RedChild SBP objective is to find investors, entrepreneurs and partners who pool their money to fund the social business and hire professional managers to run it.|
The social Business is deigned and operated as a business enterprise, with products, services, customers, markets, expenses, and revenues but with the profit-maximization principle replaced by the social benefit principle. Rather than seeking to amass the highest possible level of financial profit to be enjoyed by the investors, the social business seeks to achieve a social objective.
Help children without a formal identity.
Children who are not registered at birth are not counted in statistics or formally recognized as members of society. Without a formal identity, children may not have access to essential services including education, healthcare and social security, and cannot protect themselves in dangerous situations where they may be exploited.
Help children without parental care.
Children who suffer the death of their parents are denied their first line of protection. Burdened by sudden responsibilities or forced to fend for themselves, many become less visible in their communities because they drop out of school or fall victim to exploitation.
Children on the streets
Tens of millions of children live on the streets in plain sight, but paradoxically are among the most invisible, their plight ignored and their needs neglected. Street children are vulnerable to all forms of exploitation and abuse.
Children in detention
There is scarce data on children who are detained, but current estimates put the figure at more than 1 million children globally. Their access to healthcare, education and protection is far from guaranteed. Many of these children are no longer treated as children and suffer physical and sexual abuse. UNICEF firmly believes that detention should be a last resort and only a temporary measure for children.
Help children who prematurely assume adult roles.
Hundreds of thousands of children are caught up in armed conflict as combatants, messengers, porters, cooks and sex slaves for armed forces and groups. While under the control of armed forces, children are forced to participate in and endure horrific atrocities. It is estimated that over 250,000 children are currently serving as child soldiers in armed conflicts worldwide.
Early marriage can put an end to all education opportunities and is all too often the gateway to a lifetime of domestic and sexual subservience. It can also lead to early death for young brides who become pregnant prematurely: girls under 15 are five times more likely to die in childbirth than girls in their twenties. Their children are also less likely to survive.
An estimated 171 million children (73 million of whom are under 10 years old) are working in hazardous situations or conditions, including work with chemicals and pesticides in agriculture, with dangerous machinery or in mines. These children face serious risks of injury, illness and death, and many are missing out on education.
Help children who are exploited.
Children who are trafficked disappear into underground and illegal worlds, most often in the sex trade, hazardous labour or domestic service. As a result, they are almost entirely invisible in statistics. The best available estimate is that 1.2 million children are trafficked every year.
An estimated 8.4 million children work under horrific circumstances: forced into debt bondage or other forms of slavery, prostitution, pornography, armed conflict or other illicit activities. Forced labour is largely a hidden problem, with little official data or public awareness on its nature or extent. In Africa, 200,000 child slaves are sold every year. There are an estimated 8,000 girl-slaves in West Africa alone.
It is likely that millions of children toil in private homes but the hidden nature of this work makes a reliable figure impossible to obtain. Children who are exploited in domestic service are among the most invisible child labourers. Many are banned entirely from going to school, suffer physical abuse and are underfed or overworked.
Ensure that all boys and girls complete primary school
Educating children helps reduce poverty. It is education that will provide the next generation with the tools to fight poverty and conquer disease. School also offers children a safe environment, with support, supervision and socialization. According to UNICEF, 101 million children who are of primary school age are not in school. Only 57% of African children are enrolled in primary school and one in three of these children will never complete it.