International Child Development Initiatives
Welcome to the website of International Child Development Initiatives (ICDI). We are a knowledge organization in psychosocial development of children and young people growing up in difficult circumstances. ICDI believes in the power of children and young people, supporting their rights and addressing the underlying causes for the problems they face. We invite you to discover more about our work!
ICDI joins and supports the ‘Orange the World Campaign’November 29, 2022
This global campaign aims to end violence against women and girls and takes place annually from 25 November, the International Day or the Elimination of Violence Against Women to 10 December, International Human Rights Day. Throu...
An article on ICDI's SEED project published in 'Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood'November 9, 2022
Three years after the end of the project ‘SEED: Social and Emotional Education and Development’, the Norwegian researchers from Queen Maud University College of Early Childhood Education, Trondheim, who participated in the project...
TOY for Inclusion - Ukraine response in Slovakia
By mid-June 2022, more than 13 million people have fled their homes since Russia's invasion of Ukraine. More than five million have left Ukraine for neighbouring countries, while eight million people are thought to be displaced inside Ukraine itself.
Children make up half of all refugees from the war in Ukraine, and have arrived mostly in Poland, Romania, Moldova, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Some children who have fled Ukraine are still able to access their Ukrainian school curriculum online. For others, and especially for young children and those from vulnerable groups (Roma, children with disabilities, children in institutions, unaccompanied minors) collective efforts must be made to make sure that their education continues. In addition to the opportunity to keep learning, it is fundamental that children access psychosocial support and non formal education activities that give them stability, protection and a sense of belonging in a time of uncertainty.
In the coming months, ICDI will be supporting our long-standing partner and national coordinator of the TOY for Inclusion programme in Slovakia, Škola dokorán in opening 6 new Play Hubs with the financial support of UNICEF.
Make sure you know the names and faces of the children you work for. In the end, that’s what ICDI is all about.
ICDI provided international expertise, networking and training, and as a result many villages in Pakistan are becoming child marriage free.
Saleem Malik, director of BedariLocal partner, Pakistan
All girls are valuable. Their development is the future.
Anke VervoordBoard member of ICDI and director of Vrouwen van Nu, Netherlands
Let’s do it together
To realize our dream of ‘a happy life for all children’ we want and need to work together with others who share our passion and professionalism. ICDI is always looking to build new partnerships.
At ICDI we believe in the power of cooperation. In partnership with other organizations we develop and implement projects that promote children’s well-being. Are you a local or international child rights organization? ICDI can support you through training, research and advice.
ICDI is a vibrant organization, constantly developing innovative initiatives that improve the well-being of children growing up in difficult circumstances. We need your support to turn our ideas into reality, scaling them up and making a difference.
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