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2013-15

In line with AfriKids Ghana’s strategic review taking place between September - December 2012 this brochure has been produced to outline investment opportunities at AfriKids Printing provided by


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Introduction

This brochure gives a brief overview of each active project in the AfriKids network. AfriKids’ focus is the child and so our projects are geared towards transforming large numbers of individual children’s lives. But our approach is also holistic and we understand that to help a child you need to empower their family and improve the environment in which they grow up. Our portfolio of projects reflects this; with some focusing intensively on society’s most vulnerable children and others with a broader focus on the environment in which the majority of this very poor region’s children are growing up. Beneficiary Numbers by Project (non duplicated) Direct BOLGATANGA AREA PROGRAMME Direct TALENSI NABDAM AREA PROGRAMME Direct PROGRAMME KASSENA NANKANA AREADirect SCHOOL OF NIGHT RABBITS Direct AfriKids Academy Direct Emergency Fund Direct Creative Minds Direct Education Fund Direct Health Fund Direct Operation Zurunga Direct Operation Mango Tree Direct Operation Bolgatanga Direct Operation Smiles Direct Operation SINGh Direct Young Entrepreneurs Programme Direct AfriKids Hospital Direct AfriKids Blue Sky Lodge Direct Energy For Life Direct TOTALS Direct

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Introduction

“ It has been a great pleasure working with AfriKids as this charity truly stands out from the crowd....you won’t find a more slick team who really believe in the causes they support and the issues they work to mitigate.” Nikki Studt - Global Charity Co-ordinator, ICAP plc

The chart below places the active AfriKids projects relative to each other in their focus on the child and the child rights environment. • EDUCATION BRIDGE

• GAS PARTNERSHIP

• OPERATION SIRIGU • AFRIKIDS HOSPITAL

• AFRIKIDS OUTREACH CLINIC

• FAMILY LIVELIHOODS SUPPORT PROGRAMME

IMPACT ON CHILD RIGHTS ENVIRONMENT

• ENERGY FOR LIFE INITIATIVE • AFRIKIDS BLUE SKY LODGE

IMPACT ON CHILD

• AFRIKIDS ACADEMY

• AFRIKIDS EDUCATION FUND

• OPERATION ZUARUNGA

• NEW BEGINNINGS

• OPERATION SINGH

• SCHOOL OF NIGHT RABBITS

• OPERATION BOLGATANGA • OPERATION MANGO TREE • OPERATION SMILES

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Operation Mango Tree

OPERATION MANGO TREE

Giving the most vulnerable children in Bolgatanga’s community a fair start in life CURRENT DONORS Crowd funded by individuals and corporate foundations SECURED FUNDING £60,000 for operational costs FUNDING NEEDED £201,805 DATE STARTED August 2004 APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY Sustain project services through local income generation and integration with government services NUMBERS HELPED 50 children at a time - long term care

INTENSITY OF SUPPORT High

LINKS TO OTHER PROJECTS Takes referrals from other projects, refers to Operation Bolgatanga


Operation Mango Tree

“Now I can open my mouth and beat my chest and say something about my life”. Vida, a former resident of Mama Laadi’s Foster Home

Project outline Mama Laadi’s Foster home is a family home to 35 children who care for each other through a buddy system, overseen by Mama Laadi and her small support staff. It is a unique home for the small percentage of children who cannot be resettled with family and require permanent high quality residential care. As the children grow up they are helped through to independent life by the Young Entrepreneurs Programme. Since 2005 the project has established itself as a regional example of best practice in caring for orphans and vulnerable children. In 2013-2015 the project needs to make further steps towards it’s long term financial and managerial sustainability. It already runs a profit making guest house which is to be further developed and it is already a referral point for the Department of Social Welfare. It aims to build on this to become recognised as the region’s leading care facility for orphans and vulnerable children.

Project Outcomes 2013-15

What will success look like for Operation Mango Tree? • A foster home operating to the highest possible standards for the care of orphans and vulnerable children who have no alternative home • The children at and who have come through the home are in appropriate full time education and have clear aspirations for their future • The home is legally, managerially and financially secure for the next decade

FINANCES 2013 - 15 Costs

CAPITAL COSTS Developing the home £26,045.75 INVESTMENT IN FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY Guest house development £34,500.00 UNIVERSITY COSTS FOR GRADUATING RESIDENTS £30,705.00 OPERATIONAL COSTS Running the home £170,554.87

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Operation Bolgatanga

OPERATION BOLGATANGA Giving Bolgatanga’s street children a fresh start in life

CURRENT DONORS Allen and Overy-fundraising for 2013-14 as part of Global Charity partnership SECURED FUNDING £90,000 for operational costs FUNDING NEEDED £208,419 DATE STARTED August 2002 APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY Sustain project services through local income generation and integration with government services NUMBERS HELPED 200 children children a year- duration of support ranges from one month to 10 years

INTENSITY OF SUPPORT High

LINKS TO OTHER PROJECTS Takes referrals from other projects, refers to Operation Mango Tree


Operation Bolgatanga

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“ AfriKids, you have made a real life for the

next generation and it shines like the sun.” Clement Asampana, Next Generation Home Resident and Volunteer

Project outline Operation Bolgatanga is a comprehensive response to the situation of street children in Bolgatanga. At it’s heart is the Next Generation Home; a centre which takes children in for anything from one month to ten years in order to give them the care and support they need to build a future for themselves away from the street and wherever possible with their families. The project is relied upon by the police, the department of social welfare and AfriKids’ other projects to provide this vital service. It is working hard to increase it’s independence from donor funds by developing two businesses and positioning itself as one of the region’s main children’s homes. Between 2013-15 it needs to build on this progress. It will also be an exciting time for the project as the growing network of former residents reach tertiary education age and add to the alumni of role models the project already boasts.

