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READ STORIES FROM OUR PARTNERS IN AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

 
Burundi
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
Malaika
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

 

ghana
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

 

kenya
Boy Child Initiative
Kenya | Nairobi

In order to address the needs of vulnerable, street-based boys in the Korogocho slum, who are often involved in child labor or trash picking, Boy Child Initiative (BCI) offers early childhood development (ECD) services and second-chance primary education, as well as community sensitization, counseling, mentorship, hygiene, and rehabilitation programs.

Visit: facebook.com/BoyChildInitiative
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
Refushe
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
Insan Association
Lebanon | Achrafieh, Beirut

Insan Association promotes the rights of adolescent girls, especially those who are refugees, have been displaced, are involved in domestic work, or have been sexually or physically abused; ensures the girls’ physical safety; and helps them to obtain education, legal representation, and psychosocial support.

Visit: insanassociation.org
Tahaddi
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

 

nigeria
Bo Sita MADE
Nigeria | Jos

Bo Sita MADE is a female-led youth development organization that responds to the needs of human trafficking victims by removing them from dangerous environments such as brothels and supporting them holistically to help them live meaningful lives, while also implementing public-awareness initiatives and working to protect those at risk of being trafficked.

Visit: bosita.net
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

 

senegal
Action Femme Enfant
Senegal | Saint Louis

Dedicated to protecting the rights of teenage mothers and their children, Action Femme Enfant promotes their economic and social inclusion through a safe house for pregnant teens; mentoring, literacy support, and vocational training for young mothers; and a comprehensive early childhood development program for their children. AFE also helps to reunite teen mothers with their families and safety reintegrate them into their communities.

Visit: afepikine.org
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
Maison de la gare
Senegal | Saint Louis

Maison de la Gare (MDG) promotes the social and economic integration of talibés, young boys who are sent by their families to urban areas to study the Qur’an and instead end up enduring extreme forms of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Visit: mdgsl.com
Pour une Enfance Sénégal
Senegal | Mbour

PUE promotes the social and economic integration of talibés, young boys who are sent by their families to urban areas to study the Qur’an and instead end up enduring extreme forms of abuse, neglect, and exploitation in Mbour. Through its community center, PUE provides talibés with access to education, health, and vocational skills so that they can become self-sufficient and break the cycle of generational poverty.

Visit: pouruneenfance-senegal.com

 

South Africa
18twenty8
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
Jelly Beanz Inc.
South Africa | Cape Town

Jelly Beanz Inc. (JBI) promotes child protection and safety through direct services for sexually abused children and those who have experienced trauma, abuse, or neglect, offering in-depth individual and group counseling, as well as life skills training on such topics as HIV/AIDS prevention and management, how to report abuse, and career opportunities.

Visit: jellybeanz.org.za
Vumundzuku-bya Vana | Our Children’s Future
South Africa | Zonkizizwe , Gauteng

Vumundzuku-bya Vana | Our Children’s Future (VVOCF) works to restore the hope of destitute orphans who are living with HIV/AIDS and have suffered severe neglect, violence, and sexual abuse, by enhancing their safety, care, and development through an integrated approach that includes rescue, community outreach activities, and peer education.

Visit: vvocf.org.za
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

 

tanzania
Action for Children
Tanzania | Arusha

As a youth-led organization serving vulnerable girls who have been forced into early marriage or trafficked into domestic servitude, Action for Children (AfC) provides psychosocial support and medical and legal assistance to victims and their children, establishes children’s rights clubs in schools, and operates a child abuse helpline.

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
Shalom Centre for Street Children
Tanzania | Arusha

Shalom Centre for Street Children runs a comprehensive early childhood care and development program and provides second-chance educational support and mentoring for street-based children who are abused, forced into commercial sex, or involved in child labor; the organization also rehabilitates traumatized children in its transitional home, while working to reunite them with their families and reintegrate them into their communities.

 

togo
Action pour le Développement Durable: Le Rônier
Togo | Tsévié

Actions pour le Développement Durable: Le Rônier specializes in educating rural children who are abandoned or are survivors of child trafficking; some of the children have lost both parents and have joined the labor force to support themselves.

Visit: leronier.org
Fondation Secours Universel
Togo | Lomé

Fondation Secours Universel (FSU) offers a safe environment for abandoned and severely neglected infants and children, providing them with early childhood education, care, and development, and identifies and assists the children’s mothers, most of whom are teenage girls forced into commercial sex work, through a transitional home and access to primary and secondary education.

Visit: facebook.com/Fondation-Secours-Universel-792251214132853
Homeland Kids and Family
Togo | Lome

Homeland Kids and Family (HOKIFA) offers educational and other opportunities to street-based children, most of whom were abused and involved in child labor.

Visit: hokifa.org
ONG Dedome Amis du Père Franck
Togo | Lome

ONG Dedome Amis du Père Franck educates rural children from low-income families, some of whom are living with HIV/AIDS and most of whom are involved in child labor and are at risk of being trafficked, through its own school, access to public schools, and a community library program.

Visit: dedome.org
Organisation pour la Femme et le Développement
Togo | Lomé

Organisation pour la Femme et le Développement (OFED) provides skills training and library services to children and youth who have been involved in domestic servitude, commercial sex, or other forms of child labor, as well as those who are at a high risk of being trafficked, and assists the young children of these beneficiaries through an early childhood development program and programs at its community library.

Visit: ofedinternational.org

 

uganda
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

 

zambia
Chimwemwe Organisation for the Promotion of Childhood Rights, Education and Development
Zambia | Chipata

Chimwemwe Organisation for the Promotion of Childhood Rights, Education and Development (COPECRED) provides comprehensive early childhood development care for preschool-age children and offers entrepreneurship guidance to families affected by HIV/AIDS, using the child as an entry point.

Visit: copecred.org
Dackana Home Based Care
Zambia | Kabwe

Dackana Home Based Care works closely with public schools in informal settlements to inspire children and youth who are involved in hazardous work to overcome poverty and low self-esteem, go to and stay in school, acquire livelihood skills, and improve their general well-being.

Visit: dackanahomebasedcare.org
Hope for the Needy Zambia
Zambia | Nchelenge

Hope for the Needy Zambia (HONZA) establishes community-run early childhood development and care programs for rural children, most of whom are HIV-positive, have lost their parents to AIDS, or have been otherwise affected by HIV/AIDS and who would otherwise have little or no chance to go to school.

Visit: facebook.com/honzaoffice
Kachere Development Programme
Zambia | Chipata

Kachere Development Programme (KDP) offers early childhood care for young children and tuition assistance, skills training, healthcare, and psychosocial support for youth, with a focus on rural-based migrant children who have lost their parents to AIDS or whose parents are living with HIV/AIDS; adolescent girls removed from forced early marriages; and survivors of sexual abuse and gender-based violence and their children.

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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