Why Support Us
From the beginning, ocean foundation approached its work from the perspective of children, reflecting the world through the eyes of those who are responsible for the housing, health care, day care, nutrition, education and emotional wellbeing of the vast majority of the population and who are targeted for discrimination and violence. ocean foundation founders understand that children’s social roles as caretakers give them a powerful stake in social issues. They also believe that children could transform their individual experiences of violence and discrimination into a stance against all forms of oppression if they get their due support and the voices are heard. We know that while children’s traditional social roles and discrimination against children were global in scope, they are experienced differently, depending on race, nationality, class, sexuality and other aspects of identity. While focusing on the universality of children’s roles and children’s oppression could be a key to building lasting social partnerships between children from different communities. You may help not only with funding for our organization but with messages of friendship and support. These have been as crucial as bread in ensuring our children that they are not alone, that someone knows about the hardships they are confronting and is standing with them. We have enabled them to channel their principles into coherent political positions and given them the means to act on what they know to be true. children concern knows that children who are affected by poverty and neglect have a clear understanding of what kind of support they need. What they usually lack are the resources to meet those needs. We can carry out relief efforts in ways that respond to the priorities and perspectives of local communities by mobilizing resources quickly and efficiently.
In today’s globalised world, children are facing new challenges including growing economic and food crises, climate change, natural disasters and the continued growth of fundamentalisms and armed conflicts that are hitting children and children the hardest. More importantly, marginalized children need to assert their identities and create alternative forms of communication that draws inspiration from the diversity and resilience intrinsic to their own particular way of living.