Project Outcomes 2013-15

What will success look like for Operation Bolgatanga? • A transitional children’s home operating to the highest possible standards for the care of street children who have differing long term needs • Wherever possible children are resettled in family homes and all are in appropriate full time education, with clear aspirations for their future • The home is legally, managerially and financially secure for the next decade

FINANCES 2013 - 15 Costs

Sustainability business development £575.00 Awareness Raising Programme £8,856.31 Higher Education support £25,695.49 RESETTLEMENT PROGRAMME £11,734.32 OPERATIONAL COSTS

Running the Next Generation Home £194,633.15


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Operation Zuarungu

OPERATION Zuarungu Empowering the community to create a beacon school CURRENT DONORS Reed Elsevier SECURED FUNDING £5,000 FUNDING NEEDED £69,335 DATE STARTED 2004 APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY Sustain school through mainstreaming with Ghana Education Service and strengthening community ownership and voluntary engagement NUMBERS HELPED 325 children a year - 12 years of schooling per child

INTENSITY OF SUPPORT Medium

LINKS TO OTHER PROJECTS Pilots and adopts education initiatives including literacy training and child rights clubs


Operation Zuarungu

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“ It’s remarkable what AfriKids has done for thousands of

young lives in partnership with local communities and local government. It’s a wonderful example of partnership between this country and Ghana” Colin Grassie, CEO, Deutsche Bank UK

Project outline Operation Zuarungu’s focus is to work with a rural community and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to develop a beacon school which is at the heart of it’s community and central to it’s development. The Grace Preparatory School was built by AfriKids in 2005 as part of a wider programme to tackle the root causes of poverty in the area. The project has homed in on education and the primary and junior high schools are now part of the GES system. Grace Preparatory is particularly known for high standards in promoting girls’ education, teaching quality and it’s focus on early years and practical literacy teaching. In 2013-15 the project aims to accelerate the school’s development so that it will be able to become completely independent of AfriKids’ funding and support. This will mean supporting teachers to train and specialise, working through the school improvement plan and further embedding the school in the community by transferring legal ownership of the land to the GES.

Project Outcomes 2013-15

What will success look like for Operation Zuarungu? • Maintain and improve the school’s performance indicators as per it’s improvement plan in teaching quality, governance and development of the school campus • Secure ownership of the land for the Ghana Education Service

FINANCES 2013 - 15 Costs

Investment in sustainability - Land demarcation £11,457.88 School development plan funding £62,877.17


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Project SINGh

OPERATION SINGh

Ensuring the most disadvantaged children in poor communities can go to school CURRENT DONORS None, previously funded by schools, individuals and foundations SECURED FUNDING None FUNDING NEEDED ÂŁ38,275.76 DATE STARTED 2007 (phase one), 2011 (phase two) APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY Time bound support designed to sustainably improve access to education NUMBERS HELPED 150 children and families

INTENSITY OF SUPPORT Medium

LINKS TO OTHER PROJECTS Provides referrals to Family Livelihood Support Programme


Project SINGh

“ That’s the thing with AfriKids, others would just push the

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money to you, what would you do with it, no matter. With AfriKids they teach to live first, before they give you money.” Frank Adabre, SINGh Africa Founder

Project outline Operation SINGh focuses on helping the most disadvantaged children in some of the region’s poorest rural communities enter or stay in school. Most of the children to benefit are orphaned or living in single parent households. The project offers a two year support package including their education costs, goats to rear and health insurance. By the end of the two year period enough support is built around the child to ensure they are able to go on and finish their education. In 2013 Operation SINGh will be coming to the end of it’s second phase and second set of beneficiaries. As happened with the first phase the impact of the project will be evaluated via wide consultation with the communities, the children and the local authorities. Priorities for any future project will be agreed and the SINGh team will plan phase three of their work.

Project Outcomes 2013-15

What will success look like for Operation SINGh? • The 150 children currently benefitting will end the year still in school and looking forward to future support from their families and teachers • The project will have a clear sense of it’s impact and future needs of the community via a thorough and objective evaluation process

FINANCES 2013 - 15 Costs

OPERATIONAL COSTS Staffing, monitoring, office costs £27,376.90 MATERIAL SUPPORT

for 150 children and their families £7,033.29

PHASE TWO IMPACT EVALUATION £3,865.57


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Operation Smiles

OPERATION SMILES Ensuring every child has a safe start in life

CURRENT DONORS None, previously funded by individuals and foundations SECURED FUNDING £35k000 from Star lizard FUNDING NEEDED £125,534.18 DATE STARTED 2005 APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY Sustaining project activities through agriculture, community voluntary support and income generation NUMBERS HELPED 25-50 children and families INTENSITY OF SUPPORT High per year, 3-12 month duration of support LINKS TO OTHER PROJECTS Has been a safe haven to extremely ill infants from other projects


Operation Smiles

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“ Operation Smiles is an example of one project where we

could stop funding tomorrow and I guarantee Sister Jane would keep doing what she is doing.” David Pwalua, Director of Programmes at AfriKids Ghana

Project outline Operation Smiles is a project that provides intensive emergency care to children who are in danger of losing their lives in their first few months. It is run by Sr Jane Naaglosegme, a trained midwife and agriculturalist who has developed a transitional care system which provides babies’ and a carer from among their family intensive healthcare and parenting training for 3-6 months. Children normally come to the project because they have lost their mothers in childbirth and often have been ostracised by their families. After the short period of residential care the children are gradually resettled at home. The project also addresses the root causes of difficult childbirth by giving community health talks. Operation Smiles is a project that has always had a proactive approach to sustainability built in. Much of the home’s food is grown on it’s land and income from sales of livestock, vegetables and honey help fund other project costs. In 2013-15 the project wants to upgrade parts of the home to ensure that the women who stay there as carers have a chance to learn income generating activities as well as parenting skills. It also wants to increase it’s independent income to reduce dependency on AfriKids through further development of it’s honey farm and a the start up of other small enterprises including a motor king hire service.

