Vision

“A society where children enjoy their rights.”

The differences of class, gender, religion, disabilities, etc. are valued as part of diverse community and cultural heritage. All people have the opportunity and capacity to fulfill their basic needs and society enjoys the participation of all people at all levels of the democratic process.

Empower children, youth and their families living in difficult circumstances
– Empower civil societies and government institutions to promote child rights and peace education
– Improve the quality of life for low-income women by providing handicraft-related skills training and employment
– Institutional development and capacity building at the organizational level of CN

Mission

"We believe that every child has natural and social rights, capacities and responsibilities to develop their full potential as human beings."

In its work to improve the situation of children and youth, CN is first and foremost committed to working with their families and communities, helping them to address the problems of their daily lives and generating access to local service providers. CN facilitates processes that empower working children, youth and their families to assume active and decisive roles in solving their own problems by strengthening their life skills, improving their confidence and utilizing their existing capacity, which will result in the most effective long-term improvements in their living conditions. When families are empowered in such a way, and involved with community support networks, they will be in a better position to take an active role in their long-term future and demand the services that they need. CN believes that it will achieve genuine and lasting social change only by working closely with civil society and focusing the majority of its work at this ‘grassroots' level.