African Solutions to African Problems (ASAP)

African Solutions to African Problems (ASAP)

Charity information

African Solutions to African Problems (ASAP)

ASAP builds the capacity of community-based organizations caring for orphans and vulnerable children in order to attain 100% accountability; develop and practice good governance; deliver effective broad based care; provides training to increase administrative capacity, including, project management training, accounting, grant writing and strategic planning, agriculture and child care in order to scale up services to increasing numbers of children and build their own sustainable organizations.

Founded 2013

  • Mission statement

    African Solutions to African Problems (ASAP) supports community based organisations caring for orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS. A key aspect of ASAP support is to provide capacity-building interventions that help women develop their organisations, improve their services and attain their own development goals. ASAP has demonstrated these grassroots organizations and their social networks of women are capable of scaling up and replicating effective models of care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children. By allowing women to develop their own models of care, in conjunction with training, gardens and regular onsite coaching, they are capable of scaling up to reach increased numbers of children. Based on 17 years experience, ASAP has developed a unique 6-year Model of community-based intervention that slowly builds emerging groups to develop into mature organisations with a network of health workers capable of caring for the majority of vulnerable children in rural villages of the Eastern Cape. Ongoing mentoring and coaching by ASAP field staff and Board members enables many of these organizations to become self-sustaining. ASAP advocates for child rights, women's rights, improved health care and social services. Teachers, children, community members and caregivers have given testimony to the positive impact of ASAP's interventions as well as indications of increased school attendance and improved health and nutrition of orphans and vulnerable children.

  • Aims

    African Solutions to African Problems (ASAP) aims to:

    • Alleviate the impact of HIV/Aids on Women and vulnerable children. Establish drop-in centres in the villages with kitchen and dining room for daily nutrition.
    • Sustainable poverty alleviation and food security by providing gardens, tools and water tanks with organic gardening training.
    • Provide capacity-building interventions that help the women develop their organisations, accounting, grant writing and strategic planning, to attain their own development goals.
    • For the women, provide strategic training in accounting, grant writing and an office for planning Empower smaller organizations to meet the challenges of governance and accountability.
    • Childrens's Art workshops for self expression and creativity and outdoor play areas for fun and games
  • Overview

    Established: August 2013

    Registered Charity Number: 1153415

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 6

    Phone number: 0208 549 5137

    Address: Haines Watts LLP, 46 High Street Surrey , Esher KT10 9QY

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