Our primary concern is the enhanced wellbeing of children forced to live with the effects of armed conflict. We nevertheless seek to contribute to positive change - on a social, cultural and environmental level - in everything we do.
The capacity building of our partner organisations and the sustainability of our operations are two key concerns. Through working closely with local communities, training local staff and sharing best practice models, we empower local partner organisations to continue our work long after we have left a particular country.
As part of this process, we also work to promote the hiring of local staff to execute our programmes wherever possible. Some 315 staff members work in War Child’s programme countries. Just 19 of them are expats - the others are all local employees.