About African Childrens Fund
About This Shop
Many children in Africa are born into a trap of grinding poverty, missing out on childhood, and having to work or scavenge on the streets simply to survive. African Children’s Fund gives them the opportunity to escape this life by attending school and receiving the education that is so important for a better future.
We currently work in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, supporting grassroots projects that are a lifeline for vulnerable and at-risk children. Incredibly, one of the things that stop children from attending primary school is the need to scavenge or beg on the streets each day in order to find food – they have the stark choice between eating or getting an education! A simple but very effective solution is to provide them with a porridge-based school meal. We have been working in this way for ten years and the increase in attendance and attainment across our network of schools proves how well this approach works.
A cup of nutritious porridge costs just 9p so shopping, donating, or volunteering in one of our four charity shops makes a real difference to the lives of poor children in Africa.