CHARITIES IN AFRICA
GMM – The Goodness and Mercy Mission
- was formed because there was a great demand of the community’s needs. They discovered that rural communities in Cameroon continue to suffer not so much because of the economic situation of the country but because of the lack of initiatives for individuals to help themselves and come out of their predicament. They also learnt that there are some disadvantaged in the communities who are physically incapacitated and therefore cannot do anything to help themselves. Also under this category are needy children, orphans and street children. They decided to identify them and help them as much as possible in ways such as sponsoring the children.GMM works in partnerships with representative organizations to help the rural poor and empower themselves. The Goodness and Mercy Missions Activities are chiefly carried out in the North and South West Provinces of Cameroon, the Anglophone zone. Recently they have extended to other parts of Cameroon only through Literature distribution in French and other minor services.
- We are a non-profit organization, since 1991 dedicated to help disadvantaged children in East Africa to enhance their lives through education. With support from sponsor parents we help hundreds of children in Uganda- Africa with food, clothing, medicine, education and sometimes even homes. With support from sponsor parents around the world, we hope we will help in the sponsorship of many thousands of children in the years to come. This charity organization is very effective in terms of providing help. When you sponsor a child, he or she will get food, clothes and medicines, and you will also sponsor school fees and books. We believe that the only sure cure for poverty is education, which is why we put schools first.
- NyotaStar translates from Swahili to English as StarStar! The word Nyota means star.It began five years ago after, Elvida and Victor Hildyard visited the Ugweno valley nestled in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. The people were poor and desolate; many children were orphaned and there was a need for spiritual evangelism. The majority of the children under our care are under age 7 and have not yet started Primary School. We found it necessary 4 years ago to open a nursery school so that the little ones from as young as 2 and a half years old can come, Monday, to Friday for a nursery school. We have employed a salaried teacher trained for nursery school. These children come to learn basic reading and writing at this early age, but are also given a simple meal before they go home in the afternoon. Then on Saturday they all come together with the Primary School ones and meet for recreation and social activities. The Christian children receive Bible Study and they praise and worship God. We have a resident Pastor who lives in the premises and who takes care of the community church that is in operation at the Center. Our children are multicultural and multi faith. All are treated equally and loved very much.
- Abaana is a Christian organization and the Child sponsorship scheme is run with Christian principles. Abaana has now been running a child sponsorship program since 1997. They believe in child sponsorship because it connects people with children that are miles away, and gives you the opportunity to develop a unique personal relationship with your sponsor child. When you sponsor a child your money sends them to school, helps feed them, buys the books and uniform needed for schooling, and also covers some medical needs. You can sponsor a child in Africa and give them a future today.
The International Children’s Fund
- The International Children’s Fund works to meet the desperate need of countless impoverished African children, pulling them away from the brink of starvation, disease and victimization by sponsoring them. They respond with a unique approach that fills bowls with great efficiency. They operate in countries like Ghana,Kenya,Liberia,Sudan and Uganda.
- Their vision is to see all African children safe,loved and able to reach their potential.
- It works in the following countries:Ghana,Mozambique,Nigeria,Senegal,Uganda,Zambia and Zimbabwe. It rebuilds the lives of millions of invisible children–war victims in northern Uganda, Congo, and Sudan.Invisible Children works to revitalization the lives of millions of children who are the weapons and victims of the internal war raging in northern Uganda for the last two and a half decades. Through an innovative program that uses film that tell the childrens’ stories to inspire support and action, they have started a grassroots movement to rebuild the lives of these surviving children. Invisible Children is a social, political, and global movement using the trans formative power of story to change lives. By inspiring youth culture to value creativity, idealism and sacrifice, the movement fuels the most effective, adaptable and innovative programs in the world.
- Working through local organizations, A-CET is supporting thousands of youngsters with long-term scholarships and a community rural elementary schools building programme for the most vulnerable and where NO FEES are charged.
- All locally selected scholarship students and their backgrounds are well known to us and, with dignity and symapthy, are assisted from kindergarten through to higher education and into gainful employment or self-employment.
- A-CET now only funds educational support programmes within Ethiopia through the local NGO – EYES which is managed by our trained and experienced ex-students.
- They fund long-term scholarships for locally selected vulnerable youngsters who, without their support, would be unable to attend full-time education and they build/upgrade rural community elementary schools using local lab our and materials. They believe these small scale targeted supervised projects are the most effective way of supporting development though education. They are NOT a funding trust. They do not fund any students resident in the UK, do not provide any project funding or scholarships to unknown students nor do they fund any Gap year students –
- Hope for Africa International (HOFAI) is a registered Non Governmental in Zambia, non profit making organization whose vision is to strengthen family values and promote community reintegration of the challenged in society. Their mission is to empower orphans, vulnerables, persons with disabilities, women and youths to stay healthy, gain skills and knowledge that allows them to have a better life in society. Among what they do is running community schools for orphans and vulnerable children and advocacy for children’s rights.
- Today Aid2Africa.co.uk supports Orphans and Vulnerable Children through work with schools. Paying school fees and funding school based projects ranging from buying books to building toilets and classrooms. It believes in giving a hand up not a hand out and works closely with communities on sustainable projects. Established as a charity in March 2007, they have in fact been working with schools and their communities in Zimbabwe for several years on an informal basis. Aid2Africa.co.uk has actively raised awareness about the needs of the communities out in Zimbabwe, particularly orphans and other vulnerable children. They have strong links with the communities through lawyers, pastors and international aid workers. Their expertise and commitment has provided an infrastructure that means that every penny sent can get to where it was intended. They have a good platform of support from our local churches and other organizations in the UK. Currently the charity is involved with funding children’s school fees, providing resources for classrooms and pre-school units and other resources to benefit the children’s education. Since March last year nine schools have benefited from these activities. Over 500 text books for one primary school and over 400 to another, toys and educational resources for over 100 pre-school children and much needed materials to enable a school to prepare its pupils for their external examinations have, with the payment of fees for 636 children, has made a difference. That is all in just one year.
- It is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the tomorrows of East African communities through the education of today’s children. They improve access and the quality of education supporting East Africans to achieve their future goals. Since its inception in 2006, Project Kesho has worked in Tanzania and Uganda with local schools and stakeholders to improve educational facilities and the lives of students. They continue to work diligently towards the goals they first set out for themselves and appreciate their many supporters and donors.