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 can access a brighter future!

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1013587)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£50,000

Amount raised

£51,316

Donations

174

Championed by The EQ Foundation

    Categories

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

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

Multiple locations

Situation

The children we help are excluded from society, unable to go to school and living in abject poverty. Street connected 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. All these children are forced to grow up too quickly and are at risk of being forgotten by society.

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 connected children with learning difficulties). Together we make ideas and impact both sustainable and scalable to protect, educate and empower some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

  • "If it weren’t for this support, I would still be living on the streets right now. Now, I feel safe, like there are people taking care of me and if anything happens, I know they will help me.”

    — James, Kenya

  • “My life has completely changed. I’ve completed primary education. This year I have chosen to stay home and do more farming to earn enough money for my brother to finish primary school. Next year I will join secondary school. Once again, I believe I can achieve my dream of becoming a doctor!”

    — Bosco, Uganda

  • “I never had enough money to buy food. Often, I wandered around at night. I was hungry a lot. I was harassed and beaten up. I feel sad and scared when I think about it. But here at the Support Centre I feel safe. I am happy when I am here, I forget all the problems on the streets.”

    — Nadia, Kenya