"Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see." Neil Postman
Starting conversations, that create the impact that will help change the world. Christopher has been finding innovative solutions to prevent social exclusion for marginalised communities, children and their families for over 15 years.
Chief Executive Officer at Child's i Foundation & Co Founder of 846.global
Christopher is an experienced and purpose driven leader with a 20 year track record at board and senior management level providing visionary, strategic, fiscal leadership in varied and challenging contexts within social impact organisations. His experience includes working collaboratively with communities, governments, policy makers and impact investors to address systemic issues that lead to social exclusion and marginalisation and to improve the lives of people materially and measurably.
According to a baseline measure carried by the Ugandan government in Uganda in 2012, 50,000 children were growing up in orphanages, today we think there could be more. Nearly all these children have a family, they could go back to. Orphanages make orphans out of children.
Every day, families in crisis or poverty are forced to give up their children in the hope of a better life. These promises are rarely fulfilled. Children separated from their families become trapped and vulnerable; deprived of the love and attention of a family, harming their development and future.
Decades of research prove what we know in our hearts: a family is the best place for a child to grow up.
Child’s i Foundation helps reunite children with their own families where possible and finds loving, Ugandan adoptive or foster families where the child’s own family cannot be found or is unsafe. We help repurpose orphanages into community hub centres that provide services that prevent family separation in the first place.