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The Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (UK)

The Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (UK)

Charity information

The Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (UK)

Founded by Nelson Mandela in 1995, The Nelson Mandela Children's Fund works in Southern Africa to strengthen and develop communities so that they can take care of vulnerable children.

Founded 1996

  • Mission statement

    The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund strives to give voice and dignity to the African child. It fundamentally believes that you cannot separate the well-being of children and young people from the communities in which they live. The Fund has developed rapidly during the last decade, and is now recognised as one of the leading NGO’s working for children and youth in South Africa. It works in productive partnerships with national and provincial government to ensure that its programmes are integrated with policy aims. The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund also works closely with community partners to develop and empower them to be agents of change and so ensure a better, more stable future for children and young people.

    NMCF's four main programme areas are;
    Child Protection and Safey which focuses on the area of child abuse. It has supported the creation of protective environments such as after school clubs to prevent crime, and offered support to its victims.
    The Goelama Programme works with children who are vulnerable through HIV and Aids. The broader issue of poverty that adds to this vulnerability is addressed by encouraging communities to develop income generating initiatives to give financial stability.
    Youth for Change harnesses the energy and vision of young people to develop the confidence and skills for work.
    Sport for Good builds confidence and self-esteem in young people and encourages them to make the most of their abilities through sport

  • Aims

    The Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (UK) aims to:

    • To ensure child participation in the development of programmes that will support and benefit them.
    • To strengthen communities' responses to the needs and rights of children.
    • To create a safe protective and nurturing child environment for children which takes account of both their needs and rights.
    • To encourage communities to hold those in power accountable for the condition of children in their care.
  • Overview

    Established: May 1996

    Registered Charity Number: 1055899

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 020 3077 1231

    Address: 5th Floor Berkshire House 168-173 High Holborn London WC1V 7AA

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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