About the Project
Adopt a Village is the heart of Free The Children’s international work: A holistic and sustainable development model that provides children with educational opportunities and lifts communities out of poverty. Free The Children works with marginalized indigenous communities that have been traditionally overlooked by international aid. Its innovative development model identifies various circumstances in children’s environments that prevent them from attaining education and from leading healthy, sustainable lives.
Adopt a Village is based on five key pillars: Education, Clean Water and Sanitation, Health, Alternative Income, and Agriculture and Food Security. The last of these was added recently and responds to growing food insecurity around the world. Free The Children is striving to provide opportunities in agriculture to benefit children and communities. Adopt a Village is a well-established and successfully scalable project that currently operates in eight countries globally.