ABOUT US

Foundation for African Children Education (FACE) was started in 2006 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. It is a subsidiary of Focus on Africa Society which is a registered Canadian charity (CRA). FACE aims to provide opportunities for children in rural parts of Africa, who could otherwise not be able to go to school, to attend school.

ADDRESS

Head Office
Focus on Africa Society
6771 144B Street
Surrey, BC, V3S 0T3

email: info@faceforafrica.com

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website design by Edwin Peprah for FACE - 2018

OUR 

VISION

To educate every African Child, one child at a time.

 

To see these children reciprocate these efforts by having healthy impact in their various communities

To break the cycle of poverty through primary education by Focusing on primary school children in the rural areas of Africa.

To ensure that over 80% of sponsors' donations get to the children by leveraging on willing volunteers and cutting back on third parties.

A generous bunch of people who understand the power of education and know that "change begins with you"

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MISSION

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COMMUNITY

FOUNDATION FOR AFRICAN CHILDREN'S EDUCATION

Foundation for African Children Education (FACE) was started in 2006 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. It is a subsidiary of Focus on Africa Society which is a registered Canadian charity (CRA). FACE aims to provide opportunities for children in rural parts of Africa, who could otherwise not be able to go to school, to attend school.

 

Focus on Africa Society has created this division to strengthen its focus on early primary school education.

 

We emphasize on rural areas because we believe that is where the need is greatest. The trickledown effect of development in the third world reaches the rural areas last in most cases.

 

How we deliver the kit

Each year, FACE organizes a group of volunteers to go to Africa. We have started with Ghana, West Africa. We go directly to the selected villages and meet one on one with the child and the parent. At this meeting, we counsel and encourage them and deliver the kit to the child and the lunch money to the parent. We also take a picture of the child to bring to you, the sponsor.

How we select the child

 

In each village, we have a selection committee made up of a retired school teacher or pastor and a community leader. This committee selects the children in advance of us getting to the village. The criteria for selecting the child is that he or she must be a primary school age child (i.e. 5 to 12 years).The parents must be having some kind of financial difficulty.

In the past two years, most of the children selected by FACE have been orphans or ones with a single parent with the parent experiencing demonstrated financial difficulty.

 

Criteria for on-going support of a child

Child must stay in school and selection committee members in the village have to certify that the parent was responsible with the kit and the lunch money given 

OUR BOARD

OF DIRECTORS

GEORGE PIPRAH

George grew up in Ghana and immigrated to Canada in 1977 where he completed his MBA at the University of British Columbia and became a Certified General Accountant. He established a successful company and earned and has been the Honorary Consul General of Ghana to BC for the last 12 years. George is the founder of FACE. He is also a board member of Eyes For The World (EFTW), a Canadian Charity dedicated to preventing blindness worldwide.

FACE Committee Member

DON WOLFE

Don is a Successful Businessman in Vancouver, BC. He is originally from Jamaica and has been passionate about the plight of the underprivileged. He supports a group that feeds the homeless on the streets of Vancouver and is also a board member of ETFW (Eyes for the World). Don is married with two children.

FACE Committee Member

JOSEPH FRIMPONG

Joseph founded Focus on Africa over 2 decades ago because of his desire to help development efforts in Africa. He is a graduate of BCIT and works as Technical Manager at Shaw Cable systems in Surrey, BC. Joseph is married with three daughters.

FACE Committee Member

ROHIT LAL

Ro is a successful businessman, a co-owner of West Coast Beauty Co Ltd. Ro and his wife, Lindsay have been strong supporters of FACE since its inception and they play a huge part in our fundraising efforts. Ro is married
with 2 daughters.

FACE Committee Member

SUZZANE EYERS

Suzanne went to Ejura, Ghana when she was in her early sixties and fell in love with the place. Since then she has been going to Ejura to promote Education of primary school children for the last 12 years. Her passion for
the welfare of the children in this village shows every time you talk to her. Suzanne is a widow with two daughters and four grandchildren.

FACE Committee Member

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