Welcome to Mamprugu-Moagduri

You’re in mango territory! Almost every house here has a mango tree so this is the perfect spot for you to sample some of Ghana’s finest produce!

Mamprugu-Moagduri has a strong sense of community. Many people live in small mud huts which they share with on average five other family members. Often, they all sleep in one room.

Women and girls are responsible for looking after the home and caring for the children, often at the cost of their education. More than 2 in 3 women here aged 6 years and older have never been to school and many girls are forced into child marriage too young, often to older men where they are vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. There are also a number of illegal gold mines close by where you’ll find children from the poorest families working to earn an income for their family. Hidden from the authorities, they are forced to work underground in dangerous conditions without daylight for many hours.


Sponsor a community in Mamprugu-Moagduri

Threats facing children in these communities


  • 7 in 10 people are living in poverty (71%) *
  • Almost 5 people live in each household (4.8), the highest household size in all of Ghana.

*in northern Ghana. Multidimensional poverty which also incorporates non-monetary measures.


  • Nearly two-thirds of people aged 6 and older have never been school.
  • 8 in 10 women aged 6 and older are illiterate (80%).

Child protection

  • 1 in 3 children aged 5-17 are working in hazardous conditions (31%)*
  • Young girls are abducted for child marriage and girls as young as 10 are being forced to have sex with men in exchange for money, food or menstrual pads.

*In northern Ghana.


  • 1 in 15 children die before their fifth birthday*
  • 63% of people do not have health insurance meaning healthcare is very expensive.

*In northern Ghana.

The difference you'll make

Today, two in three families in northern Ghana are living in poverty. As a result, 1 in 15 children are dying before their fifth birthday and families are being forced to send their children into child marriage and child labour - at the cost of their safety and education.

Change is possible.

And it starts in the community.

Over the next three years, your support will enable a community to keep all their children healthy, safe and in school.



Sponsor a community in Mamprugu-Moagduri

Your sponsorship will help:
  • 440 children to be safe and in quality education.
  • 150 mothers to be supported to earn a stable income.
  • 20 teachers and healthcare workers to be trained to deliver quality education and medical care.
  • 2,900 family and community members to have brighter futures.

* These numbers may vary as communities differ in size.

Ensure Means

You will help women earn a stable income so they can afford food, medicine, and education. Skills training and microfinance will enable them to start a business and provide for their family themselves – forever.

Build Motive

Through community events, radio discussions and Child Rights Clubs we will create Child Champion communities that understand, value and protect the rights of all children. In particular, you will empower children themselves with the knowledge and confidence to fight for their rights, especially the most vulnerable children including girls, street children and children with disabilities.

Create Opportunity

You will improve access to and quality of education, child protection and health services to ensure all children can be healthy, safe and learn. We will train teachers and healthcare workers, provide schools and health centres with innovative resources, and strengthen accountability to protect all children from harm and abuse.

Why AfriKids?

What our supporters say

If, like me, you have ever wondered whether it is worth giving to charities when you read in the press about missing supplies, misdirected aid budgets and the squandering of well-intentioned donations then look to AfriKids and reconsider.

Iain, Supporter

They really are different to any other community organisation I have ever come across. ..They are more like a movement than a charity, as the vast majority of their workforce is actually local. 

Dan Salmons, Barclaycard

Start your journey today

Provide your details, with no obligation, below and we'll be in touch to tell you more!

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AfriKids, Unit G05,
The Record Hall,
16-16A Baldwin's Gardens,

+44 (0) 207 269 0740

AfriKids Ghana Head Office:
PO Box 166
Upper East Region

+233 (0) 3820 97134

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