Welcome to Giving Africa

Dedicated to the eradication of poverty through the power of learning.

 

At The Core


  • Burkina Faso, West Africa

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    Burkina Faso is one of the world’s poorest and harshest countries to live with an adult literacy rate of just 21.8%  

  • Bethel Development Project

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    Our aim is to develop Bethel secondary school  into a centre of excellence; offering real opportunities for pupils to break out of the cycle of poverty.

  • Quality of education

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    Our aim is more than just access, it is to provide a quality and relevant education; providing skills in trades that have a local demand and which offer employment opportunities.

  • Food crisis

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    Our Food Programme provides children with a nutritious meal every day.  Erratic rains, poor harvests and food cost increases all contribute to a constant struggle to obtain food, leading to ill health and lack of concentration at school.

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Support Us

There are many ways you can help support the children in Africa. Here are some of the ways.

Donate now!

Donate now!

You can donate a single amount of your choosing to help us. To give you an idea how much your donation is worth, here are a few examples. £7/month provides…read more →
Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising Ideas

We rely on committed supporters to help us raise the money we need to eradicate poverty through education. We have produced a Fundraising Support pack which includes lots of useful…read more →
Trust Fundraising

Trust Fundraising

‘You are doing a wonderful job and the trustees were very impressed with you.’  A significant proportion of our voluntary income comes from Grant Making Trusts and Foundations. We would…read more →
Leave a Legacy

Leave a Legacy

By leaving a gift to Giving Africa in your Will, you will be helping us to continue our vital work, supporting vulnerable children to gain an education and the tools…read more →
Corporate Fundraising

Corporate Fundraising

Companies partnering with us enjoy a host of benefits.  We tailor partnerships with corporate supporters and work with them to plan a bespoke programme of activities and initiatives that meet…read more →
Sponsor Education

Sponsor Education

For £18.75 a month, you can give a child at Bethel School access to life changing education and health care. Access to health care and education are crucial to the children…read more →
Become an Ambassador

Become an Ambassador

Giving Africa Ambassadors are those that hold our work close to their hearts and are willing to go the extra mile to support children in Burkina Faso.  The bottom line…read more →
Volunteering

Volunteering

Volunteering means different things to different people. Some have time on their hands and want to keep busy. Others would like to gain work experience and the chance to develop…read more →
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Get involved with our forthcoming events!


If you fancy an amazing challenge and adventure, you can combine this with helping the children of Burkina Faso. Click to read about each of them.

Big Family Bike ride

Big Family Bike ride

Join us for our flagship Big Family Bike ride and fun day on Saturday 10th October 2015   Giving you the opportunity to have a  safe cycle ride together along with…read more →
Cycle Burkina in 2016

Cycle Burkina in 2016

  Event Date: 15th-21st October 2016   Get pedalling to support children in one of the poorest countries in the world! Do you love cycling or want to get fit?…read more →
Climb Kilimanjaro

Climb Kilimanjaro

Event dates for Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro 26th February – 6th March 2016 Note bespoke trips can be arranged for dates that are convenient for groups with 15 participants or more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pe66C0YqnM A…read more →
Skydiving

Skydiving

Some of the GA team, their lovely friends and whoever else would like to join are going to take part in a sky dive in Salisbury on September 6th 2015,…read more →
Firewalking

Firewalking

 Fire walking is an exhilarating, and life changing experience, that enables you to look fear straight in the face, and step right through.... Are you up for the challenge?  When:…read more →

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Comments on African News

Fred Swaniker: Africa’s Next Leaders

Fred Swaniker: Africa’s Next Leaders

Africa’s past is embroiled in corruption, destruction and failure among its leaders. The careless misinformation and broken promises imparted by governments has led to the collapse of many communities, who are…read more →
Education to Support Infrastructure

Education to Support Infrastructure

February 22 2015 Dan Rikard, cofounder of Strongest Oak Foundation, explains in a video called 'Stop Giving Money to Africa' why the giving of aid and building of infrastructure is not enough…read more →
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Who Leads Giving Africa

It takes the hearts, minds and tenacity of many people to strive to achieve the charity’s goals. Amongst them are our leadership team, trustees and ambassadors. You can become and ambassador too.

What our supporters are saying

About the charity and our challenge events
  • There are so many positives doing the Kilimanjaro challenge. You strip back everything and we’ve had to dig so deep. You just don’t realise how far you’re going to push yourself and how far you can push yourself to do something like this.

  • A time of struggle and some of the most beautiful and formative moments of my life. Coming to Kili can only grow you in character and personality, everyone on this trip will tell you it’s been 100% worth while

  • From one end of the scale to the other and everything in-between is an emotion that helps you to recreate yourself