Chance for Childhood

Chance for Childhood

Charity information

Chance for Childhood

Chance for Childhood is an award-winning charity working in Africa to support the most vulnerable children, such as street children, disabled children, children affected by conflict and kids behind bars.
These children are often invisible members of their communities, unable to go to school, excluded from society and living in abject poverty. They are sadly forced to grow up much too quickly…

Founded 1992

  • Mission statement

    Our vision is of a world where no child is forgotten!

    We work with and strengthen the capacity of African visionary community leaders to implement effective, locally-relevant projects. This enables us to focus on ‘hard to reach’ children, both in terms of their complex needs (e. G. Street children with learning difficulties) and location (e. G. Urban violent slums or remote rural areas). Together we make ideas and impact both sustainable and scalable to protect, educate and empower even more of the world’s most disadvantaged children.

    Instead of providing a ‘one fits all’ solution, we treat each child and each community individually. We believe that the only way to break the vicious cycle of poverty and exclusion is through an approach tailored to the unique needs and situation of each child. We tackle the root causes of exclusion and vulnerability and work with the child, their family and the wider community to create lasting change.

    Chance for Childhood was founded in 1992, originally under the name of ‘Jubilee Action’. In December 2016 we merged with fellow UK charity Street Child Africa to maximise our impact and help more vulnerable children.

    With your support today, we can ensure that no child in Africa is forgotten!

  • Aims

    Chance for Childhood aims to:

    • Education - Helping children access a quality education or training so they have the tools to rebuild their own lives.
    • Safeguarding - Protect children from physical, sexual and emotional abuse, whether amongst their families or in their community.
    • Inclusion - Ensuring that the most vulnerable children aren’t forgotten and can be active members of their community.
    • Justice - Ensuring vulnerable children are protected and have access to the fair and compassionate justice they deserve.
  • Overview

    Established: July 1992

    Registered Charity Number: 1013587

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 9

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 2

    Phone number: 01483 230250

    Address: Westmead House, Westmead, Farnborough GU14 7LP

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