Children's Charities Africa



child-sponsorship.com was established over ten years ago in 2010 to provide a platform for small, community-based charities and NGOs to share information about their work and attract sponsorships for the children they work with. This was in response to those smaller charitable organisations not having the reach of the larger child sponsor charities and therefore not being able to connect with those who may be in a position to support their valuable work that makes a difference every day to children and young people across Africa. Without your support they often simply couldn't exist. Although these small charities working in Africa are important, none more so than to the children and communities they work with, there are obviously larger children's charities working in Africa that some may wish to explore when considering child sponsorship opportunities.




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On this page we provide a guide to some of them together with details of other charitable organisations that may not initially seem as obvious as child sponsor programs when wanting to support children but they undertake important work ensuring those children and their communituies have access to essential services and resources many in developed countries take for granted. Across Africa there is no social security safety net so if you get sick through drinking contaminated water for example, you can't go to school if achild, nor work to provide food for your afmily if an adult. Again, if you have a disability on a continent where much work is manual, your life chances aren't just impaired, they're often negligable. then imagine risking losing your eyesight simply because an operation is out of your financial reach. Imagine even harder if that happens whe your are just a child who had hope to look to the future with some hope. Please consider these projects as they are need of your help to make a real difference on a one-off or ongoing basis.




Children's Charities Africa: ActionAid

Children's Charities Africa: ActionAid


ActionAid is an International Charity that works with women and girls Living in poverty. They provide food, education, clean water & healthcare to children in need and urgently need more sponsors to help them reach more children.

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Children's Charities Africa: Plan International

Children's Charities Africa: Plan International


Plan International reaches sponsored children, their families and their communities in countries across Africa as well as Asia and Latin America. They have worked with children, young people and communities for 80 years and are committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of the most vulnerable and excluded children while supporting children's rights and gender equality.

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Children's Charities Africa: SOS Children's Villages

Children's Charities Africa: SOS Children's Villages


Okay, confession time. Here at child-sponsorship.com we have so much admiration and respect for SOS Children's Villages who often work in communities others can't reach to support the most disadavantaged children. Whilst we support all of the children's charities working in Africa on these pages, SOS Children's Vilages has a special place in our heart.

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Children's Charities Africa: WorldVision

Children's Charities Africa: WorldVision


Although a Christian organization, WorldVision work with disadvantaged groups regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or creed. When they were established in 1950, they provided food and shelter for children in orphanages through child sponsorship. Whilst they still do so today, their work is also community-based and sustainable, focused especially on the needs of children and encompasses emergency relief for those affected by conflict or disaster and the promotion of justice to change unjust structures affecting the poor where they work.

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Other charitable organisations supporting young people in Africa


In addition to the above children's charities working in Africa primarily in the field of child sponsorship there are other charitable organisations that make a real difference not just across the continent of Africa but across the world. Below we showcase a few that child-sponsorship.com recognises as making a real difference.




Children's Charities Africa: Sightsavers

Children's Charities Africa: Sightsavers


Sightsavers believes nobody should be blind from avoidable causes, and they want everybody, no matter where they live, to be able to get eye treatment when they need it, regardless of who they are or where they live. Sightsavers provides eye surgery and training eye care workers to provide vital treatment and, since their work began, have helped to carry out more than 10 million sight-saving eye operations.

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Children's Charities Africa: Street Child

Children's Charities Africa: Street Child


Street Child is a UK charity, established in 2008, that aims to create educational opportunity for some of the most vulnerable children in Africa and also Asia. They believe that achieving universal basic education is the single greatest step that can be taken towards the elimination of global poverty.

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Children's Charities Africa: WaterAid

Children's Charities Africa: WaterAid


WaterAid began in 1981 and are focused on helping people break free from poverty and change their lives for good through the three essentials of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. To date, with the support of people like yourself, they've reached over 28.1 million with clean water and 28.8 million with toilets and so much more.

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Main sections of this site:


Sponsor by Country

Details of child sponsorship
programs in each country in Africa
and how you can help.

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African Children

Find out more about the lives and
challenges of children in Africa in
a series of articles and videos.

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Street Children

Information about the growing crisis
of street children in Africa often
escaping poverty and violence.

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Children with AIDS

HIV and AIDS has had a devastating
impact on children and their
families across Africa.

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Africa Resources
African Child Resources

A treasure trove of African child
resources from webcams to
children in need programs.

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Volunteer in Africa

Details of current volunteer work
opportunities in each of the
countries of Africa at our sister site.

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program or organisation
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