Build Africa

Build Africa

Charity information

Build Africa

Build Africa believe in the power of education to help end poverty. We work to give children the education they need and fight the inequalities that stand in their way.
We partner with remote and rural communities where children are leaving school without vital basic skills. Our unique approach then helps parents and teachers to create sustainable, effective schools and to nurture their children's learning.

Founded 1978

  • Mission statement

    We believe that access to quality education has a great impact on the quality of life of children in the communities we support. Our education projects aim to:
    - Lay the foundations for learning by looking at ways to help give children a good introduction to education. A child's early years are critical to ensuring they benefit fully from their primary education and beyond
    - Ensure children get the best possible primary education, with a focus on a range of skills and competencies
    - Increase opportunities for girls to benefit fully from a quality education. We develop our work in regions where girls are especially disadvantaged, focusing on issues such as restrictive cultural practices and girl-friendly teaching methodologies
    - Supporting the transition from primary to secondary education or vocational training, to overcome the barriers which can prevent children from progressing beyond primary school

    We also believe that families in the communities we support must have enough food and income to meet all basic needs. Our livelihoods projects aim to:
    - Tackle people's ability to save and to access credit through setting up savings and loans groups. Ensure the effectiveness of these groups through links with the formal financial sector and an expansion of business skills development work
    - Improve farm productivity, market access, post-harvest storage and marketing to help ensure families have access to food throughout the year and the opportunity to increase their incomes

  • Aims

    Build Africa aims to:

    • work with children in rural communities in Africa to make sure they are able to learn the skills and gain the knowledge that will help them break out of the cycle of poverty and secure their futures
    • work with men and women in rural communities in Africa to make sure they are able to earn a decent living, have enough food to feed their families and support their children’s education
  • Overview

    Established: November 1978

    Registered Charity Number: 298316

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 62

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 4

    Phone number: 01892 519619

    Address: Build Africa, 14th Floor, Tower Building, 11 York Road, London SE1 7NX

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