African Child

African Child

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When we tend to think of an African child, it is often associated with an image of a poor African child who is often ill or hungry. Whilst this is the sad truth for many, it would be wrong to believe that every African child has a life of misery. This is simply not the case. Whilst many African children have absolutely nothing in the world, many are very happy.

Happy African ChildThis page is designed to depict the African child in non-stage managed moments, just caught on camera by amateurs. It is hard not to smile when watching these videos. Then just imagine how much more happy these children would be if you can find about 50p a day to help sponsor one of them and truly bring about a better future.

Although 50p a day may not sound much it will ensure that the African child you sponsor has books for school, for, whilst primary education in most African countries is free, books, pencils and paper have to be supplied by each child which is too expensive for most families.

Your average African child loves school as they know that getting an education and being able to read and write is the only way to secure a decent future in countries where there is no welfare safety net. In fact, in countries like Uganda, where thousands in the north historically commuted to the towns each night for safety, your average African child will take their homework along with them to ensure it gets completed before the next school day.

Your 50p will also go towards ensuring the African child you sponsor has access to clean water preventing many childhood illnesses and also go towards making sure the child has at least one good meal a day and has access to proper health care. These are things we all take for granted, but we shouldn't, for this is the future. Make an Africa child happy today and consider taking out a child sponsorship program here.

Below is a map showing levels of human development across the world with the situation for African children generally being significantly lower than for other children across the world.



 
 
 
 
 

 

African Child

African Child

African Child

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Swaziland Child

Swaziland Children

A video of some children dancing and singing from Ezulwini, Swaziland.

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Guinea Child

Guinea Child

Information about the lives of children in Guinea where there are high levels of poverty.

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Malawi Child

Malawi Children

Facts about children living in Malawi together with pictures and video of them at home, school and play.
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Ugandan Child

Children in Uganda

A video documentary together with facts and figures about children living in Uganda.
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Zulu Child

Zulu Child

A group of Zulu children putting on a street dance display in South Africa.

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Angola Child

Angola Child

A video documentary about the situation for children in Angola together with facts and figures.
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Human Development Index Africa

Very High Development

High Development

Medium Development

Low Development

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African Child

African Child Day

On June 16th 1976 hundreds of African students died and thousands more were injured in protest at the apartheid administration in South Africa. June 16th is now marked as African Child Day to remember the children who died on that fateful day. The day is also used to remind world leaders, particularly those of the G8, of the millions of children who die from malnutrition before their fifth birthday every year in Africa alone. More >

 


 
 


Children's News in Africa

African Children News


Children in Africa with AIDS

Children with AIDS in Africa


Street Children in Africa

Street Children in Africa