It’s been a year since we formed Transform Alliance Africa. We are committed to realising our vision of an Africa, free of orphanages, where all children belong and grow up in safe and loving families.
We met in Kigali for our annual get-together and share our achievements. It’s amazing what can be achieved by a small and committed group of passionate organisations and we are very proud to share our top 5 achievements over the past 12 months.
- We have an identity
Thanks to our friends at Proxy [link] we now have a website, a beautiful logo symbolising co-operation and partnership and values we live by to help us achieve our vision of an Africa free of orphanages.
We are go
We are positive
Proxy is a venture capital and branding firm based in London who offered to give us an identity after visiting our partners in Rwanda and Uganda and seeing first-hand how every child should grow up in a family, not an orphanage.
- We were on TV
TAA partners Child’s i Foundation and Hope and Homes for Children were featured on Bloomberg’s Time for Global Action to showcase the work we are doing transforming the district to eliminate the need for orphanages.
- We developed a Q&A brochure
These are the questions we get asked all the time. We didn’t make the up the answers, they are based on scientific research and years and years of our collective experience working across Africa. We’re very proud to share this [link to resources page] and love you to share with everyone you know.
- We have a strategy to change hearts and minds
Now this took a gigantic effort to develop a strategy which all TAA country members agreed to AND THEN developed their own country strategies to feed into the masterplan.
After hours of skype calls, rewrites and negotiations we have a plan to try and convince Governments, donors, NGO’s and faith based organisations to commit to all children in Africa growing up in families. Now we just need to execute it…
- The First Lady of Uganda and the Secretary General of the Commonwealth in Kampala to committed to no child left behind.
“We are talking about today is quite extraordinarily the life chances of over 8 million children in our world who are currently in institutional care. It is so important that we are here to talk about the children in all the Commonwealth countries and stop a tsunami of pain, injury and harm” – Baroness Scotland QC, Secretary General Commonwealth
TAA members were invited to present at a High Level Meeting on Children hosted by the First Lady of Uganda Hon. Janet K. Museveni and Baroness Scotland QC, Secretary General Commonwealth at the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers’ Meeting in Uganda in the lead up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.
We called for the Ugandan Government to ban the establishment of new orphanages, share practice and learning and encourage donors to invest in the transition of children into families and communities.