The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation is dedicated to serving vulnerable children in Vietnam and Mongolia
who are in need of medical care, nutritional rehabilitation, educational opportunities, vocational training
and job placement, who would otherwise be at high risk of sexual and commercial exploitation.
CNCF also empowers impoverished communities with sustainable futures through the building and equipping of education and medical facilities and the provision of
micro-finance loans and water sanitation through our community development programmes.
The Foundation seeks to maximize the potential of each child.
This is accomplished within the context of the family and the community whenever possible
and always with love and respect for the dignity of each child as an individual.
Christina Noble arrived in Vietnam in 1989, when she began her work with the destitute street children of Ho Chi Minh City and eventually established her NGO in 1991, the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation. Over 150 projects have been established
during the past 28 years providing vital health services, education opportunities, and community support programmes
to thousands of vulnerable children and their families annually.
In 1997, Christina extended the work of her Foundation into Mongolia after an investigative visit to Ulaanbaatar
where she was shocked to discover thousands of sick and destitute street children living in horrendous conditions beneath the city streets in manholes struggling to survive against the harsh winter temperatures which can reach as low as minus 40 degrees.