Vision: Every child has talents. Every child has dreams. The KidsRights Foundation, based in the Netherlands, believes in a world where all children have access to their rights and are enabled to realise the great potential they have within them.
Mission: KidsRights promotes the wellbeing of very vulnerable children across the world and advocates for the realisation of their rights, as outlined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. KidsRights sees children as changemakers in this process.
Patron: As Nobel Peace Prize winner and patron of KidsRights and the International Children’s Peace Prize, Desmond Tutu says “KidsRights seeks to give a voice to the voiceless”
KidsRights is a professional organization with an excellent network at its disposal to effectively impact the lives of vulnerable children worldwide. The overhead expenses are covered, as much as possible, by KidsRights’ Founders: a special group of companies and individuals who explicitly help finance the overhead expenses of the organization. If you do not select an aidproject yourself, KidsRights will choose a project that needs the most help.
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KidsRights was founded in July 2003 by Marc Dullaert. Born from a desire to aid very vulnerable children through direct help and to provide children with a "platform" to voice out their struggle and circumstances. He also wanted an efficient organization that would have significant impact without a large bureaucratic structure. "I want KidsRights to resemble a small fleet of rowing boats and not a large and cumbersome vessel. Well run, small but high-impact projects to aid the very vulnerable.” Meanwhile KidsRights has grown into an internationally acclaimed organization, recognized for its innovativeness and entrepreneurship. The emphasis however remains with the child: "I do not believe the drop on the glowing plate myth. Every child matters, every child is worthy of support, every child we save is worth all the effort." said Marc Dullaert.