Charity information


AbleChildAfrica is a UK based charity working with and alongside partner organisations in Africa to achieve equal rights for disabled children and young people. We are the leading UK charity working exclusively with and for disabled children in Africa. The children we work with are some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

Founded 1985

  • Mission statement

    To promote and facilitate the participation of young disabled people in all aspects of development in Africa. These are our values.....

    We take a rights based approach
    Our commitment to the rights of disabled children and young people will send a clear message that their rights cannot be denied any longer.

    We believe in the full participation of children and their families
    We will work with partners who are committed to fully listening to and involving children and families. We will also encourage our partners to ensure their staff and volunteers are representative of the communities which they serve.

    We aim to build positive and strong partnerships
    We will allow partners the opportunity to tell us what they think and need, and we will work with them to develop interventions and agreements which reflect the needs of the partner organisations and those with whom they work.

    Equality, honesty and respect are key to our work
    We will seek to ensure the full participation of groups who have faced discrimination because of their disability, gender or their national, local or self-defined identity. We will promote these values throughout our work.

    We believe in a local response to a local problem
    We are committed to the growth of strong local organisations and will strive to ensure that they are sustainable. We will support partner organisations to identify their own objectives and help them to find the resources to achieve them.

  • Aims

    AbleChildAfrica aims to:

    • Support African models for ensuring that disabled childern and young people are included in the development of their communities.
    • Effect change in policy and practice so that the rights of disabled children and young people are main streamed across Africa, nationally and locally.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1985

    Registered Charity Number: 326859

    Full time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 2

    Phone number: 020 7793 4144


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