WHAT WE DO
Focusing primarily on education, child rights and economic empowerment, we develop community-led programs 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.
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.
OUR IMPACT IN 2020
We are working with 155 communities across 5 countries in Southern and Eastern Africa.
We are collaborating with 17 in-country partners to deliver our programs.
Our programs are directly supporting 45,286 vulnerable children this year.
We are empowering 12,651 parents and guardians through village savings and loans groups and other programme training.
We are training 2,042 community volunteers to run our programmes.