African Children’s Fund
Tel: 01993 705272 (Mon-Weds)
African Children’s Fund is incredibly proud to be Juice’s charity partner and since the beginning of our partnership in June 2018, members have raised over £3,400. A phenomenal contribution to a small, local charity.
It was the Head Teacher of a primary school in Thika in Kenya who explained what stops children attending school: the first is a lack of food in the family, meaning children have to work, scavenge or beg on the streets or they are hungry at school. The second is the unaffordability of sanitary protection for adolescent girls, forcing them to miss a week of school each month. Children who don’t regularly attend school fall so far behind their counterparts that they inevitably drop out completely. The result: a lack of education, hope and prosperity.
Once these causes were identified, the solutions were not difficult to establish - providing school meals through our Porridge Clubs and sanitary towels through our Education All Month, Every Month programme have proved highly effective in ensuring all children have the chance of a full-time education and the skills to build a better life for themselves and their families in the future.
Other initiatives we support include a nursery school in Tanzania; legal aid for children and families in Kenya and Tanzania; the provision of educational resources and counselling for children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe; and slum dweller education forums in Uganda to promote children’s rights.