Project Outcomes 2013-15

What will success look like for Operation Smiles? • All children continue to be successfully and peacefully reintegrated at home within a year of arrival • There are tangible signs among the community of greater understanding of health during pregnancy and the rights of women and children • Operation Smiles is able to fund the basic running costs of the project independently

FINANCES 2013 - 15 Costs

OPERATIONAL COSTS OF THE HOME & PROJECT £71,793.41 SUSTAINABILITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT £42,073.40 COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE PROGRAMME & CHILD RESETTLEMENT COSTS £11,667.36


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New Beginnings

Fully funded projects being delivered in partnership across the area programmes…

NEW BEGINNINGS

Fully funded by Comic Relief & the Baring and John Ellerman Foundations

“ From its origins until the present, AfriKids

has responded to needs on the ground, always staying in contact with the grassroots, designing projects according to need rather than to set formulas or theories”. Martina Odonkor Freelance Development Consultant

Project outline New Beginnings is a programme which focuses on giving the Upper East Region’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children a decent start in life. It works with children who have worked in hazardous forms of labour, lived or worked on the street, been displaced from their homes or who are at home but in serious danger of dropping out of education due to poverty. In 2009 New Beginnings One was launched with support from the Baring and John Ellerman Foundations. As well as building the capacity of the field staff team, the foundations have supported the resettlement of 60 children through the Talensi Nabdam and Bolgatanga Area Programmes. In 2011 New Beginnings Two was launched with the support of Comic Relief to resettle 300 street and working children through all three area programmes. Each child and their family receive a tailored package of support ranging from lunch allowances to national health insurance. The project works with them for at least four years until such a time as the child has completed vocational training or is secure in full time education. Their parents have the opportunity to access micro-finance support and those who undertake vocational training are given support to set up in business. In addition to this intensive ‘one child at a time’ support to specific children, New Beginnings is building understanding of child rights in the region through child rights clubs in schools and awareness raising talks in communities. The work of the project is being delivered through the three area programmes and runs alongside and complements that of the Education Bridge which was launched alongside New Beginnings Two in 2011.


The Education Bridge

THE EDUCATION BRIDGE Fully funded by DFID’s Civil Society Challenge Fund

“ We have worked closely with the organisation in their education intervention… Through the effective manner in which this intervention has been delivered there has been a significant improvement in the management of the overall education system…The communities where AfriKids works are also being sensitised and empowered to take up issues of education in their communities seriously while getting parents more interested and to act more responsibly in providing for the education of their wards...if there is one organisation in the whole of the Upper East Region who deserves to be sponsored, it is AfriKids Ghana”. Gregoary Aganah Amoah Municipal Director of Ghana Education Service, Bolgatanga Municipality

Project outline The Education Bridge aims to bridge the gap between educational policy and the reality as experienced by vulnerable children in three districts of Ghana’s UER. The project was launched in 2011 and is being delivered through the three area programmes alongside New Beginnings. Its ultimate purpose is to ensure that children are in school and receiving a quality education whilst there. The Ghana Education Service provides universal primary education but the schooling system is beset with challenges including poor infrastructure, an inadequate number of trained teachers and a limited community engagement. The role of the Education Bridge is to build up the capacity of the community, children and school governance systems to improve attendance and standards in school. The Education Bridge takes the child rights club and community child rights committee models developed in other core projects and is rolling them out across 238 schools and 75 communities. Added to this it is strengthening the School Management Committees and Parent Teacher Associations each school is encouraged to have.

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Bolgatanga Area Programme

BOLGATANGA AREA PROGRAMME CURRENT DONORS Comic Relief, DFID CSCF, Baring & John Ellerman Foundations, Allen and Overy SECURED FUNDING £295,522 FUNDING NEEDED £0 DATE STARTED August 2005 APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY Each project is designed to be time bound with outcomes designed to last after the project ends. AfriKids Ghana aims to fund the programme’s core costs and future projects through it’s main businesses and locally sourced funding partnerships NUMBERS HELPED 4,085 children and families

INTENSITY OF SUPPORT Varies between projects, Medium for School of Night Rabbits

LINKS TO OTHER PROJECTS Jointly delivering projects with TNAP and KNAP, refers to FLiSP and Operation Bolgatanga


Bolgatanga Area Programme

“ At first there was a problem with the children not believing the programme would

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actually happen, they had earlier experienced promises by other NGOs to send them home but which eventually failed and so they didn’t want to base all their hopes in this programme… That, at last AfriKids tried it and did it successfully is quite remarkable and so as we took off at the Race Course in Kumasi for Bolga, it was the talk of the day there; that AfriKids had broken the Jinx. How proud I felt!” Cletus Anaaya BAP Manager on the programme’s founding project Operation Fresh Start

Project outline The Bolgatanga Area Programme (BAP) is one of AfriKids’ three major core development programmes which are designed and delivered by local AfriKids Ghana staff. It is run from AfriKids Ghana’s head office in Bolgatanga and delivers several child rights projects. As well as jointly delivering the Education Bridge and New Beginnings with the other area programmes, BAP runs a night school of street children known as ‘the School of Night Rabbits’. BAP developed out of a project, Operation Fresh Start, which brought 160 young people back from the streets of Kumasi to be resettled in their family homes and fulltime education. It was hugely successful and the resettlement model that was designed as part of it has since been replicated in several projects and is the at the core of New Beginnings. In the future BAP will continue to design work in response to community need and consultation and to have an interactive relationship with AfriKids’ overall programme strategy; both informing it’s content and being one of the main programmes through which it is delivered.

