Childreach International

"We decided to move from ad-hoc project management and introduce a more formal process. A lot of employees had used Project in their previous jobs. I know other software is available, but there's a lot to be said for going for the industry standard rather than rolling out something new. It's a good use of our time."

— Paul Campbell, Childreach International

Donated IT Connects International Child Rights Projects

Childreach International works in partnership with local communities in the developing world to help improve children's access to healthcare, education, child rights, and protection. The London-based charity operates its own projects and supports partners in Tanzania, India, Nepal, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Peru, Cambodia, China, and Bangladesh.

Childreach International doesn't just show up in an area and say they are going to build a school here. Instead it asks the local community what its children need and then works in partnership with that community to make it happen. In the past year, the organization has impacted the lives of over 70,000 children.

Serving such a large network of international partners involves a great deal of organization and coordination. Childreach International received donations via Charity Technology Exchange, the donation program of Charity Technology Trust, a TechSoup Global Network partner. Microsoft Windows and Exchange servers with CALs, Microsoft Project, Office Professional Plus, and Huddle's cloud collaboration solution made it easier for Childreach International to support its partners' work protecting children's rights worldwide.