• African Charity Shop in Witney, Oxfordshire
  • African Charity Shop in Witney, Oxfordshire

Tamsyn Wymer

African Children’s Fund

Web:  www.africanchildrensfund.org

Tel:  01993 705272 (Mon-Weds)

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Company Bio

African Children’s Fund is a small, Oxfordshire-based charity (Reg. charity no. 1114699) working with grass roots partners in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Focussing on education and children’s rights, we are making a real difference to the lives of almost 4,000 children born into poverty every year.

Personal Bio

Tamsyn joined African Children’s Fund as Social Media & Events Coordinator in 2011, following a career in the information industry. Outside of work, Tamsyn enjoys running and is part of the team that brought parkrun to Witney so you’ll often find her at West Witney at 9am on a Saturday!

Member Profile

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 £6,700. 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.

Our charity shops in Faringdon, Grove and Witney always need good quality donations. Please pay them a visit if you are in the area.


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Testimonials:

“I learnt through this project that a little support goes a long way. Supporting people gives them hope, where there is hope, people can dream, and when people freely dream, they get vision and purpose which gives them a chance to be something.”

- Brenda, Advocate at the High Court of Kenya (former Porridge Clubs recipient).

upcoming events

Upcoming Events

Longworth Quiz Night & Supper

Saturday, 27 April 2024
6:30 pm 10:00 pm

Hosted by African Children's Fund

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Guest Days

Every First Tuesday of the month.

7 - 8:30am

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