Project Outcomes 2013-15

What will success look like for BAP? • Making a major contribution to the achievement of the Education Bridge and New Beginnings 2 programme outcomes • The situation of children living or working on the streets of Bolgatanga will be improved through the services provided at the School of Night Rabbits and the opportunity to return home

FINANCES 2013 - 15 Costs

STAFF £69,510.00 EDUCATION BRIDGE ACTIVITIES £38,891.00 MONITORING EVALUATION & OFFICE RUNNING COSTS £40,312.00 NEW BEGINNINGS ACTIVITIES

£175,432.00


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Kassena Nankana Area Programme

KASSENA NANKANA AREA PROGRAMME CURRENT DONORS Comic Relief, DFID CSCF SECURED FUNDING £149,052 FUNDING NEEDED £232,187 DATE STARTED August 2002 APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY Each project is designed to be time bound with outcomes designed to last after the project ends. AfriKids Ghana aims to fund the programme’s core costs and future projects through it’s main businesses and locally sourced funding partnerships NUMBERS HELPED 3,817 children and families

INTENSITY OF SUPPORT Varies between projects. High in Operation Sirigu

LINKS TO OTHER PROJECTS Jointly delivering projects with TNAP and BAP, refers to FLiSP


Kassena Nankana Area Programme

“ What is most impressive is the adaptability of KNAP;

that is, when problem areas arise they are immediately identified by staff and changes in planning or procedure are immediately implemented.” Dr Aaron Denham

Project outline The Kassena Nankana Area Programme (KNAP) is one of AfriKids’ three major core development programmes which are designed and delivered by local AfriKids Ghana staff. It is run from Sirigu in the Kassena Nankana District and delivers several child rights projects. As well as jointly delivering the Education Bridge and New Beginnings 2 with the other area programmes, in 2013 KNAP will launch a new education project focusing on community awareness raising of child rights, secondary education and welfare for children with disabilty. KNAP developed out of a project that has effectively wiped out infanticide linked to the spirit child phenomenon in seven villages. In working towards this landmark the programme developed models for micro-finance and community awareness raising that have been replicated across AfriKids’ projects. In the future KNAP will continue to design work in response to community need and consultation and to have an interactive relationship with AfriKids’ overall programme strategy; both informing it’s content and being one of the main programmes through which it is delivered.

Project Outcomes 2013-15

What will success look like for KNAP? • Making a major contribution to the achievement of the Education Bridge and New Beginnings 2 programme outcomes • Ensuring that young people from deprived backgrounds are able to make the transition from basic education to secondary education and employment and that in doing so they give back to their community • Ensuring the people of the Kassena Nankana District continue to build on their support for children’s education and child rights with a special focus on disability

FINANCES 2013 - 15 Costs

STAFF £69,510.00 EDUCATION BRIDGE ACTIVITIES £38,891.00 EDUCATION BRIDGE ACTIVITIES £38,891.00 MONITORING, EVALUATION & OFFICE RUNNING COSTS £40,312.00

NEW PHASE OF EDUCATION & DISABILITY WORK £191,874

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Talensi Nabdam Area Programme

TALENSI NABDAM AREA PROGRAMME CURRENT DONORS Comic Relief, DFID CSCF, Baring & John Ellerman Foundations, NECPAD, UNVFCFS SECURED FUNDING £295,552 FUNDING NEEDED £0 DATE STARTED August 2006 APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY Each project is designed to be time bound with outcomes designed to last after the project ends. AfriKids Ghana aims to fund the programme’s core costs and future projects through it’s main businesses and locally sourced funding partnerships NUMBERS HELPED 4,255 children and families

INTENSITY OF SUPPORT Varies between projects

LINKS TO OTHER PROJECTS Jointly delivering projects with TNAP and BAP, refers to FLiSP


Talensi Nabdam Area Programme

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“ NGOS have come and gone but this AfriKids has come to stay. If I were to vote to choose who will lead my community in the next elections and AfriKids were a candidate, I can say without doubt that each vote will go for AfriKids. They are so committed and very different from others we have worked with.” Lydia Adamu, Tailoring Master Trainer and New Beginnings Partner, Pelungu, Talensi Nabdam District

Project outline The Talensi Nabdam Area Programme (TNAP) is one of AfriKids’ three major core development programmes which are designed and delivered by local AfriKids Ghana staff. It is run from Tongo in the Talensi Nabdam District and delivers several child rights projects. As well as jointly delivering the Education Bridge and New Beginnings with the other area programmes, TNAP is running two additional resettlement projects; one for children who were working in gold mines and one for children from a care home which closed. TNAP developed out of a project, Operation Sunlight, which was instigated by the International Labour Organisation and helped children come out of hazardous forms of child labour in gold mining communities. It supported them to live at home and access full time formal or vocational education. The resettlement model was based on that of Operation Fresh Start and was a success. The project also piloted child rights clubs which are now replicated in several projects including being a major tenet of the Education Bridge. TNAP is also leading the way in local fundraising; with three of it’s four projects having a major sponsor sourced in Ghana. In the future TNAP will continue to design work in response to community need and consultation and to have an interactive relationship with AfriKids’ overall programme strategy; both informing it’s content and being one of the main programmes through which it is delivered.

