Christina Noble Children's Foundation

The Christina Noble Children's Foundation, also known as simply the CNCF, is an international non-government organization, dedicated to serving the world's oppressed and marginalized children. It was founded following a visit to Vietnam by Christina Noble,[1] who was prompted by a dream she had had during the time of the Vietnam War, of Vietnamese children begging for her help. After visiting the country in 1989,[2] Noble founded the foundation in 1991 in Ho Chi Minh City.[3] In 1997, the foundation extended its services to Mongolia.[3]


The Christina Noble Children's Foundation has established a number of health centres and has been involved in a number of community development projects such as rural water programs. It has also established kindergartens and schools for underprivileged children in Vietnam, such as the Sunshine School.[4]

The Sunshine School provides primary education to street children and children from underprivileged families. Children also receive medical care and participate in extracurricular activities.[5]

The Tay Ninh Centre is a residential and education centre, located in the Tay Ninh province, in which visually impaired students are given an education and taught life skills.[6]


According to the charity's 2018 annual report, of its approximately US$3 million in income for that year, 76% came from donations (including institutional, corporate and individual donors), with 18% coming from fundraising activities, and the remainder from other sources and tax relief.[3]

CNCF is one of the chosen charities of the Mongol Rally.[citation needed] All 300 cars that enter the rally must raise a minimum of £1000. £500 of this must go towards CNCF.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Christina Noble: the woman who transformed the lives of 700,000 children". The Guardian. 13 February 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Christina Noble: "We talk about abortion and there's an uproar. But what about the billions of children that are already out there?"". Irish Times. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "CNCF Annual Report 2018" (PDF). Christina Noble Children's Foundation. 2018. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  4. ^ "CNCF in Vietnam". Christina Noble Children's Foundation. Archived from the original on 15 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Sunshine School". Christina Noble Children's Foundation. Archived from the original on 22 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Tay Ninh Centre". Christina Noble Children's Foundation. Archived from the original on 3 July 2017.

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