Joining the Elevate Children Funders Group aims at increasing visibility and urgency in guaranteeing children’s rights, giving special attention to childhoods in the Global South
To be in a world where children can exercise their rights and live free and full lives. This is the premise of Elevate Children Funders Group (ECFG), the main global network of collective financiers focused exclusively on the well-being and rights of children and adolescents, which the Alana Foundation will join in 2023.
With this membership, Alana seeks to further strengthen the childhood agenda in the Global South. “We work with the perspective of guaranteeing the rights of children and young people from the point of view of countries in the Global South. Joining this network we have the opportunity to meet, exchange and cooperate with organizations that also act in the best interests of children and adolescents. It is also an important victory for the multiple childhoods that we have here, as we want to attract investments and develop projects in partnership to guarantee our children rights that are already guaranteed in other countries regarding the agenda of fundamental themes such as, environment social justice climate changes and digital protection”, explains Laís Fleury, Director of International Relations at the Alana Foundation.
Alana Foundation is the first Global South-based member of the Elevate Children Funders Group. Created in 2011, the group currently has 23 members, including the main global financiers and philanthropic consultants who finance children’s rights project around the world.
The network has invested more than US$1.2 billion in child-friendly causes until 2020. Now, Alana joins the network that includes the participation of organizations that includes Bernard van Leer Foundation, Childhood, Open Society Foundations, among others.