DINNødhjælp is fighting for children´s right, focusing on the so-called witch children in Nigeria. We work in the spirit of our Vision, Mission and Values, guiding our actions, decisions and relationships as we advocate against child-witch branding, a menace which has led to the stigmatization, torture, abandonment and killing of thousands of children in Nigeria.
A world where no child suffers due to the superstitions of adults.
We save innocent children, accused of witchcraft, from exclusion, torture and death. With care, protection and education for the children and by educating their surrounding communities, we lay the foundation for a future, where children grow up to be independent, active and social individuals who contribute to the development of their community.
Children’s rights are at the core of everything we do. To ensure that every child’s life is characterized by love, safety, education and a bright future, it is necessary to bring progress and enlightenment to superstitious communities.
The values that guide our work are:
DINNødhjælp is organized and operating as a not-for-profit and non-governmental organization, which means that any surplus that is generated through our operations is utilized solely to help fulfill our mission and stated purpose. Accordingly, DINNødhjælp is politically independent and not part of, or controlled by, any government or any intergovernmental agency.
DINNødhjælp is the sponsor of African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation (ACAEDF) who manages the day-to-day operation of DINNødhjælp´s children center Land of Hope in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. ACAEDF is a leading non-profit/non-governmental organization registered under the relevant laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with focus on the education, health, social wellbeing and general development of African children.
Donations to DINNødhjælp will be used to safeguard the running of Land of Hope, which includes school and education fees, food, nutritional and medical care, hospital treatment of tortured children, clothing, staff salary, operation and maintenance of Land of Hope and advocacy programs.