Children are the weakest, most vulnerable and innocent members of the society everywhere on planet earth. The concept of their vulnerability generally refers to children who are more exposed to risks and continue to experience negative outcomes, such as loss of education, morbidity, malnutrition, etc. at higher rates than their peers elsewhere.
Compared to adults, all children are vulnerable by nature, but some children are more susceptible than others. Child vulnerability, especially in most parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, is a downward spiral where each shock leads to a new level of vulnerability, and each new level opens up for a host of new risks.
In other words, the probability of a child experiencing a negative outcome rises with a shock. More seriously, the civil crisis in most parts of Sub-Saharan Africa has worsen the situation as most parents, who are victims, can hardly afford to cater for the welfare of their children.
To eradicate or at least reduce these impacts, as it is anticipated that in the nearest future these negative outcomes have the tendency to increase wasted human resources in various communities across the sub-region, children need to be nurtured and exposed to career acquisition opportunities that will remove barriers that stand in the way of realizing their full potential.
Cradle of Hope for Relief and Development (CHRAD) was enacted in 2006 and incorporated in 2007 as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) for the sole purpose of catering to the development needs of vulnerable children in communities where we operate.
We strive to bring together people, ideas and resources; and it is actively involved in efforts to promote change among vulnerable children toward a professional, moral and healthy social advancement in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our Organization is founded on the principles of moral discipline and broadly shared economic opportunity for sustainable development.
At CHRAD, we strongly believe that, a healthy and progressive society relies fundamentally on respect for human rights, the vitality of communities and a celebration of diversity of views and experiences. Thus, we offer an array of services that are intended to amplify the efforts of forward-thinking philanthropists, foundations, activists, well-wishers and organizations geared towards creating an enabling environment for children to realize their fullest potential under the following:
Vision:-To create a humane society in which the primary concern and pursuit is the survival and development of humankind so as to make life worth living for the vulnerable
Mission:- Our Mission is to make professional and accountable use of all available resources to transform deprived Sub-Saharan African communities into places of knowledge and center of productive economic activities, thereby creating an environment of opportunities for all.
Philosophy: -Our philosophy is that, there should be no dead-end child. In other words, every child must be given an opportunity to exhibit their God given talent(s) in spite of their plight.