Our principles

We are truly local

Our team of local staff in Ghana design and run all of our life-changing programmes from start to finish.

Qualified, experienced professionals, they have a deep personal commitment to improving life for children in their communities. Being known and trusted by the communities they work in is what makes them so effective, especially with some of our most complex work changing traditional beliefs.

Fundraising and donor due diligence is led from the UK, but always with the aim of supporting local people delivering the right solutions in their own communities.

We are transparent and accountable

100% accountability

We adhere to best practice guidelines as outlined by the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Regulator

Robust governance

We maintain robust governance policies and procedures including regular internal and external audits to ensure this

Independently audited

We publish independently audited accounts annually and encourage our supporters to ask us anything, anytime

We Say No to Pity

We will  not trivialise the injustice of poverty or compromise the dignity of anyone we work with through pity advertising or by using inappropriate images or language when discussing sensitive issues.

We hope sharing the positive stories of how our work is making a difference will inspire people to help us do more.

We listen, empower and sustain


We listen to what local people
tell us they really need


We empower children and
communities to make changes themselves


We help people make changes that can be continued without our ongoing support

We respect people and planet

We work together with communities to end harmful traditional practices and protect children, while respecting local culture, heritage and environment.

We are conscious to minimise the impact of our operations on the environment and employ a reduce, reuse and recycle approach.

AfriKids is a strong example of real development working on the ground for the people who need it the most. As patron, I have been lucky enough to watch this exceptional organisation develop and feel that it is now at a point where its story and methodologies should be shared.

Baroness Lynda Chalker, AfriKids Patron

We always want to do better

An ethos of learning and improving is ingrained in everything we do, from supporting training for all of out staff to continuously developing our Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning tools to measure our impact and inform our strategy.

We welcome feedback from all of our stakeholders so please never hesitate to get in touch.

© 2021 AfriKids. All Rights Reserved

AfriKids UK Head Office:
21 Southampton Row
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 207 269 0740

AfriKids Ghana Head Office:
PO Box 166
Upper East Region

+233 (0) 3820 97134

Registered charity in England and Wales: 1141028
Registered NGO in Ghana: DSW/3024
Registered in The Netherlands. Tax no: 8238.13.289