Project Outcomes 2013-15 What will success look like for TNAP?

• Making a major contribution to the achievement of the Education Bridge and New Beginnings 2 programme outcomes

• The children resettled through TNAP’s projects are living safely at home and being supported to access full time education

FINANCES 2013 - 15 Costs

STAFF £69,510.00 EDUCATION BRIDGE ACTIVITIES £38,891.00 new beginnings activities

£175,432.00

MONITORING, EVALUATION AND OFFICE RUNNING COSTS £40,312.00


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AfriKids Academy

AFRIKIDS ACADEMY

Broadening the next generation’s opportunities by making IT a reality CURRENT DONORS The Waterloo Foundation, Equitable Charitable Trust SECURED FUNDING £70,000 FUNDING NEEDED £129,484 DATE STARTED August 2005 APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY Ensure on-going relevance of services via collaboration with Ghana Education Service. Long term funding to come from AfriKids Ghana’s businesses, supplemented by secretarial services and adult classes offered at the Academy. NUMBERS HELPED 100 teachers and via them a further 5,000 children

INTENSITY OF SUPPORT Low

LINKS TO OTHER PROJECTS Trains staff and children from across AfriKids’ projects


AfriKids Academy

“ In fact I am short of words. I do not know what to say!

I am really very sad to leave AfriKids Academy. The instructor has been patient, understanding and very lovely. AfriKids, you are an academy with high potentials. Long live AfriKids!” Mabel, a student of the AfriKids Academy

Project outline The AfriKids Academy is a specialist training centre in Bolgatanga. Since 2005 it has taught every middle school leaver in the district IT for free; making the IT content of their school syllabus a reality and equipping them with the skills they need to enter secondary education and the world of work. Few schools in the region are equipped to provide practical IT lessons and few teachers have the expertise to, so the Academy meets a very clear need. For this reason it’s services have been welcomed by the Ghana Education Service (GES) and in 2012 it started a programme of expansion. In 2013-15 the Academy will expand it’s in house capacity by adding a third lab and it’s outreach capacity by creating a mobile lab that will be used to train teachers across the rural region. The Academy is seen as a crucial and efficient service, renowned locally for it’s inspiring teaching staff and so AfriKids Ghana aims to always fund it’s work. However, it is also an enterprise itself and is aiming to increase fee paying adult lessons and secretarial services to generate a portion of it’s own running costs.

Project Outcomes 2013-15

What will success look like for The AfriKids Academy? • The children who are taught at the Academy demonstrate the usefulness of what they learn there through passing their IT exams and putting their skills to use in relevant academic of vocational settings • IT teachers of the Upper East Region demonstrate a greater understanding of practical IT in their achievements at the Academy an in their classroom teaching • The AfriKids Academy generates a growing proportion of it’s own revenue through enterprise

FINANCES 2013 - 15 Costs

SUSTAINABILITY BUSINESS Secretarial services set up £12,116.17 OUTREACH PROGRAMME Mobile lab set up & running £23,123.05 EXPANSION SET UP OF THIRD LAB

£25,254.00

OPERATIONAL COSTS

ICT Academy for students & adults £138,990.81

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AfriKids Family Livelihoods Support Programmes

AFRIKIDS FAMILY LIVELIHOODS SUPPORT PROGRAMMES

CURRENT DONORS None, previous capital provided by project grants from Comic Relief, Big Lottery Fund & ASIC SECURED FUNDING None FUNDING NEEDED £926,055 PRO BONO SUPPORT SECURED Allen and Overy Micro-finance group

DATE STARTED 2008

APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY Become self financing through loan repayments in 5-10 years NUMBERS HELPED 1,000 women by 2012- 3 year cycles of loans per woman LINKS TO OTHER PROJECTS takes referrals from other projects

INTENSITY OF SUPPORT Medium


AfriKids Family Livelihoods Support Programmes

“ One thing that is so amazing with microfinance is the amount of respect that people get when they go to the bank, they go with confidence and they go with a business plan, that is the level we want to get to. These are people that wouldn’t normally go to the bank because it’s a reserved place for people in better positions. Now they are empowered and can walk in with their heads held high” Didas Azanoore, Founder of FLISP

Project outline The Family Livelihoods Support Programme (FLiSP) has been in operation since 2008 and has helped over 1,000 women through the provision of micro-loans and training in business and life skills. In 2012 the project was evaluated and found to have been successful in improving life for women in their homes and in turn having a clear impact on their children’s wellbeing and access to education and healthcare. It also demonstrated that there is demand for expansion of FLiSP’s services to many more women. In 2013-15 FLiSP aims to scale up to serve more women and to develop the legal and financial framework that will enable it to become self financing in the next decade.

