About Us

Governance: International Board & Country Boards
Dedicated staff: Brazil – 180
Angola – 8
UK – 10

Happy Child International is an organisation that champions the rights of the most at risk children and teenagers in the deprived areas of Belo Horizonte and Recife in Brazil and Lubango, Angola.

Since its inception in 1993, 10,500 children’s lives have been transformed because of Happy Child and their mission to support and protect. The charity strives to counter the devastating effects of child poverty and abuse by rescuing children from the streets, where possible reintegrating them with their families and communities, working in the favelas to prevent child exploitation and rehabilitating abused children through work in its project homes.

3 main areas of the work of Happy Child:-
- Advocacy & Global Campaigning (UK)
- Child & Family Care (Brazil & Angola, Africa)
- Research & Advisory

Happy Child's Advocacy and Global campaigning services, in parliament in London on behalf of neglected and exploited children and adolescents. In February 2014 it launched the global IT'S A PENALTY Campaign against child exploitation during the World Cup 2014 with Jubilee Campaign, the A21 Campaign and supported by international footballers David Luiz, Frank Lampard, Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer, as well as the National Crime Agency, Europol, the European Government, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Football Association, British Airways, the British Prime Minister and the Brazilian Government.
For more information see our website
our Campaign

www.itsapenalty.com - Taking a stand against the exploitation of children.


Business size

101-500 employees


Commercial presence