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AfriKids is a Child Rights organisation working to improve life for Ghana's most vulnerable and disadvantaged children.
Our work ranges from the more traditional children's projects including foster homes, schools and street child centres to more groundbreaking initiatives which tackle complex cultural issues including child trafficking, child labour and the spirit child phenomenon.
Rather than spreading our work across a continent or focusing on a single 'headline' issue, AfriKids has invested time and resources in making real and fundamental change to the society and economy of one region. By doing this AfriKids has uncovered the extraordinary passion and ability of the local people there and is achieving something unique; genuine sustainability.
As well as financing and delivering sustainable child rights projects, AfriKids Ghana owns and runs a number of businesses including a medical centre and several ethical trade programmes.
The profit from these feed back into the organisation and within the next decade AfriKids Ghana will raise all of its funds this way. As well as driving jobs and money into the economy this income generation will give it complete independence from charitable handouts and western aid. When this happens AfriKids' fundraising services in the UK will become redundant and the UK fundraising office will close down.