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Christina Noble Children's Foundation

Christina Noble Children's Foundation

Who we are

Christina Noble Children’s Foundation (CNCF) is a British Registered Charity that alleviates poverty and suffering by providing crucial, grassroots humanitarian services to communities in Vietnam and Mongolia, that have been profoundly affected by years of poverty and the lasting effects of war.

Amidst sadly increasing community inequalities, our healthcare, education and community development programmes focus on nurturing and empowering our incredible young people.These initiatives are driven by a philosophy that recognises children as individuals with different needs, physical and emotional. This is why our Founder Christina chose to call her work a ‘foundation’ to highlight that CNCF’s work is about changing the futures of children in need by giving them a strong foundation for their entire lives.

None of CNCF's life-saving humanitarian work for many of our world's most vulnerable children and communities is possible without our fundraisers. Whether you are trekking, running, walking or baking cakes to help raise funds for CNCF - thank you!

YOU are amazing and truly making a difference to the life of a child. 


Over the past 30 years, CNCF’s humanitarian work has helped the lives of over one million children. We continue to work together with some of our world’s most disadvantaged communities, including girls vulnerable to exploitation and young people with disabilities living in remote settings. As the world evolves, so too does CNCF, now a third generation, family foundation. CNCF is also now actively supported and driven by Vietnamese and Mongolian community leaders, who were once supported by the foundation as disadvantaged children.This reform has lead to a fundamental change in the way the nation’s young offenders are
supported and perceived. Soon after arriving in Mongolia for the first time in 1997, Christina
worked tirelessly alongside key forward-thinking members of the government and spearheaded
the creation of Official School 110 within the walls of Ulaanbaatar’s Boys’ Prison. In 2019, due to
the programme’s success, the programme expanded to accommodate and support two girls
(who live and study completely separately from the boys). As a result, CNCF’s Boys’ Prison
Education Programme’s name was changed to CNCF’s Rehabilitation Centre For Youth
Education Programme to also better reflect the focus on the rehabilitation, development and
psychological support provided.
CNCF’s Programme was a monumental achievement that marked the fundamental shift of a
penal system from an exclusive focus on punishment and condemnation to a more
empowering and progressive system of education and rehabilitation. For many of these children,
it is often the only time in their lives that they have received consistent schooling and been
supported and believed in by people in an environment that supports positive change.
Through CNCF’s Rehabilitation Centre For Youth Education Programme, children and young
adults at the Prison, who have mostly committed poverty-driven petty theft crimes, are given a
fresh start in a secure environment, where they are provided with the facilities, services,
guidance and care needed to support their educational and emotional development. This
support enables them to achieve the necessary qualifications and skills to become self-sufficient
and have the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty once they are released, for themselves,
their families and future generations. Without this support, these young people are at high risk of
re-offending and vulnerable to abuse, exploitation and trafficking.
CNCF believes that by empowering a child, you are actively guiding the future of a community
and its country. An Allen & Overy partnership with CNCF will play a critical role in supporting the
inclusion and empowerment of some of our world’s most marginalised groups.

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Registered address
38 Deodar Road,
SW15 2NN

0207 381 8550

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