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“… the child, for the full and harmonious development of his or her personality, should grow up in a family environment, in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding”

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

We are a growing collective of specialist national NGOs working across Africa

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We work with governments, communities and donors to replace orphanages with sustainable child protection systems

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Across the world 8 million children are spending their childhoods in orphanages. Worldwide, studies have shown that up to 80% of children in the care of orphanages have at least one living parent. Only families can provide the love and sense of belonging that children need to grow and flourish

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We know that together we are stronger. Our expertise has value because it comes from the ground up and supports grass-roots change at local and government level.

 How we work:

Building know-how and an evidence base

Supporting political and legal change

Developing skilled social work forces

Developing sustainable funding models

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Many countries worldwide have consigned orphanages to the history books. Why should Africa be the exception?

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