Supporting Children in Poverty

 

Through the work we do in Africa, we provide orphans, street children and young people in one parent homes or extended families an equal chance to education. This is achieved by providing them with education kits and an after school programmes to combat poor health and poverty, and increase access to formal and social education.

The education kits include uniforms, shoes, school bags, stationery, textbooks and study materials. The beneficiaries are provided with a hot school meal on school days which makes all the difference to their health, energy levels and nutrition.

One-to-one mentoring support is also given, so each child has a personal development and career plan. This ensures their education plays a leading role giving them a focus to meet their targets. The final element of the project enables health support interventions, including health checks and screenings to prevent ill health, for example, dental checks and nutritional screenings.

 Selection criteria:

Our main criterion is that beneficiaries are orphans or have one parent. The children are mostly identified by teachers when they notice that the children attend school without educational kits or they are always hungry. This way we can ensure our project activities reach those who are most in need. We also ask for evidence that their guardian or parent has no source of income and they can’t afford the educational kits.Our local coordinator will now visit them and assess their situation and verify their background.

Be part of our mission to help us make a difference in the lives of children and young people; it can change your life too. Your regular commitment to our educational program will enable disadvantaged children some of whom are orphans, to attend school, gain skills and develop their potential.  If you would like to sponsor a child, please contact us and we will send you a child sponsorship pack.

You can watch the testimonials of some of our beneficiaries, click here. To carry out this vital work in West Africa, we rely entirely on voluntary donations. To donate, please click here.