We keep children safe
Ensuring the protection of children and their rights is the reason AfriKids exists and our up most priority. We have robust measures in place to protect people, particularly children and vulnerable adults, from any harm that may be caused by AfriKids’ work or people involved with it.
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 adhere to best practice guidelines as outlined by the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Regulator
We maintain robust governance policies and procedures including regular internal and external audits to ensure this
We publish independently audited accounts annually and encourage our supporters to ask us anything, anytime
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.
We share and collaborate
By working with others, we can have a greater impact. We collaborate with partners across the NGO, public and private sectors to maximise the reach and impact of our projects. We continuously develop our knowledge and skills by working with and learning from others, sharing what we know so that they too can learn from us.
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
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.
Our Fundraising Values
Our four fundraising values are the qualities and standards that guide our conduct (how we “behave”) in raising funds. Underpinning our Integrity value is our registration with the Fundraising Regulator and compliance with its Code of Fundraising Practice.
We aspire to deliver the best in class; to be impactful, to be honest, to be respectful and to be accountable for all we do. We always act in the best interests of the children and communities we serve and we never compromise their dignity.
We nurture a culture of openness and listening, providing inspirational donor experiences and building quality, long-lasting relationships.
We are responsive to our environment and we adopt adaptive approaches that enable us to secure sustainable long-term funding.
We are bold in our approach and will always find creative solutions to broaden our reach. We will always challenge ourselves, so our supporters remain engaged to ensure our lasting impact on the lives of more children in Ghana.
AfriKids UK Head Office:
AfriKids, Unit G05,
The Record Hall,
16-16A Baldwin's Gardens,
AfriKids Ghana Head Office:
PO Box 166
Upper East Region
Registered charity in England and Wales: 1141028
Registered NGO in Ghana: DSW/3024
Registered in The Netherlands. Tax no: 8238.13.289