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"
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