In some countries, physical punishment of children is still the norm. Children - precious as they are in their parents' eyes - are harshly disciplined. At ChildFund, child protection is at the core of all we do. That's why we work to improve parenting and keep children safe while they are at home.
In the Pacific island of Kiribati, ChildFund has been working with UNICEF to improve safety at home by teaching child caregivers about positive parenting.
Through this initiative, parents learn alternative disciplinary measures to support child development and ensure their homes are safe places for children to grow up. In addition, by training families on health, hygiene and nutrition, children will be better prepared to learn, and by encouraging parents to get involved in their child's learning, ChildFund is helping to improve school performance in later years.Donate today towards our work in Kiribati.