AfriKids launch ‘Time to Shine’ appeal

Ensuring more children in northern Ghana complete a quality basic education and get their time to shine is the aim of AfriKids’ latest appeal which launched today.

“A basic education shouldn’t be a luxury, but it’s beyond the reach of the very poor families we work with in Ghana, who work incredibly hard to make ends meet and do the best for their kids,” says AfriKids Chief Executive, Charlie Hay. “Together we can help them to transform their own lives and give their children the best possible chance of escaping poverty for good.”

Public donations enable AfriKids to work with families to improve financial security and work with communities to change beliefs and practices that are preventing children from completing school. The first £2 million of donations will be matched pound-for-pound by the UK government.

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt says: “UK aid’s support will double the impact of the British public’s voluntary donations and help AfriKids to reach some of the world’s poorest communities to keep more children healthy, safe and in school.”

For more information on AfriKids’ ‘Time To Shine’ appeal, please visit: www.afrikids.org/shine