My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for African Childrens Haven, Galveston, TX, USA
I am a long-time supporter of African Children's Haven (ACH) because it helps specific communities and tailors its programs to meet the needs of those they serve. The founders and staff at ACH are not only knowledgeable and have a wealth of experience in the field, they are passionate about not just providing assistance, but providing skills to the communities they serve, so that they will ultimately be able to help themselves. ACH makes a concerted effort to train and hire people from within the community to help with its programs.
Many organizations and individuals provide "charity," but there are stand-outs like ACH that empower people. They help communities understand that they are their best resource. This really sets ACH apart from many other charities. Their focus on education, especially educating girls is highly noteworthy. When women and girls are educated the whole community benefits, especially the next generation, who are also more likely to be educated and less likely to live in poverty.
Additionally, ACH offers sexual health programs and assistance to children with special needs. All of their programming is about creating stronger communities that will be assets to their communities and society at large. We all know the problems that plague many African communities, if you support ACH you will help create a new generation of healthy, educated, and empowered individuals who will be better able to help their regions recover and thrive.