Around the world, millions of children are living as orphans when they could be in the arms of loving families.
BEB works to make that happen.
8 million children live in institutions worldwide.
80% of institutionalized children are not orphans.1 Still, they languish, often for years in environments that pose a great risk to their social, emotional and cognitive development — as do children with no living relatives. The primary reason: countries lack the digital infrastructure designed to create visibility into who these children are, where they come from and how they might be moved to a better future.
1Children in institutions have impaired memory and executive function by age 16, Boston Children’s Hospital Science & Clinical Innovation, published 2019
Without a digital identity, institutionalized children face a bleak future.
BEB is bridging the technology gap
Children First Software (CFS) follows the principles of the Hague Convention, guiding authorities through a five-phase process that begins with the creation of a child’s digital profile and continues even after the child is reunited with relatives or adopted.
One CFS implementation can help unite thousands of children with families.
A family makes all the difference in a child’s life.
Institutionalized children often experience neglect that leads to increasingly poor mental and physical health. But when institutionalized children are placed in a nurturing family-based setting, those issues diminish.2 They thrive.