECENT believes that rights and responsibilities of children living under challenging circumstances can be realised through research, evidence-based policy advocacy, sustained and purposeful conscientisation of children and individuals living with deprived children and their institutions supported by creating concrete alternative that challenge and address structural causes and consequences of child poverty.

CRRECENT re-enforces the principle of non-compartmentalization of the child’s development and brings to the fore the multisectoral nature of children’s issues and the urgent need to tackle such at both Policy and programmatic levels.

CRRECENT targets children and youth, adults working with children and policy makers in its operations.

Beneficiaries under our programmes include:

  1. Vulnerable and challenged children (0-18) in the areas of child rights; child survival and development; education and protection.
  2. Challenged youth (19-25) in life changing programmes (education and skill development) to prepare them for successful independent live.
  3. Other beneficiaries comprise: Government Ministries such as Education; Health; Employment; Social Welfare (Correctional Centres and Remand Homes for Boys & Girls); and Local Government and Administrations.

CRRECENT’s focus ensures that the rights of children living in challenging circumstances are respected, promoted and fulfilled and that state institutions become responsible in ensuring the rights of children.