One to One Children’s Fund

747. David Altschuler (London)

David Altschuler founded the 'One to One Children’s Fund', which supports children, families and individuals affected by HIV.

The Fund’s programmes have directly impacted the lives of over 30,000 children. The Fund focuses on identifying the key issues affecting vulnerable people and then delivering transformative projects to improve their lives.

In a personal letter to David, Prime Minister Theresa May said:

“Your ambitious work with the ‘One to One Children’s Fund’ is benefitting thousands of vulnerable women and children throughout pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. You should be proud of the international work you are doing in your mission to eradicate mother-to-child HIV transmission. ”

David said:

“I feel deeply honoured by the award, which is a tribute to the amazingly resilient children served by One to One Children’s Fund, who ultimately inspire and motivate all that we do. 

We have been able to transform the lives of more than 100,000 vulnerable children over the past 16 years by setting up local structures and partnerships and training, mentoring and inspiring those we identify as role models in each community who are best placed to fill the gaps in their care – expert patients, community health workers, mentor mothers and adolescent peer supporters, as well as teachers and family counsellors.

As inspiring, is the collective effort and unconditional support of the most unbelievably generous and loyal Trustees, supporters, partners and staff teams that any organisation could ever wish for. 

Our ultimate reward is seeing our projects being replicated and graduate to sustainability by local organisations and governments.”

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