Project Outcomes 2013-15

What will success look like for the Family Livelihoods Support Programme? • 5,000 women’s financial and social status is improved through the use of micro-finance loans and FLiSP training programmes • Life materially improves for 5,000 women’s children through increased household income and correspondent investment in education and healthcare • A legal structure and financial model is put in place that allows FLiSP to operate as a Micro-finance Institution and work towards self financing

FINANCES 2013 - 15 Costs

TRAINING & LOGISTOCS £26,045.75 STAFFING & MONITORING BENEFICIARIES £34,500.00 LOANS £714,285.71

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Young Entrepreneurs Programme

Young Entrepreneurs Programme Making the transition from care to independent adulthood CURRENT DONORS Private Individuals SECURED FUNDING £4,000 FUNDING NEEDED £159,484 DATE STARTED August 2005 APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY The project provides tailored support to individuals to establish them as independent adults who will not need support in the future NUMBERS HELPED 15 young adults annually

INTENSITY OF SUPPORT High

LINKS TO OTHER PROJECTS Beneficiaries come from Operation Bolgatanga and Operation Mango Tree and many train or employ beneficiaries from other project once established in business


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“ I am happy that AfriKids is supporting me and Nicho to become men. We have moved into our very own room and are very happy. It is terrible being away from the children, we miss them so much, but we always visit them and take Mama gifts. I want to work hard so I can look after the family well .” Kwame, one of the first Young Entrepreneurs

Project outline The Young Entrepreneurs Programme is for young adults, typically 17-18 year olds who are coming to the end of their time living at Mama Laadi’s Foster Home or Next Generation Home but who do not have family support to lean on for the next stage of their education. The programme helps them financially and with mentoring to live independently and access the type of training or education that will help them either establish a business or find sustained employment. Typically support lasts between three and five years. So far the programme has succeeded in helping each young entrepreneur into sustained employment and many are now making significant contributions to the homes they grew up in. In 2013 a new cohort of Young Entrepreneurs will enter the programme and become important role models for the younger children.

Project Outcomes 2013-15

What will success look like for the Young Entrepreneurs Programme? • All young adults leaving Mama Laadi’s Foster Home and the Next Generation Home secure a sustainable livelihood enabled by support for their education or vocational training • The Young Entrepreneur alumni make a tangible contribution to the projects that supported them in childhood, in cash or kind

FINANCES 2013 - 15 Costs

COST OF LIVING SUPPORT-HOUSING, FEEDING, HEALTHCARE £66,759.59 SUPPORT FOR HIGHER EDUCATION £17,070.99 VOCATIONAL TRAINING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT £15,904.65


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AfriKids Hospital

AFRIKIDS HOSPITAL

CURRENT DONORS Running costs funded by revenue, business development donors have included Vitol Foundation and private donors SECURED FUNDING None

FUNDING NEEDED £980,674 APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY is self funding, post 2018 will use profit to help fund AfriKids Ghana’s work and invest in the development of the business. Continued collaboration with GHS also planned to ensure relevance to healthcare sector NUMBERS HELPED 50,000 patients per year

INTENSITY OF SUPPORT High

DATE STARTED 2007 LINKS TO OTHER PROJECTS Is the main healthcare provider for many staff and beneficiaries


AfriKids Hospital

“ The AfriKids Hospital is increasingly being

acknowledged by the Ghana Health Service, Upper East Region and other local collaborating partners as a strategic partner in healthcare delivery in the UER.” Didas Azanoore, Interim Manager at the AfriKids Hospital

ENTERPRISE outline The AfriKids Hospital is a busy primary hospital in Bolgatanga. It is owned by AfriKids Ghana and is a licensed National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) provider, meaning that the government provides most of it’s revenue through the funding of services to NHIS members. The hospital was created from a small private clinic bought by AfriKids in 2007 and is developing specialist services for women and children. This has complemented the Ghana Health Service’s (GHS) insurance scheme which has seen thousands of new people made eligible to access healthcare that could not be provided by GHS facilities alone. The broad strategic direction is to further develop paediatric services which are sadly lacking in the Upper East Region and are a natural focus for AfriKids. In patient capacity will increase as will outreach services and the focus on developing the capacity of staff which is badly needed in a region that struggles to attract permanent healthcare staff

Enterprise Outcomes 2013-15

What will success look like for the AfriKids Hospital? • The AfriKids Hospital continues to develop and provide the full range of hospital services which make it a valued service provider and profitable enterprise • The AfriKids Hospital becomes recognised as a lead provider of paediatric services

FINANCES 2013 - 15 Costs

ESTATES DEVELOPMENT £961,908.00 HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION DEVELOPMENT £13,590.00 THEATRE & NUTRITION SERVICES £125,504.00 HR DEVELOPMENT £263,200.00 OUTPATIENTS DEPARTMENT DEVELOPMENT £84,070.00 MATERNITY & PAEDIATRICS SERVICES DEVELOPMENT £309,572.00 DIAGNOSTICS & PHARMACY DEVELOPMENT £165,971.00

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AfriKids Outreach Clinics

AFRIKIDS OUTREACH CLINICS CURRENT DONORS This is a new project with no direct funders at present SECURED FUNDING NONE FUNDING NEEDED £10,000 per clinic DATE STARTED August 2012 APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY The clinics will fund their activities through revenue and the profit will be used to help fund AfriKids’ wider work NUMBERS HELPED 40,000 patients per year per clinic (on average)

INTENSITY OF SUPPORT High

LINKS TO OTHER PROJECTS Will provide basic healthcare to many communities in which the projects operate


AfriKids Outreach Clinics

“AfriKids is the key healthcare partner for the UER. We welcome their continued and increased involvement.” Dr J Koku Awoonor-Willians, Regional Director of Health Services, Ghana Health Services, UER

ENTERPRISE outline The AfriKids Satellite clinics are a new enterprise planned for 2013-15. They will be small satellites of the AfriKids Hospital based in rural and peri-urban communities in the Upper East. They will provide consultations with doctors, basic diagnostic and pharmacy services to people who would otherwise have to give up a day or more to reach their district hospital for treatment of common illnesses like malaria. As with the AfriKids hospital they will be profit making social enterprises and will help to fund AfriKids’ wider work. In 2013 the planning and fundraising work for the clinics will be the main focus. Building on a market assessment done in2012, AfriKids Ghana will identify the communities most in need of the service and the business model will be finalised.

