PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) announced a major milestone in coordination with Both Ends Believing, a non-profit change agent dedicated to bringing attention and solutions to the challenges facing orphans in developing nations. On June 13, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed by Tyler, Both Ends Believing, and the Honduran Government Child Welfare Agency (DINAF) representing the official partnership for the implementation of the Children First software program, a technology developed by Tyler specifically for the non-profit organization.
Currently, 24 non-government organization (NGO) child care services are implementing the Children First software with DINAF. With the MOU in place, a possible total of 176 facilities will soon be using the software. This technology helps government agencies build, maintain, and manage accurate records of an institutionalized child's identification, medical conditions, and other details for matching the child with their permanent family.
There are close to 700 children registered in the Children First profile module, with the number increasing every day. The goal of Both Ends Believing is to reunite these children with their biological families or to place them into a loving family if reunification is not an option.
“Together with DINAF, partnerships have been made with the Honduran National Register of People, the National Institute of Statistics, and the National Social Sector Information Center to establish and expand the use of the Children First software tool,” said Lolis Maria Salas Montes, executive director, DINAF. “The Children First program is important because it will collect information that will be generated in the register of care for children and adolescents. The software program will also be linked to a certification process and will be used to collect data which will make it possible to improve childcare services in our country. The program will also help to reduce costs in handling such cases and facilitate the return of infants to their biological families, or place them with permanent families.”
The recent visit to Honduras and signing of the MOU represents two years of dedicated work on behalf of DINAF, Tyler, and Both Ends Believing to further the organization’s mission of transforming global child welfare through technology and collaboration.
“Our partnership with DINAF will transform the future of vulnerable children in Honduras living outside of family care,” said Mark Schwartz, president of Both Ends Believing and director of consulting for Tyler Technologies. “The recent signing of the MOU represents an immediate positive change for child welfare in Honduras which we hope will spread throughout Central America.”
“This marks an important milestone for Both Ends Believing and the country of Honduras, and we’re encouraged by the impact that the Children First software initiative can have for global child welfare,” said Bruce Graham, president of Tyler’s Courts & Justice Division. “By equipping Both Ends Believing and countries like Honduras with the right technology, we provide them a way to safely move children from institutional care into their permanent families.”
On August 13-15, Both Ends Believing will hold its first regional summit in Lusaka, Zambia, to continue the discussions around global child welfare. Approximately 10 surrounding African nations are expected to attend the summit, which will focus on training additional countries to use Children First software.
About Both Ends Believing
Both Ends Believing (formerly Both Ends Burning) was founded in January of 2010 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to promote family based outcomes for vulnerable children. We envision a world in which every child grows up in a family. Our primary goal is to minimize institutional care for at risk children and redirect these children into reunification with their family, foster or kinship care, or placement into domestic and international adoption programs.
About Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector - cities, counties, schools and other government entities - to become more efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of their constituents. Tyler's client base includes more than 15,000 local government offices in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and other international locations. In 2017, Forbes ranked Tyler on its "Most Innovative Growth Companies" list, and Fortune included Tyler on its "100 Fastest-Growing Companies" list. More information about Tyler Technologies, headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at www.tylertech.com.