A society where children and their best interests come first

We Support Children and Youth to Reach Their Full Potential

What We Do

We Build Networks

Children First uses multi-disciplinary, innovative and community based approaches around community roads, water & sanitation, water harvesting structures, irrigation channels, hydro power and other small infrastructures.

We Find & Fund

Children First has a community driven livelihood area development approach. It revolves around three basic principles of developing livelihood resource that is to utilize the existing resources, Innovate indigenous local livelihood opportunity, Ensure pro-active involvement of women.

We Strengthen

Children First has a three-tiered approach which includes, Working on preventive health, Institutional strengthening through capacity building and, Policy reforms by adopting innovative advocacy approaches.

We Help

Children First has four-component disaster preparedness approach which includes Strengthening Disaster Preparedness Unit within Children First, Capacity building of all educational and other local institutions within program outreach,  Institutionalizing and strengthening disaster risk reduction mechanisms and, Develop cadre of volunteers within program outreach.

We Provide Care

Child Protection Programme follows area development approach with integrated package of programme interventions. The approach is three pronged in its nature to address the protection issues and promotes child rights.

We Educate

The education programme of children first has four pillars including  access & retention, quality of education & human capacity development, institutional capacity development, skill based & alternative education. It involves key stakeholders in all the processes from program planning to participatory evaluation.

Funded Projects

Integrated Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Project

On Jan 09 to Feb 10 Children First carried out a successful project funded by UNICEF, Save the Children Canada, DEC of worth PKR 21 Million in district Muzaffarabad, AJK

Community Development and Hygiene Promotion

On June 09 to Dec 09 Children First carried out a successful project funded by UNICEF of worth PKR 14.4 Million in district Muzaffarabad and Hattian, AJK

Youth Friendly Program for Strengthening Reproductive Health Services

On Jun 09 to Dec 09 Children First carried out a successful project funded by UNFPA of worth PKR 1.1 Million in district Muzaffarabad, AJK

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Food Distribution for the Ultra-poor Flood Affected Families

On Sep 10 to Jan 11 Children First carried out a successful project funded by World Food Program of worth PKR 2.7 Million in district Neellum, AJK

Restoration of Shelter for IDP returnees

On Aug 11 to Dec 11 Children First carried out a successful project funded by UNHCR of worth PKR 134.24 Million in district Lower Orakzai Stori Khel, Utman Kalli, Bezot, Feroz Khel, Misti Khel and Sheikhano

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Drop in Centre for Street Children

On Jan-Dec, 2011 Children First carried out a successful project funded by SPARC of worth PKR 5.5 Million in Pirwadhai district Rawalpindi

Formulation and Implementation of Project under the Community Livelihood Rehabilitation Plan (CLRP) of ERRA Livelihood Strategy

On Jan 09 to June 11 Children First carried out a successful project funded by Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority (ERRA) of worth PKR 54 Million in district Muzaffarabad, AJK

Construction of 09 Permanent Government Primary School Buildings.

On June 09 to Feb 10 Children First carried out a successful project funded by DFID, DEC, Save the Children-Denmark, IKEA of worth PKR 22 Million in district Muzaffarabad and Hattian

Community based care system for children without parental care and institutional strengthening

On Aug 09 to Dec 10 Children First carried out a successful project funded by Save the Children-UK of worth PKR 14.8 Million in district Muzaffarabad, AJK

Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

On May 09 to Apr 10 we carried out a successful project funded by John Snow Research and Training Institute, Inc. (USAID) of worth PKR 3.2 Million in district Sudhnoti, AJK

Establishment of Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) in Host Communities in IDPs camps

On May 09 to aug 09 Children First carried out a successful project funded by Save the Children- Alliance of worth PKR 5.5 Million in district Swat, Mardan and Buner, KP

Establishment of Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) by Mobilizing Play Buses in the IDPs Outreach

On Jun 09 to Nov 09 Children First carried out a successful project funded by Save the Children- Alliance of worth PKR 1.9 Million in district Swat, Mardan and Buner, KP

Baseline Study on existing education service providers to evaluate the status of radicalism in seminaries (Madrassas)

On Jan 09 to Nov 09 we carried out a successful project funded by Foreign and Common Wealth Office (FCO), British High Commission of worth PKR 5.2 Million in district Mirpur, Bhimber & Kotli

Baseline study leading to the development of Comprehensive Children Development Plan in selected union councils of AJK

On Dec 08 to Nov 09 Children First carried out a successful project funded by Foreign and Common Wealth Office (FCO) British High Commission and Save the Children-UK of worth PKR 1.3 Million in district Muzaffarabad and Hattian, AJK

Capacity Building of Education Service Providers to Improve Governance and Service Correlation

On Sep 10 to Mar 11 Children First carried out a successful project funded by Foreign and Common Wealth Office (FCO) of worth PKR 16 Million Tehsil Dadiyal, District Mirpur

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Women –led Total sanitation

On Jan 01 to Dec 10 Children First carried out a successful project funded by UN-HABITAT of worth PKR 2.62 Million in district Muzaffarabad

