Looking ahead, growth and scale


War Child remains a cost-conscious organisation and continues to actively work based on low costs of which sponsoring of product and services remains an important foundation, as does the re-use of inventories and other resources. In 2008, War Child will continue to work on improving the ratio in costs between headquarters and the field. The programmes should grow stronger than the organisation in Amsterdam. Indeed, by further enlarging the share of institutional funds raised and administered in the field, the costs percentage should continue to decrease.

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Relocation of headquarters
The relocation of War Child's headquarters in 2008 was a direct consequence of the growth of the organisation. War Child has found a new and suitable accommodation in the Oranjekerk in the Oud-Zuid area of Amsterdam ('De Pijp' as it is often referred to). The church, which is let out by the 'Stadsherstel' foundation (City restoration Foundation), was entirely restored in 1999. War Child will relocate to this characteristic building in June 2008.

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Elise Griede, War Child methodology specialist

Elise Griede, War Child methodology specialist develops special programmes for 11-to-15 year olds, called I DEAL.

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