My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for African Childrens Haven, Galveston, TX, USA
African Childrens Haven (ACF) is an exceptional organization. ACTsupports grassroots organizations in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania that help vulnerable children living in extreme poverty in urban slums and rural communities lead healthier, more productive lives. They support education programs for underserved youth with a special focus on orphans and girls. Their work is grounded in a believe that Africa’s future rests with its children and that projects developed and run by local communities produce cost-effective, sustainable long-term results. Their education services and programs include:
Orphans: Nairobi’s urban slums and Kenya’s rural villages, have among the highest rates of HIV infection in the world. ACH supports children affected by the ongoing HIV/AIDS pandemic. Our programs provide shelter, food, clothing, medical services and education for children in need. We also support life skills training and sex education that bring life-saving information to children and families in the rural communities and urban slums where we work.
Education: To the greatest extent possible, each of our projects focus on education, vocational training and life skills. In addition to providing scholarships, we also support school feeding programs and work to make sure that teachers are paid a living wage and have health insurance for their families.
Gender: Lastly -- but perhaps most importantly -- African Childrens Haven gives highest priority to projects that support girls and mothers. Africa is traditionally male dominated, but that is changing as women rise to positions of influence and as they become empowered to support their families, enter the cash economy, and become community leaders.
I strongly endorse African Children's Haven and would encourage other to support the urgently needed services they are providing.