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Child 10 Award and Summit

During 2015, Reach for Change supported 133 social entrepreneurs in our Incubator. They in turn supported hundreds of thousands of children, using a variety of solutions ranging from a mobile app that diagnoses Malaria to a national video-relay sign language interpretation centre. Read the full report

The Child 10 Founders


The Sophie Stenbeck Family Foundation invests in and channels the knowhow of three generations of entrepreneurs into ventures supporting the most vulnerable, women and children.

Reach for Change identifies and supports Change Leaders – exceptional individuals who have; a strong desire to promote children’s rights, an innovative idea to change the world for children, and the passion and the drive to create this change.

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The Child 10 Awardees


We are extremely happy to present below the ten Child 10 Awardees 2015. These local heroes have been selected for their bold and innovative work with families and communities to prevent acts of violence against the child. Read more about the 2015 Awardees below on this page. 

The nomination and selection process for the Child 10 Award 2016 started in February 2016. We have received more than 40 nominations from selected organizations, experts in the fields of children's rights and social innovation.  The Child 10 Awardees will be selected in April 2016 and will be publicly announced later in the year.

Read about previous Child 10 Awardees

Child 10 in 2016


Between May 23rd and 26th, the Child 10 Awardees 2015 will meet again in New York to continue building on the learnings from the Child 10 Summit that took place in Stockholm last November. It is also an opportunity for them to meet with key stakeholders from corporates and foundations during an exclusive Child 10 Celebration Luncheon.

In November 2016 will take place the next Child 10 Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, where will will gather and celebrate the newly selected Child 10 Awardees 2016.

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Meet the Child 10 Awardees 2015

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We are extremely happy to introduce the ten grassroots leaders who will receive the Child 10 Award 2015. These local heroes have been selected for their bold and innovative work with families and communities to prevent acts of violence against the child. (From left to right on the banner picture above)


Mr Adoumkidjim Naiban, CESER (Special Education Center for Children), Chad

“Science leads the way to understanding disability”

CESER helps reducing abuse and violent acts against children living with disabilities in Chad. It runs specialized education and vocational skills’ training as well as protection, reintegration and community sensitization programs.



Ms Cecilia Fiaka, Nneka Youth Foundation, Ghana

“Life as a teenage mother”

Nneka Foundation addresses the problems of teenage pregnancy and drug abuse among the youth in rural areas of Ghana. A continuous cycle of deprivation within families as a result of early marriages, leads to generations of youth who cannot reach their fullest potential.



Ms Anuradha Koirala, Maiti Nepal, Nepal

“You have to find the root of the problem,deep down”

Maiti Nepal works to prevent trafficking along one of the busiest slave trafficking routes in the world. They do it through education, information, and economic empowerment as well as through border surveillance activities and rescue operations.




Ms Katie Albright, San Fransisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, USA

“A two-generation healing process”

The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center has developed a two-generation approach to disrupting the cycles of violence that impact families. They work closely with parents and children at highest risk.



Ms Brenda-Deborah Shuma, Gabriella Children's Rehabilitation Centre, Tanzania

“Finding one’s own value”

The Gabriella Centre empowers Tanzanian children with mental and physical disabilities by providing them the vocational skills needed to make a living, build a future and avoid vulnerability and abuse.



Ms Elin Wernquist, Barnrättsbyrån, Sweden

“We believe that children will do well if they can”

Barnrättsbyrån offers independent social and legal support to children and young people. Barnrättsbyrån works with the aim to safeguard and secure the rights of the child, including those subject to abuse and trafficking. 



Mr Arkan Asaad, Right 2 Choose, Sweden

“Children choosing their own life”

Right 2 Choose educates young people to understand their rights. Through lectures on the issue of arranged marriages and the importance of human rights, Right 2 Choose strives to prevent and to stop young people from becoming victims of oppression, threats and violence.



Mr Kiiya JK, C-Sema, Tanzania

“Listen to the children speak”

C-Sema runs the National Child Helpline, in collaboration with the Government of Tanzania, and helps children in need of care and protection through a toll-free telephone line that is available across all networks in Tanzania. 



Ms Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, Visayan Forum Foundation, Phillipines

“They need to regain control over their lives”

Visayan Forum promotes awareness about human trafficking in the poorest parts of the Philippines. They have established protection mechanisms in ports and airports that enable law enforcers, social workers, and shipping companies to uncover potential human trafficking. 



Ms Susan Sabaa, CRRECENT (Child Research and Resource Center), Ghana

“Helping boys away from crime”

CRRECENT, the Child Research and Resource Center, supports reintegration of juvenile offenders and runs crime prevention programs for children at risk, through counseling, mentoring, educational support, family rebonding, as well as school and family activities.



Violence, Vulnerability and the Family – Understanding the role of the mother, the family and the community in protecting children at risk of violence.

Theme of the Child 10 Summit 2015



Around the world, millions of children are at risk of sexual exploitation, trafficking, forced marriages and other violent acts. This fact is disturbing and evokes within us a strong emotional reaction. We want to act dramatically, to force an immediate change to save the child. We want to express as powerfully as possible that we find these violations deplorable and unacceptable.

The Child 10 Award Winners show us that the way to prevent and mitigate these wide spread injustices is not that spectacular. It is in the holistic, long-term, resilient work to support the adults. Effective programs are partnering with mother, family and community surrounding the child.


Abstract from UNTIL THE LAST DROP OF MY BLOOD, Published for C10 Child 10 Stockholm 2015 by Lumen Behavior.


Child 10 Partners and Supporters

The Child 10 2015 is proudly supported by Stenbecks Stiftelse, Svenska Postkodstiftelse, Grand Hôtel Stockholm , Pondus Kommunikation , Lumen Behaviour , Fishtank Production AB , and EYD2015 .



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