We believe the hopes and dreams of every young person are important and deserve to be treasured. Riverview Children’s Foundation exists to rescue, protect and empower children to fulfill their potential to make a difference in the world. RCF (Riverview Children’s Foundation) partners with projects in five different countries to achieve this mandate. We support and partner with a variety of projects in Cambodia, Timor Leste, India, Rwanda and Tanzania.
As a Christian community at Riverview Church, we believe we have a responsibility to act justly and to show mercy to the most vulnerable members of society – to both our local and international neighbours.
Riverview Children’s Foundation (RCF) was established in 2003 in response to the global issue of the exploitation of young people. Millions of children and youth around the world have been orphaned and abandoned, and are innocent victims of poverty, violence, sexual exploitation and trafficking.
RCF exists to make a significant difference in the lives of these young and desperate people. We do this by supporting best practice organisations that are giving special attention to the most vulnerable children and youth.
WHAT WE DO
Our mission is to rescue, protect and empower children to fulfill their potential to make a difference in the world.
Hundreds of humanitarian organisations around the world are providing:
shelter and care for orphans
protection for young people who have been abused or trafficked
support for children and youth affected by HIV/AIDS
education and training for street kids who have had few options other than selling their bodies
Riverview Children's Foundation partners with existing child-development projects working in vulnerable communities where children have been exploited or who are at great risk of being exploited in order to rescue, protect and empower children’s lives.
Many children in the projects we partner with have been rescued from the immediate risks that accompany living in communities where poverty and injustice thrive. When children and their families have access to education, food security and other necessities, the risk of exploitation diminishes.
We work with organisations that understand and advocate for the basic rights of children to live in safety, free from the risk of exploitation, and with access to adequate shelter, nourishment and opportunity.
The projects we support seek to give children and young people the opportunity they need to thrive in the context of their own community. These projects are filled with kids who are intelligent, curious and ambitious – all they need is the opportunity to access the right tools and they will do the rest.