May’s Charity of the Month is a Bristol‘s working arts community: African Initiatives. They empower communities to access their rights. By partnering with local grass-roots organisations, we have changed the lives of thousands of women, men and children, for the better.
They give people a voice so they can fight for the rights they deserve but do not have: A right to an education. A right to health. A right to stay on ancestral land. A right to financial stability and a right to have a say in decisions that shape the future. Together with their partners in Ghana and Tanzania, they strive to find sustainable African solutions, through collaboration and respect. They empower individuals and communities with the ability to lift themselves out of poverty and bring about change. They don’t give hand-outs; they educate and encourage people to pass on knowledge and work together to improve their rights.
Since their inception, they have changed the lives of thousands of women, men and children for the better. Some of their achievements include
(Photo courtesy of African Initiatives)
42,587 primary and secondary school children in Tanzania, have benefited from the formation of Health/Girls Clubs, investment in stronger and safer schools, and better quality teaching.
2,280 girls per year now have access to hostels, providing safe accommodation near their schools which will directly benefit an estimated 7,400 girls over a ten-year period.
4,754 women in Ghana have been provided with access to family planning information and services (Resulting in improved health for mothers and children).
2,321 women in Ghana have accessed postnatal care and 3,139 women accessed antenatal care.
They have introduced 14 women’s groups in five communities in Northern Ghana to Microfinance schemes, benefiting 435 individuals.
You can donate directly to African Initiatives through Wriggle by heading here: http://wrig.gl/o/29267
African Initiatives can be found at Brunswick Square, York St, Bristol BS2 8PE