WHAT WE DO
Focusing primarily on education, child rights and economic empowerment, we develop community-led programmes for vulnerable children in Southern and Eastern Africa.
Our aim is that children who are isolated, exploited or lacking the opportunity they deserve, have the skills to change their own futures. And that their families and communities are able to support them along the way.
HOW ARE WE WORKING ALONGSIDE OUR PARTNERS DURING COVID-19?
We are focused on improving awareness about COVID-19 in the communities we are working with, and helping them to maintain economic activity; to support and protect vulnerable children; and to improve food security in this uncertain and very difficult time.
Increasing access to early childhood education and care for isolated children.
Equipping communities to provide emotional support for vulnerable children.
Creating child protection structures in schools and communities.
Mentoring and teaching life skills to children and young people living on the streets.
Teaching young people business and entrepreneurial skills.
Economically empowering those who care for vulnerable children.
WHERE WE WORK
We work across five countries – Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe – in areas where children are acutely impacted by:
Lack of opportunity
In low or no-income households, children often do not have access to basic necessities and education.
In communities where there are high rates of orphanhood, children are often suffering from emotional and social distress.
In areas where practices such as child labour, abandonment and early marriage are prominent, children are often unsafe.
We are working with 217 communities across 5 countries in Southern and Eastern Africa.
We are collaborating with 25 in-country partners to deliver our programmes.
Our programmes are directly supporting 66,000 vulnerable children this year.
This year, we are empowering 25,000 parents, guardians and community volunteers.