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Where We Work

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Head Office
Ashok Nandaki, Flat No. A-1& 2, Door No. 42, McNichols Road, Chetpet, Chennai- 600 031. India

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Featured Partner Project

Making Schools a Safe Place for Girls

As of June 2014, we’ve renovated 11 toilets and constructed 10 urinals at 10 schools in 8 villages in Tamil Nadu. We are working to remove the social stigma around menstruation, creating a welcoming and safe space for mothers, teachers and girls.

• 69 million young adolescents globally are not attending school

• In CCFC-supported communities in India, 8% of children report experiencing social and systemic barriers to education

• By the end of 2018, we plan to reduce the number of children who experience social and systemic barriers to education by half – helping them to finish school and achieve their full potential

Malar 13 from India


“Like other girls of my age, I would have been forced to stay back at home embarrassed and ashamed. I would have been a school dropout.”

Malar, 13, India

Our Work, in Action

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Sponsored child playing with his father
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Boy receives chicken donated through CCFC's Gift Catalogue
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Children playing safely
School Girls
Girls can stay in school longer due to increased access to education

We dream of a world where every child has a voice and the ability to achieve their full potential. That's why we team up with sponsors and local partners around the world to support children of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds. 

Christian Children's Fund of Canada partners with organizations and communities that share our values and goals

Together, we help communities become self-sustaining


Dr. J. Calvitt Clarke and Dr. Verent Mills start work with Chinese war orphans.


Dr. Clarke creates China's Children Fund (CCF).


CCF expands its work from Asia into the Middle East after WWII. Renames itself "Christian Children's Fund".


CCF has global reach, and Canadian support leads to the creation of Christian Children's Fund of Canada.

Our History
in India

With over a billion people, India is the world’s largest democracy. But most of the population lives in villages and depends on subsistence agriculture. The government’s new liberal economic policies have brought a boom to the cities and to a small percentage of the population. CCFC has been working with professional, committed and competent partners since 1972, as “partners in development” rather than the “donor provider approach”, addressing the issues of children and poverty. Due to this partnership, 95% of children in CCFC program areas have had access to formal and informal education systems and there has been a tangible positive impact among their families and the communities as well.

How We Work

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Focus on Children
Children are at the centre of all we do.
Indian Life Stages
Life Stages
CCFC helps families support the healthy growth and development of children from infancy through childhood to adolescence and young adulthood.
Indian Life Stages
Implementation Through Partners
CCFC is proud of its work with Canadian and international partners to transform the lives of children, families and communities for the better.
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Community Development Across Sectors
We focus on five priorities: health and nutrition; education; water, sanitation and hygiene; sustainable economic growth; and strengthening community organizations.

Our Team

Dr. Belinda Bennet
Dr. Belinda Bennet
Country Director
Responsible for the overall success of the work in our India office, the Country Director leads and manages CCFC’s in-country strategic growth and direction, program development, international and domestic partnerships as well as day-to-day operations.
India Director of Programs
Lavanya Kesavaraj
Program Manager
In this diverse and multi-faceted role, the Program Manager is responsible for providing guidance to local partners in the planning of programs and projects to achieve social impact, for monitoring implementation, and for reporting.
Manager of New Business
Annadurai Muthusamy
New Business Development Manager
Through the identification of opportunities and the preparation and submission of quality proposals, the New Business Development Manager works closely with international and local donors and partners to achieve greater impact and drive in-country growth.
Semereta Sewassew
Lipi Chervathur Jobson
Communications Manager
The Communications Manager is responsible for building the profile of CCFC in-country and internationally, through strategic activities in media and government relations, brand recognition, content development, ambassador and guest visit facilitation, networking and awareness raising.
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Usha Kalyana Krishnan
Finance Manager
The Finance Manager is responsible for coordinating and tracking all in-country revenue and expenditures, managing financial reporting relationships between partners, and ensuring financial accountability and transparency through close monitoring and auditing of accounts.
Sponsorship Manager
Jayaram Subha
Sponsorship Manager
Through engaging closely with local partners and community members, the Sponsorship Manager is responsible for developing and facilitating the implementation of CCFC’s in-country sponsorship program.

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