Cradle is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that looks after children
in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Albania and Thailand.
We were formed in November 1992, by a group of people who held fundraising
events to generate aid for children in Bosnia & Herzegovina and
their families. The response from the people and businesses was overwhelming.
This ongoing support has enabled us to supply aid to the children
in the Balkans from 1993 to date. In 1999, with the outbreak of the
Kosovo crisis we expanded our work to include Kosovo and Albania.
Our aim is to be a conduit of material, financial and other aid to
children based on what we, in consultation with our representatives
in the region, identify as their main needs.
In response to the Tsunami disaster that happened in December 2004,
we have decided to work outside of the Balkans and to bring our well
established projects to the areas affected most in Southeast Asia.
Cradle has now established an office in Khao Lak, in the Phang-gna
province where we have local representatives working to implement
Cradle’s emergency aid programmes. Our focus is on child based
support programmes such as School Rebuilding projects, House Building
projects and Student Support projects. We have also established our
Family Support programme which provides financial aid to selected
families on a regular basis. Although short term aid is badly needed,
it is also vital that these people are supported on a long term basis
so that they can overcome the mental, physical and economic challenge
they are now faced with.
We are apolitical and provide aid to children without regard to their
religion, ethnic background or nationality.