Family is the heart of society. Within a family each child is protected and enjoys a sense of belonging. Here, children learn values, share responsibilities and form life-long relationships. A family environment gives them a solid foundation on which to build their lives.
Through love and acceptance, emotional wounds are healed and children gain confidence and learn to trust and believe in themselves and others. With this assurance each child can recognize and fulfill his or her potential.
Each child’s voice is heard and taken seriously. Children participate in making decisions that affect their lives and are guided to take a leading role in their own development. Every child grows with respect and dignity as a cherished member of his or her family and society.
Children are protected from abuse, neglect and exploitation and are kept safe during natural disasters and war. Children have shelter, food, healthcare and education. These are the basic requirements for the sound development of all children.