BØRNEfonden is one of Denmark’s largest development organisations funded by private sponsorships and partnerships. Together, we support nearly 60,000 children, their families and communities creating their own future in Togo, Mali, Burkina Faso and Benin. In our four programme countries, BØRNEfonden’s work comprises three phases that follow the children’s development and needs, starting from childbirth and until the young people have achieved an education.
Joe & The Juice builds dreams with BØRNEfonden
15 years ago opened the juice chain Joe & The Juice its first juice bar in Copenhagen. At the same time the chain's first sponsor child. Since it has grown to 181 children - one child per. shop. But cooperation does not stop here. On the contrary, it is heading for new heights.
Plan International Denmark and Danish development organisation BØRNEfonden to merge to deliver greater impact on rights for children and youth in Africa.
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During the first years of the children’s lives, BØRNEfonden focuses on the children’s survival and on giving them a good start in life. In this phase, the risk of illness and death is particularly high. We work with improving the health conditions of infants and small children and establishing a safe and stimulating environment.
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BØRNEfonden sponsors around 11,700 children in Benin.
As the children grow older, BØRNEfonden’s work focuses on schooling and that the children can attend school. We work to ensure safe schooling without violence and to increase the quality of children’s education. Our work at the schools also concentrates on teaching the children about health and hygiene to avoid disease
BØRNEfonden sponsors more than 10,750 children in Burkina Faso.
BØRNEfonden follows the children into their youth and until they have completed an education. We work to strengthen the young people’s specific skills by helping them enter vocational training, get an apprenticeship or get microcredits and support to start their own business. We also empower the youth to know and promote about their rights and to influence political decisions that affect their lives.
BØRNEfonden sponsors nearly 12,000 children in Mali.
BØRNEfonden is increasingly cooperating with Danish and international institutional donors, private enterprises and foundations as well as national donors in our programme countries.
BØRNEfonden sponsors more than 11,000 children in Togo.