Chance for Childhood

No Child Forgotten in Africa

Your support helps to protect, educate and empower vulnerable children across five countries in Africa. Together we can help ensure that street-connected children, children with disabilities, children affected by conflict and children in conflict with the law are not forgotten and can access a brighter future

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1013587)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£40,000

Amount raised

£43,515

Time left

2 days

Donations

134

Championed by The EQ Foundation

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

Multiple locations

  • I can’t imagine what life would have been like for my son Peter if COVID-19 arrived before he started at the Deaf School. He is deaf, but thanks to his school, he can continue learning at home. The school sent him work to do and we often receive phone calls from his teachers to help us.

    — Violette, Peter’s Mother (Rwanda)

  • The programme helped my son go to school. He first went to the catch-up school where he could learn what he missed. Now he’s gone to a mainstream school! As well as a place at the school, Johnie has got the uniform that he needs. I am very happy for that.

    — Mary, Johnie’s Mother (Kenya)

  • I was thinking about my grandson earlier today. Little did I know he was on his way coming home! Thank you for bringing back my boy."

    — Grandmother reunited with her missing grandson, Kenya

Situation

The children we help are excluded from society, unable to go to school and living in poverty. Street children face human trafficking and child labour. Children with disabilities are 3 times more likely to be sexually abused. Children affected by conflict suffer trauma and miss school. To survive, children have no choice but steal food or fight for a spot to sleep. When arrested they end up in overcrowded adult prisons at risk of abuse. All these children are forgotten, forced to grow up too soon

Solution

We work with visionary community leaders and governments to implement locally-relevant projects that create lasting change in the Justice, Education and Social Protection sectors. This enables us to focus on ‘hard to reach’ children, in terms of their complex needs (eg street children with learning difficulties) and location (urban slums, remote areas). Together we make ideas and impact both sustainable and scalable to protect, educate and empower some of the world’s most disadvantaged children.