The Edem Children Foundation's mission is to work for the improvement of the plight of children and young people in Africa, through information sharing, training, research, education and early intervention. The organisation's main areas of action include:
- Educating and advocating for children and youth 'at risk', street youth and child trafficking;
- Caring and supporting for children living with HIV/AIDS, orphans and vulnerable children;
- First-step educational support aimed at supporting children to start school and drop-out to go back to school;
- Youth leadership training aimed at building leadership and good governance among children / young people.