Active Citizenship Programme

On Aug 10 to Mar 11 Children First carried out a successful project funded by British Council of worth PKR 4.69 Million in district Muzaffarabad, Kotli and Mirpur

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Participatory Environmental Rehabilitation Project

On Oct 10 to Mar 12 Children First carried out a successful project funded by One UN Joint Program on Environment of worth PKR 5 Million in district Muzafarabad, AJK

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School Reconstruction & Improvement in Earthquake Affected districts

On Jan 10 to Mar 11 Children First carried out a successful project funded by DFID of worth PKR 5.46 Million in district Muzaffarabad

Life Saving Flood Emergency Response

On Sep 10 to Nov 10 Children First carried out a successful project funded by UNICEF of worth PKR 2.4 Million in district Muzaffarabad, Hattian

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Initial Emergency Relief Assistance for flood affected Communities

On Aug 10 to Sep 10 Children First carried out a successful project funded by Save the Children- Alliance of worth PKR 3.9 Million in district Muzaffarabad

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Food Distribution for the Ultra-poor Flood Affected Families

On Sep 10 to Jan 11 Children First carried out a successful project funded by World Food Program of worth PKR 2.7 Million in district Neellum, AJK

Food Distribution against food for work initiatives for Ultra-poor Flood Affected Families

On Feb 11 to Aug 11 Children First carried out a successful project funded by World Food Program of worth PKR 9.4 Million in district Neelum, AJK

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How far can I go? Social mobility of Community Midwives in Azad Kashmir

On Feb 11 to Jan 12  Children First carried out a successful project funded by Research and Advocacy Fund of worth PKR 33.18 Million in All 10 districts of AJK

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Food Distribution against food for work initiatives for Ultra-poor Flood Affected Families

On Mar 11 to Aug 11 Children First carried out a successful project funded by World Food Program of worth PKR 7.73 Million in district Rajanpur

Safety Net/ School Feeding Programme Early Recovery

On Mar 11 to Jul 11 Children First carried out a successful project funded by World Food Program of worth PKR 8.96 Million in district Rajanpur

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School based WES Intervention for the Provision of Hygiene Promotion

On Feb-May, 2011 Children First carried out a successful project funded by UNICEF of worth PKR 6.56 Million in district Muzaffarabad

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Integrated Early Recovery Programme For The Restitution Of Flood Affected Communities

On Sep 10 to Jan 11 Children First carried out a successful project funded by UNDP of worth PKR 76.14 Million in district Layyah and PKR 55.25 Million in district Muzaffargarh

Capacity Building of Education Service Providers to Improve Governance and Service Coorelation

On Jul 11 to Mar 12 Children First carried out a successful project funded by Foreign and Common Wealth Office of worth PKR 50 Million in district Mirpur, Kotli and Dadyal

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Drop in Centre for Street Children

On Jan-Dec, 2011 Children First carried out a successful project funded by SPARC of worth PKR 5.5 Million in Pirwadhai district Rawalpindi

Community based care system for children without parental care and institutional strengthening

On Jul-Dec 11 Children First carried out a successful project funded by Save The Children-UK of worth PKR 7.8 Million in district Muzaffarabad and SWAT

Restoration of Community Based Water Sources & Hygiene Promotion

On June 11 to Sep 11 Children First carried out a successful project funded by USAID-OFDA of worth PKR 9.4 Million Lower Orakzai, Tehsil Kalaya, sec. Feroz Khel, sec. Uthman Khel and sec. Bezot

Strengthening of Child Protection Services and Capacity Building of Communities in Four Flood Affected

On Sep-Dec 11 Children First carried out a successful project funded by UNICEF of worth PKR 8.5 Million in district DG Khan, Muzaffargarh, Layyah and Rajanpur

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Integrated Early Recovery Program For The Restitution of Flood Affected Communities

On Nov 11 to Mar 12 Children First carried out a successful project funded by UNDP of worth PKR 66.4 Million in district Layyah

Restoration of Shelter for IDP returnees

On Aug 11 to Dec 11 Children First carried out a successful project funded by UNHCR of worth PKR 134.24 Million in district Lower Orakzai Stori Khel, Utman Kalli, Bezot, Feroz Khel, Misti Khel and Sheikhano

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“Tahaffuz”-A state-Civil Society Action for the protection of Children, especially working children, from sexual exploitation and abuse

On Jan-Jun, 2014 Children First carried out a successful project funded by European Commission of worth PKR 47 Million in Rawalpindi District 

Establishing Community –Based Child Protection Systems

On Jun-Nov 12 Children First carried out a successful project funded by Save The Children of worth PKR 10.63 Million in district Muzaffargarh

Strengthening of Child Rights Movement to Protect Child Rights

On May-Dec 12 Children First carried out a successful project funded by Save The Children of worth PKR 3.3 Million on National Level

Promoting child Rights and strengthening of protection system

On Nov 13 to Jan 14 Children First carried out a successful project funded by Save The Children of worth PKR 1.3 Million in ICT