We love working with schools and universities to raise awareness of the issues affecting children in Africa. Find out how you can make a difference to some of the most vulnerable children.
As a charity working with and for children, we are passionate about giving the most vulnerable children a chance to achieve their incredible potential.
Education and early childhood development play a such pivotal role in our work that we love to get a chance to spread the word in schools in the UK!
Do you want your school to fundraise for us, or for pupils to learn more about the issues facing vulnerable children like Hortence (read her story below) and what you can do to help? Or maybe you’re interested in forming a longer-term partnership? Get in touch to learn more about what we can do for your school and to request your Schools Fundraising Pack.
You can or phone 01483 230 250 to speak to our Fundraising team.
Looking to fundraise for us at university? RAG weeks and events throughout the year (who doesn’t love a pub quiz, a football tournament or your own version of ‘Pimp my barrow’?!) offer a great opportunity to raise essential funds to support vulnerable children in Africa. If you’re interested in using RAG to raise funds for vulnerable children in Africa, check out our Fundraise page for inspiration and great fundraising ideas!
Otherwise why not consider running a film night on disability and exclusion issues? Or a specialist lecture?
We can offer advice and send you promotional material and your Fundraising Pack to help you along the way. Get in touch by emailing us or phone 01483 230 250. You can also find us on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Angelique and Hortence’s Story
Angelique realized something was wrong with her daughter Hortence quite early on. Her six month old baby wouldn’t respond to noise and babble like other toddlers. Two months later, Angelique was sure of it – her daughter was deaf.
Apart from a few basic gestures, Angelique and Hortence had no means of communicating. The little girl seemed desperately lonely, trapped in her own world. Her neighbours would call Hortence ‘dumb’ and Angelique felt increasingly isolated from her own community. But she couldn’t give up on her daughter – all she wanted was to protect her girl and give her a good start in life.
Luckily, Angelique and Hortence were able to attend one of our special workshops to learn ways to communicate with each other properly for the very first time.
Hortence has now blossomed into a sociable, bright and confident girl and Angelique feels positive about her daughter’s future: “I am happy now because I can sign to Hortence and she signs back. She can tell me what she needs and she does what I ask her to do! I hope all parents of deaf children will accept them for who they are and strive for their rights.”