Enterprise Outcomes 2013-15

What will success look like for AfriKids Satellite Clinics? • Finalise the business model and identify pilot sites for AfriKids Satellite Clinics • Fund and pilot clinics

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The GAS Partnership

THE GAS PARTNERSHIP Collaborating for health in northern Ghana

CURRENT DONORS The Chalker Foundation, has previously been funded by Tropical Health Education Institute and Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission SECURED FUNDING £10,000 FUNDING NEEDED £230,000 DATE STARTED 2009 APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY The focus of partnership is building the capacity of local staff and institutions rather than delivery of services NUMBERS HELPED 750+

INTENSITY OF SUPPORT High

LINKS TO OTHER PROJECTS Staff trained provide care to beneficiaries of all projects


The GAS Partnership

“ It’s unbelievably rewarding as you can achieve so much in a short space of time. You don’t have to fight the bureaucracy as the needs are just so obvious and you can do something about it.” Nick Eastcott, Founding Chariman of the GAS Partnership Project outline The GAS Partnership (Ghana Health Service, AfriKids and University Hospital Southampton Trust) is an umbrella organisation under which a consortium of individuals work to carry out high priority clinical and non-clinical projects in the hospitals of the Upper East. Working with the Ghana Health Service, these projects may target the workforce in the whole region, or just one hospital, with projects always being needs led from the Ghanaian partners. The partnership was started as a response to the lack of permanent qualified personnel in the region. It was believed that taking training straight to the region and tailoring programmes to local needs would most effectively improve staff capacity and incentivise medical professionals to stay in the north. The partnership is also believed to benefit the volunteers from Southampton Hospital who in turn develop their professional and leadership skills. The partnership was evaluated and confirmed as a success in May 2012. Going forward it will be focusing training of trainers in diagnostic, paediatric, maternity, surgical and anaesthetics practice as well and working with the regional estates team to improve facilities.

Project Outcomes 2013-15

What will success look like for GAS Partnership? • Local trainers who have benefitted from training are passing on their knowledge to local colleagues • Hospital environments will be better set up to serve their patients in terms of equipment, environment and customer service • GAS projects will have made a tangible contribution to improved maternal and child health outcomes in the Upper East Region

FINANCES 2013 - 15 Costs

MIDWIFERY £34,989.00 MANAGEMENT & CO-ORDINATION £45,906.00 DIAGNOSTICS £30,705.00

ANAESTHESETICS, THEATRES & SURGERY £170,554.87 DIAGNOSTICS £30,705.00 PAEDIATRICS £30,284.00

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AfriKids Blue Sky Lodge

AFRIKIDS BLUE SKY LODGE CURRENT DONORS ICAP Charity Trading Day, Pears Foundation, VPF SECURED FUNDING £105,000 FUNDING NEEDED £1,508,000 DATE STARTED 2009 APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY The Lodge will be a profit making business, sustainable in it’s own right and income generator for AfriKids’ broader work NUMBERS HELPED 50+ staff, £200,000 generated annually for project funding LINKS TO OTHER PROJECTS future funder of project and potential employer


AfriKids Blue Sky Lodge

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“ We looked at many options for our next business. We wanted to invest in something which would not only generate a profit, but also diversify the limited and saturated jobs market here and pave the way for further public and private investment. Tourism was an obvious choice.” Nich Kumah, AfriKids Ghana Director

ENTERPRISE outline The AfriKids Blue Sky Lodge will be an environmentally and socially conscious tourist & business services complex that provides: • Quality accommodation to the growing range and number of visitors to the region • Tourism services that stimulates the local tourist industry, encouraging local and international travellers to explore the region’s dynamic culture and landscape • A welcoming, friendly, relaxing environment that exceeds the expectations of a • discerning national and international market • A hub of economic activity that provides employment and education locally for significant numbers of young people, including AfriKids’ beneficiaries The Lodge will show a clear financial and social return for AfriKids Ghana and the region and will be one of the primary means by which it’s work becomes independent of traditional aid.

Project Outcomes 2013-15

What will success look like for AfriKids Blue Sky Lodge? • Phase one of the ABSL will be complete and open for business • ABSL will be showing sufficient financial and social return to ensure it is on track to be one of AfriKids Ghana’s main income generators from 2018 onwards

FINANCES 2013 - 15 Costs

FIXED ASSETS £90,000.00

ARCHITECTURE & LANDSCAPE DESIGN £100,000.00 PROJECT MANAGEMENT £30,705.00

INTERIOR DESIGN £120,00O.00 FIT OUT £310,00O.00 CONSTRUCTION £1,240,000.00


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AfriKids Energy for Life Initiative

AFRIKIDS ENERGY FOR LIFE INITIATIVE

CURRENT DONORS The Vitol Foundation, customers of the business are Vitol Corporate and the people of the Upper East SECURED FUNDING £55,460 FUNDING NEEDED Amount is dependent on scale of the business sale up DATE STARTED 2009 APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY EfLI is a business and it’s revenue will cover costs NUMBERS HELPED 50+ staff, £20,000 generated annually for project funding LINKS TO OTHER PROJECTS Future funder of project and potential employer

INTENSITY OF SUPPORT Will vary according to project


AfriKids Energy for Life Initiative

“This is sustainability not as a buzzword but for real” Sorious Samura, BAFTA and Emmy award winning journalist

ENTERPRISE outline The Energy for Life Initiative (EfLI) is a programme to introduce and distribute fuel efficient cookstoves to the Upper East Region. The stoves are based on traditional charcoal pots but use far less fuel and produce less smoke ensuring that cooking is cheaper, safer and less harmful to the environment. AfriKids’ first phase of this initiative is selling subsidised stoves manufactured by Envirofit and will be selling the carbon credits produced to Vitol as part of their internal offset plan. AfriKids Ghana aims to develop this distribution business to serve a wider market and more carbon credit clients in 2013-15.

