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Our vision now, for 2018 and beyond


Last night we celebrated the official launch of our new strategy with friends, supporters and partners who have all shared the journey of AfriKids over the last twenty years.

 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the evening, to mark the start of this important new era for AfriKids, as we look to the future and our plans for even bigger change. It has been with your support that we have transformed the lives of so many people in Ghana and we are excited to be continuing this life-changing work with our inspiring, local team who are driving change in their communities every day.

Over the last twenty years, your support has enabled us to transform the lives of thousands of children in northern Ghana:

  •  we have ended child labour in the mines of Talensi Nabdam
  • we have helped children off the streets of Bolgatanga
  • we have eradicated the killing of “spirit children” in seven communities in Kassena Nankana
  • we have helped thousands of families lift themselves out of poverty and get their children into school

 

The next levels of change

Ahead of us now are a new set of opportunities. We have the knowledge and systems in place to replicate our life-saving child protection work in more communities across northern Ghana. We can build on the progress we have made to take on the next levels of change, working to now improve health and education services, and increase the number of children who can complete their education and secure their own futures, including the most marginalised.

We are now the most established organisation dedicated to improving child rights in northern Ghana. We have built a powerful movement of local people, who trust and support our work because our founding principle has never changed: we have listened to them and empowered them to make sustainable changes themselves

‘People in northern Ghana are now standing up and demanding more: of each other and of our government, to give every child the chance to break the cycle of poverty for good. We have proved that with care and determination, the smallest seed can grow in to the tallest tree, and when our children see what we have done, they realise they can do anything too.’

Nich Kumah, AfriKids Ghana Director

Continuing to fundraise in the UK

We are now generating a third of the funds we need to achieve our ambitions in Ghana, but our UK registered charity provides the due diligence required by international funders to raise more, so that we can do more. This is why Amy will continue to lead the team in the UK to generate funds for our award-winning projects to 2018 and beyond.

 

So what does AfriKids’ future hold? What is our vision now, for 2018 and beyond?

As we mark the launch of our new strategy, we want to make sure you have the full picture; so you can fully understand what this decision means for AfriKids going forward. Over a series of blog chapters posted here we’ll explore:

  • the principles and values that continue to sit at the heart of our work
  • what we’ve learned and how that will impact our work in the future
  • the goals we are now working towards
  • what you, the supporters who make it all possible, can expect from us

 

We hope you will join us for the next chapter and thank you for helping to make this happen!

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