Who We Are

Children International

Children International is a nonprofit, humanitarian organization dedicated to alleviating the burdens and effects of poverty on Filipino children. Our child sponsorship program provides medical, educational, material and emotional aid to impoverished children in the country. We provide sponsored children with the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and realize their full potential.


Our mission is to bring real and lasting change to children living in poverty. In partnership with our contributors, we reduce their daily struggles, invest in their potential, and provide them with the opportunity to grow up healthy, educated and prepared to succeed and contribute to the society.


Our vision is that every child graduates from our program as a healthy, educated, self-reliant adult with the ability and drive to break free from poverty while improving their own communities.

Children International believes that all children have a right to protection from abuse. We recognize that child protection is an essential step in attaining our vision of helping children grow to be self-reliant adults. Therefore, the organization adheres to a Child Protection Policy based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the InterAction Child Protection standards. Our vision for child protection is based on the following guiding principles:

  • Zero tolerance for child abuse
  • Protection of children’s rights and their best interests
  • A commitment to recognizing children as the first priority when dealing with all identified or suspected cases of child abuse
  • Integration of child protection into all aspects of organizational strategy, structures and work practices.


Children International was founded in 1936 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. For many years, its primary focus was on disabled and homeless children. In the 1980s, Children International expanded its programs to other countries to address the growing global need to eradicate poverty, launching projects in India, Philippines, Guatemala, Chile, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Colombia and Ecuador. Today, we also work in Mexico and Zambia.

Children International began its work in the Philippines in 1982. In its years of operation and presence in the country, thousands of children and youth have been served.

Operating Agencies

Children International works in the Philippines through CI-Philippines Inc., which implements Children International's product donation program in the country, and through four sponsorship operating agencies:


Unang Lingap Kapwa, Inc.

#45 Int. Free Press Street, West Triangle
Quezon City, Philippines 1104
Tel Nos: (632) 3719116 / 4110832
Fax No: (632) 3720999 / 4110823
Email Address: soa@qzn.children.org.ph

Areas: Quezon City, Manila, Caloocan and Malabon

SEC Registration No.: 183057
DSWD License No.: DSWD-NCR RL-000011-2009
DSWD Accreditation No.: DSWD-SB-A-000245-2009
PCNC Accreditation No.: 069-2006

 Abot Kamay

Children International (Manila), Inc.

Blk 10, Lot 19, Skylark St. Zabarte Subdivision
Brgy. Kaligayahan, Novaliches, Quezon City
Tel. No.: 4174079
Fax No: 4174079 loc 204
Emai Address: soa@mla.children.org.ph

Areas: Quezon City, Caloocan and Bulacan

SEC Registration No.: 183023
DSWD License No.: SB-2004-0269
PCNC License No.: 047-2001


Child Sponsorship for Community Development, Inc.

Zone 3, Fatima, Tabaco City, Albay
Telephone Nos: +63-52-4877988 / 8305590 / 4875590
Fax No: +63-52-1875170
Email Address: soa@tab.children.org.ph

Areas: Bacacay, Batan, Tabaco, and the islands of San Miguel, Cagraray and Rapu-Rapu
  • 2008 Gawad Kalasag National Awardee
  • Best NGO on Humanitarian Assistance

We involve members of the communities such as parents and youths to be part of our extensive network of local volunteers who contribute in the implementation of our various programs in our centers and communities.


Child Sponsorship for Community Development, Inc.

Diversion Road, Bugtong
Legazpi City, Albay
Zip Code 4500
Tel No: +63-52-4803697 / 4803695
Fax No: +63-52-4803695 loc 108
Email Address: soa@leg.children.org.ph

Areas: Manito, Daraga and Legazpi, Albay

SEC Registration No.: 156161
DSWD Social Work Agency License and Registration No.: FO RL-000010-2010
DSWD Accreditation No.: SB-2008-0151
PCNC Accreditation No.: 040-2009

  • 2010 National Gawad Kalasag Best NGO on Humanitarian Assistance 1st Place
  • 2009 National Gawad Kalasag Best NGO on Humanitarian Assistance 2nd Place
  • 2008/2009/2010/2011 Regional Gawad Kalasag Best NGO on Humanitarian Assistance 1st Place