Project Outcomes 2013-15

What will success look like for Energy for Life Initiative? • Reduced costs, both health and financial, of cooking in the urban areas of the UER of Ghana • Reduced carbon footprint of cooking in the urban areas of the UER of Ghana • Improved capacity of AfriKids Ghana to manage profit making distribution based enterprises which ultimately improve the life chances of the region’s disadvantaged children

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AfriKids Education Fund

AFRIKIDS EDUCATION FUND CURRENT DONORS The Marple Trust SECURED FUNDING £10,000 FUNDING NEEDED £73,584 DATE STARTED 2005 APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY Each young person supported is encouraged to form their own realistic plan for future employment. The costs sponsored are short term one off costs. NUMBERS HELPED 100 children annually LINKS TO OTHER PROJECTS Takes referrals from other projects

INTENSITY OF SUPPORT Medium


AfriKids Education Fund

“ For me, education is the key to all we do...

I always think, with every sad story, if not for my education it could also be me.” Nich Kumah, AfriKids Ghana Director

Project outline The AfriKids Education Fund is a simple project that provides financial support to young people who lack only the financial means to attend school. It focuses increasingly on children who are making the transition either from Junior High to Senior High or from Senior High to Tertiary education. At both these points the costs of education increase significantly and become too high for many families to bear. The education fund was started to cater for children who really needed support but who fell outside of our projects remit. Normally the young person applies for support themselves and can receive funding for up to three years dependent on good reports from their school or tertiary institution. In 2013-15 the need for this fund will grow as many children who have been cared for at the Next Generation Home or Mama Laadi’s Foster Home because they are orphans graduate from the homes and look for support to continue their education, alongside all the applicants from the wider community.

Project Outcomes 2013-15

What will success look like for the AfriKids Education Fund? • Enable applicants to the Education Fund to complete their schooling or tertiary education and see this translate into employed young people engaged in their communities’ development

FINANCES 2013 - 15 Costs

SUPPORT FOR 500 CHILDREN PER YEAR £71,310.27 OPERATIONAL COSTS £12,274.07

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AfriKids Ghana Core Operations Costs

AFRIKIDS GHANA CORE OPERATIONS COSTS CURRENT DONORS Pears Foundation

SECURED FUNDING £25,000 FUNDING NEEDED £913,468 DATE STARTED 2005 APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY These costs will eventually be covered by sustainability enterprises in Ghana including the AfriKids Hospital, Blue Sky Lodge and Energy for Life Initiative NUMBERS HELPED 100,000 beneficiaries of the projects per year, 42 core staff LINKS TO OTHER PROJECTS Develops, oversees and/or manages all projects

INTENSITY OF SUPPORT Varies according to project


AfriKids Ghana Core Operations Costs

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blew me away. Their dedication to each individual child and adult they support, and their persistence to solve their complex issues, is why this works” Kate, Cavelle, AfriKids Ambassador

OPERATIONS outline AfriKids Ghana is the locally registered NGO responsible for all of the projects and it’s own operations. Registered in 2005, AfriKids Ghana developed out of the projects as a coordinating body led by founder of the Next Generation Home Nich Kumah. It has since developed into sophisticated organisation which is at the heart of it’s region’s development. It is respected and considered a valued partner by the Ghana Education Service, Ghana Health Service, Department of Social Welfare and hundreds of local enterprises. The 42 core staff have developed expertise in their fields and work hard to make the projects a success. The work they do includes; direct project delivery, monitoring and evaluation of every aspect of the organisation’s work, fundraising and developing institutional partnerships in Ghana, advising on local government policy, mentoring and training for colleagues and the staff of partner projects.

Project Outcomes 2013-15

What will success look like for AfriKids Ghana? • A well supported and motivated work force employing their skills to improve life for children • A clear path for complete financial and managerial independence from AfriKids (UK) is established

FINANCES 2013 - 15 Costs

ANNUAL STAFF & PARTNERS AWARDS £11,610.30

WORKSHOPS ON CAPACITY BUILDING & NETWORKING £32,657.29 VISITS TO UK PARTNER £4,728.57 PROGRAMMES MONITORING COSTS £61,036.40 TRANSPORTATION COSTS £61,321.65 OFFICE COSTS £121,921.49 STAFFING COSTS £645,193.07


AfriKids (UK) Head Office AfriKids, Ground Floor, 21 Southampton Row, London, WC1B 5HA Telephone: +44 (0) 207 269 0740 Registered Charity Number. 1141028 AfriKids Ghana Head Office PO Box 166, Bolgatanga, Upper East Region, Ghana Telephone: +233 3820 23829 Registered Charity Number. DSW/3024 If you would like to donate to AfriKids or simply have a chat about our projects and initiatives please don’t hesitate to contact us at: Email: info@afrikids.org Website: www.afrikids.org


AfriKids Project Brochure 2013-15