Cradle is an Irish NGO (non-governmental organisation) that looks after children and supports communities in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ireland, Albania, Moldova and Thailand. It was established in response to the atrocities of the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina and later went on to incorporate Albania, Kosovo, Thailand and Moldova into its humanitarian efforts. Cradle were registered in Ireland in 1993 and its Charity Registration Number is: CHY 10807.
We operate and manage exit strategies, training local personnel to take over the ongoing running of the projects after a specified period.
Cradle’s main aim is setting up and developing children based support programmes. This includes support of schools, health-centres, orphanages and care programmes in order to ensure the welfare, education and development of the people caught up in situations that are out of their control.
Cradle is primarily funded through donations, fundraising events and has been grant-aided by the Irish government in the past. Cradle prides itself on helping people to help themselves, in other words it encourages people to become self-sufficient.