Our alliance

Alternative Care Initiatives (ACI)

A registered national NGO in Uganda, established in 2013 to support the Government of Uganda and other partners to implement the National Alternative Care Framework. ACI partners with the Ugandan Government to co-ordinate the national Alternative Care Implementation Unit that monitors and regulates child care service providers across the country.

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AVSI Foundation

A non-profit NGO working in 30 countries throughout the world. AVSI Rwanda involves families and communities to empower themselves and become protagonists of their own destiny by working to improve the capacities of the communities, schools, educators and families who help children discover their inherent potential.

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Braveaurora

This a non-profit, independent organization working since 2009 to support children, families through sustainable community-based initiatives in Ghana. We work closely with state and non-state child protection partners in care reform and specifically on de-institutionalization. Additionally, we encourage and support appropriate alternative family-based care for children without adequate parental care through case management services and advocacy.

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Child in Family Focus, Kenya (CFF)

Is a registered NGO championing family based care for orphaned and vulnerable children. CFF works with like-minded stakeholders and Government to reduce reliance on institutional care by leading coherent care reform that prioritises prevention of separation of children from their families and strengthening alternative family care
for children.

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Child’s i Foundation (CiF)

In Uganda, more than 50,000 children are growing up in orphanages. Nearly all have family. Orphanages make orphans out of children. Every day, families are forced to give up children in the promise of a better life. Children lose their childhoods and their life chances.

Child’s i Foundation helps children return to families by rebuilding family support systems. We work with partners to create foster care networks that keep children out of orphanages. We help repurpose orphanages into services that meet local needs: preventing family separation, reuniting families or placing children with safe adoptive parents. We work with the Government to build the capacity of a national social workforce across Uganda, and help a nation reimagine the care of its most vulnerable citizens.

At Child’s i Foundation we make families, not orphans.

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Fondazione L’Albero della Vita – The Tree of Life

The organization promotes effective actions aimed at ensuring well-being, protecting and promoting human rights, encouraging the development of vulnerable children, their families and their communities. We support the de-institutionalization process in Kenya and the promotion of AFC options, with focus on Foster and Kinship Care.

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Give a Child a Family (GCF)

Is a Child Protection Organization working in countries across Africa. GCF take a holistic approach, making the child the center of the programs. We provide services to children and families at risk: temporary safe care, child protection services and development and training that builds capacity in other organizations.

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Helping Children Wordwide (HCW)

Helping Children Worldwide (HCW) empowers local partners at The Child Reintegration Centre in Sierra Leone in striving to ensure that every child grows up in a safe, loving and permanent family. We provide access to education, healthcare, and resources that lift vulnerable families out of poverty and crisis, and then focus on programs that strengthen families through case management, counseling, coaching, training and mentorship to empower them to care for themselves. Our local partners also provide transition support services designed to train and equip orphanage leaders to transition from residential care of children to family-based programs, as well as providing curriculum to equip social workers to reintegrate children and reunify the families that they serve, through workshops, coaching and mentorship.

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Home Free

This is a Registered Canadian Charity helping children grow up in safe and loving families in Uganda. With over 50,000 children in orphanages across the country, Home Free is working to provide a much-needed alternative. By strengthening families, making new families through reunification, foster care, and adoption, and repurposing orphanages, Home Free is working to realize a day when every child grows up in a safe and loving family. Home Free currently reaches 6,000 children and parents/guardians through its programs.

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Hope and Homes for Children

Is an international organisation working in partnership with governments and partner NGOs, across 4 continents, to catalyse the eradication of institutional care of children. We work to consolidate political will for reform, to develop the know-how on the transition from institutional care to family and community based care. We build the capacity of the social workforce to support families and children and we help governments to secure funding for transition.

Children in orphanages and those at risk of separation are at the heart of everything we do. Their transition into families and alternative family care is helping us to assist partner Governments to design robust child protection and care systems, effective in preventing children’s separation and providing suitable alternative care for children who need that. Our national teams from Rwanda, Sudan and South Africa are part of the Transform Alliance.

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Nyaka

Nyaka, established in 2001, works with communities to nurture and protect children so they can learn, grow, and thrive. Nyaka surrounds each child with a comprehensive support model, comprised of interrelated programs developed and led by our community. Nyaka’s holistic approach consists of four key programs: the Education Program, the Grandmother Program, the Health Program, and the Sexual and Gender- Based Violence (SGBV) Program, which was formerly known as EDJA.

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OAfrica

Is a non-profit NGO and an implementing partner of the Government of Ghana’s National Plan of Action for Orphans and Vulnerable Children. OAfrica works in partnership with the government to provide awareness and training on issues surrounding institutionalisation of children; co-founding and supporting the Care Reform Initiative.

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Pamoja Leo

Pamoja Leo is based in Tanga, Tanzania with a mission to transform care for orphaned and vulnerable children. We do this by empowering women in local communities who are caring for orphaned, abandoned or abused and providing family strengthening services focusing on early childhood period. We support the establishment of fit families, developing technology-based solutions to support orphanage care reform, our goal is to ensure every child knows the love of a family.

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Partnership for Family Strengthening

Is a Christian non-governmental organization based in Ghana and established to ensure the prevention of family breakdown.  The organization works to establish mentoring programs especially in deprived public schools and thus provide a safety net for the most vulnerable and at-risk youngsters, it supports individuals, organizations, networks and governments in establishing Child Care Systems that provide sound and cost-effective Family Breakdown prevention solutions and  engages Civil Society organizations, especially FBOs, to ensure that an effective child care system is implemented across Ghana, and the world at large.

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Shamaa

Is a non-profit NGO Community Based Organization based in Sudan. The organization cares for abandoned, and unaccompanied children. We are working to end institutional care by providing family based care solutions to children without parental care.

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The Ubumwe Community Center

Is a local organization based in Rwanda, set up to help persons with disability find their abilities, we are now becoming an inclusive community through our pre-school and primary school, and Community Based Living program for children and young adults with severe disability who used to live in Noel orphanage, now closed.

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