Improving the quality of life of underprivileged children in children’s homes in developing countries. We also support them when they have to leave these homes at 18 years of age without having a safety net to fall back on.
The children don’t have it easy due to poverty, illness, disability, neglect and life in a headwind. By developing countries we mean countries where there is no government support for these homes and little chance for fundraising locally. Our country of focus is Nepal.
The foundation*) finances measures that make these homes cleaner, healthier and / or (socially) safer places to grow up in and gives scholarships to home leavers who are all alone. 4 Smiling Faces does this in the belief that all children deserve to grow up in healthy and positive circumstances.
We make no distinction based on origin, gender, religion, skin colour and / or health status. Only this way children can grow into independent and positive adults that in any way, shape or form make a constructive contribution to society.
The projects are carefully chosen at all times and in close consultation with the homes in question. This is done on the basis of equality and with respect for everyone’s input. Where desirable and possible, we work together with other, like-minded people and organizations.
*) Our official Dutch name is Stichting Helping Hands 4 Smiling Faces. On a daily basis we use the short version 4 Smiling Faces.