Charity information

SOS Africa

The SOS Africa Children’s Charity is a small UK based grassroots child sponsorship organisation which invests 100% of your donation in the education and care of African children. Since 2003 we have provided 103 disadvantaged children, from grades 1 to 12, with a personal education programme or remedial care scheme tailored specifically to their needs. This holistic approach enables children to break the cycle of poverty and reach their full potential.

Founded 2003

  • Mission statement

    The SOS Africa Children’s Charity is a small UK based grassroots child sponsorship organisation which invests 100% of your donation in the education and care of African children. Since 2003 we have provided 103 disadvantaged children, from grades 1 to 12, with a personal education programme or remedial care scheme tailored specifically to their needs. This holistic approach enables children to break the cycle of poverty and reach their full potential.

    If you decide to sponsor a child in Africa, SOS Africa provides sponsors with regular feedback and maintains strong lines of communication between child and supporter. Regular updates are also posted on the SOS Africa Children’s Blog.

    Our small, family-run charity believes in the importance of transparency and reducing expenses. If you wish to donate to or raise funds for UK African charities, SOS Africa guarantees that 100% of your donation will be invested in the education and care of the children we support.

  • Aims

    SOS Africa aims to:

    • To provide a personal approach - the charity is run by a close group of family and friends.
    • To provide a holistic education programme - our children receive schooling, after-school care, transport, school clothing, stationary and remedial support.
    • To provide regular child progress reports and maintain strong lines of communication between child, organisation and sponsor.
    • To limit charity expenses - 100% of your donation will be invested in the education & care of the SOS Africa children. UK Expenses are covered by Gift Aid.
  • Overview

    Established: September 2003

    Registered Charity Number: 1105747

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 100

    Phone number: 01749344197

    Address: SOS Africa, 21 High Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5AA

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