About Childvoice International
ChildVoice provides youths affected by war and exploitation the psychosocial healing and skills training they need to recover from trauma and build new lives.
Their students in both Uganda and Nigeria come from homes and communities that have been broken by violence. The students enter their programs broken psychologically and economically. They leave emotionally restored, and with newly acquired skills with which they can provide for themselves and their families.
ChildVoice’s work reaches well beyond helping individual youths recover from trauma and build new and vibrant lives. It is ultimately to provide them with the spiritual resilience and vital skills they need to help lift up and strengthen their communities. They strive to create and deliver programs through which students can achieve personal renewal, grow spiritual fortitude, and attain the skills they need to build a better future for themselves and their communities.
Their programs are also designed to help their students become leaders within their communities, reaching across cultural divides to create new social bonds within them. After all, physical structures rise and fall, but it is the lasting bonds of friendship and common purpose that are the building blocks of strong communities.
About the founder
Throughout his career, Conrad Mandsager has provided “on the ground” expertise to social service organizations in not-for-profit, for-profit, and government sectors. His strong record of leadership and program development has assisted numerous organizations seeking growth in new and existing ventures that serve at-risk youth.
His credits include the development of the first volunteer-run prison in the US, the development of the second largest mentoring program in the US for at-risk youth, and the design of Wheels for the World, an international wheelchair distribution program serving children in over 60 countries. In 2006, Mandsager founded
ChildVoice International in response to the needs of countless children traumatized by war. ChildVoice’s programs recognize that someone must speak for children so devastated that they are unable even to whisper the horrors of becoming young victims of inhumanity. But more than speak, ChildVoice operates on the conviction that children affected by war and exploitation can be restored in safe communities with loving care, spiritual and psychosocial counseling, and effective education and vocational training.