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Initiative pour la Promotion de la Santé Rurale et le Développement Intégré au Burundi
Burundi | Bujumbura

Initiative pour la Promotion de la Santé Rurale et le Développement Intégré au Burundi (IPSDI) promotes access to education through after-school learning activities for children in a post-conflict environment, especially girls and internally displaced children and youth, many of whom are, disabled, HIV-positive, or victims of sexual violence.

Visit: ipsdiburundi.org


Democratic republic of the congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo | Lubumbashi

Malaika provides access to basic education and empowerment opportunities for rural girls; the majority of the girls were displaced by armed conflict, and many of them are involved in child labor or are affected by HIV/AIDS or sexual abuse.

Read more: Announcing the 2019 Maya Ajmera Sustainability Award winners
Visit: malaika.org


Achievers Ghana Education
Ghana | Accra

Achievers Ghana Education runs a holistic education program targeting slum-based girls who are at risk of or victims of forced child marriage and uses a participatory approach and strong community outreach activities to advocate for girls’ protection and education.

Visit: achieversghana.org
Center for Development Initiatives
Ghana | Accra

Working in both urban slums and rural areas, Center for Development Initiatives (CDI) provides access to education, leadership training, empowerment, and health services to migrant, out-of-school girls who are victims of gender-based violence or human trafficking.

Visit: cdighana.org


Girls Leading Our World Initiatives
Kenya | Nairobi

Girls Leading Our World Initiatives (iGLOW) provides education and leadership support to marginalized adolescent girls, particularly those who have been forced into early marriage or live in remote areas, through mentorship programs and access to education.

Visit: unstoppablegirls.org
Nyanza Initiative for Girls’ Education & Empowerment
Kenya | Kisumu

To respond to the needs of rural adolescent girls who are involved in child labor or have been forced into early marriage or female genital mutilation, Nyanza Initiative for Girls’ Education and Empowerment (NIGEE) operates a holistic girls’ education program that helps participants to succeed in formal education and undertakes community sensitization and community-based advocacy activities.

Read more: Leader, activist, and young mother: Belinda’s story
Visit: nigee.org
Oasis Mathare
Kenya | Nairobi

Through its youth center, located in Nairobi’s Mathare slums, Oasis Mathare provides a safe, social, and educational space for children of all ages to play, work on their homework, and access computers and the internet, while also offering an economic empowerment program for older youth, particularly young mothers.

Visit: oasismathare.org
Kenya | Nairobi

RefuSHE specializes in identifying and protecting unaccompanied and separated refugee children and youth, especially girls, young women, and their children living in Kenya. Its shelter, education, and community outreach services, coupled with local resources and the refugee community, empower this population to live healthy lives.

Visit: refushe.org
Samburu Girls Foundation
Kenya | Samburu County

Working in hard-to-reach rural areas, Samburu Girls Foundation (SGF) provides a safe environment, access to education, and psychosocial and family support to girls who are at risk of or victims of female genital mutilation and forced early marriage, including girls who are living with HIV/AIDS or have suffered sexual abuse or gender-based violence.

Read more: Moving girls from property to protection | “We must teach young people about dreams.” – Rosilla’s story
Visit: samburugirls.foundation
Youth Safety Awareness Initiative
Kenya | Nairobi

Dedicated to reducing rates of incarceration and recidivism among Nairobi’s youth, YSAI works directly in prisons to develop young people’s leadership and livelihood skills, while also working with children and youth in the heart of communities – especially in slums, where the incidence of crime is high—to promote community safety and steer them away from crime.

Read more: A former prison inmate advances justice for Kenya’s youth | The leaders of tomorrow are ready … today
Visit: crimesipoa.org


Lebanon | Beirut

Tahaddi provides children and women in Hay al-Gharbeh, a shantytown in Beirut, with access to quality education and health services.

Visit: tahaddilebanon.org


Centre for Children’s Health Education, Orientation and Protection
Nigeria | Lagos

Centre for Children’s Health Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE) moves victims of gender-based violence and sexual abuse, as well as other girls in rural communities and urban slums, to safer environments and offers them psychosocial and learning support.

Visit: facebook.com/CeeHopeNG
Child and Youth Protection Foundation
Nigeria | Garki, Abuja

Child and Youth Protection Foundation (CYPF) empowers trafficked girls, who are often sexually abused and forced into domestic servitude, through formal education, psychosocial support, and mentoring.

Visit: cypfnigeria.com


Association Jeunesse Espoir
Senegal | Saint Louis

Association Jeunesse Espoir (AJE) advances the rights and education of adolescent girls, especially those who are street-based or are at high risk for human trafficking, modern-day slavery, sexual violence, or abuse, by providing the girls with a safe space and psychosocial support, helping to reunite them with their families, and assisting them to go to school.

Visit: jeunesse-espoir-senegal.com


South Africa
South Africa | Johannesburg

Working with girls and young women between the ages of 18 and 28 from underserved communities, 18twenty8 promotes their educational and personal development, encouraging them to pursue higher education and empowering them through life skills workshops, mentoring, career guidance, and financial assistance.

Visit: 18twenty8.org
Nayanaya Trust
South Africa | Johannesburg

Founded by an award-winning South African filmmaker, Nayanaya Trust empowers young people – particularly young women – to tell their stories, develop career skills, and drive social change through the power of filmmaking.

xtreme Youth Projects
South Africa | Ekurhuleni

In the township of Tembisa, where 95% of the population is low-income, Xtreme Youth Projects offers a range of programs to empower children and youth, including life skills development, an entrepreneurship program, and performing arts activities that break down stereotypes, encourage positive self-image, and nurture young talent.

Visit: xtremeyouth.org.za


Faraja Young Women Development Organization
Tanzania | Arusha

Faraja Young Women Development Organization (FAYOWODO) uses a three-pronged approach to address the challenges faced by sexually abused or trafficked adolescent girls and their children: programs to prevent and respond to violence against adolescent girls; advocacy and outreach programs to deepen awareness about human trafficking and the importance of early childhood care and protection; and an early childhood development (ECD) program.

Read more: Empowering women, caring for children
Visit: thefarajacenter.org


Foundation for Inclusive Community Help
Uganda | Oyam

Foundation for Inclusive Community Help (FICH) responds to the needs of conflict-affected children and youth, mostly girls who were abducted and abused by the Lord’s Resistance Army, through opportunities to obtain second-chance education and job skills training, savings and entrepreneurship initiatives, and counseling and psychosocial support.

Visit: fichuganda.org

Global Fund for Children (GFC) UK Trust, created in 2006, is a UK registered charity (UK charity number 1119544). We work to generate vital income, create new fundraising opportunities, and raise awareness of the invaluable work of GFC’s grassroots grantees. Our aim is to extend the reach of GFC in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.

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