Have you ever seen a child on the street and thought, “I’d love to send that child to school?” I’m sure you have! Many of us see children in need, but feel helpless to make a difference.
We don’t know what’s involved. We don’t want to start something we can’t finish. We don’t know if people will take advantage of us, and we will be overwhelmed with the needs of others. It can be quite daunting, seeing so much suffering, and not knowing where to begin. Not knowing who to trust. Not knowing if it will even make a difference!
There are so many charities out there, promising to make a change. But who can you trust? How can you be sure that the child you are helping is not benefiting from donations of a dozen others?
But hold on… Don’t despair and don’t give up. Fair Life Africa Foundation exists to empower people for a fairer life. They are a vetted charity, recognised globally and are partners with GlobalGiving – www.globalgiving.co.uk/projects/18330. They have made it easier for you to give, and they know that each N1 you contribute will go where it is intended.
Through their Disadvantage to Advantage Initiative, Fair Life Africa seeks out children who are disadvantaged in society but brilliant academically or talented in other ways, to support them in achieving their potentials. They do this by carrying out a full assessment of each child who is referred to them (so you don’t have to), in order to confirm that they are actually in great need and are ready to succeed with a little support. They visit them where they live and meet with their parents/guardians.
The children who fulfill their criteria for support are then put forward to prospective donors (like you) looking for a child in need to bless! All you need is a willingness to support the child through to University (for academic sponsorship) or to complete their vocational training, so they can begin to use their skills for profit. Child sponsorship starts from N20,000 per month per child or N250,000 a year. That’s less than you might spend on one night out in the town!
So, what are you waiting for? You want to meet the FLA Kids? There are currently 22 on the waiting list looking to find a hero in you. To view their profiles, you will need to register at www.fairlifeafrica.org. However, you can meet the 28 lucky kids who are already enrolled by clicking here www.fairlifeafrica.org/meet-the-kids.
If you would like to support Fair Life Africa with a one-off donation,please donate to:
Name of Bank: GTBank
Account Number: 0106643687
Account Name: Fair Life Africa Foundation
To make enquiries about partnership, sponsorship or volunteering, please call 08092832745.
Fair Life Africa Foundation is social! Follow for updates and lend support towards their work with children: Instagram – @fairlifeafrica | Twitter – @fairlifeafrica | Pinterest – Fair Life Africa | Facebook –fairlifeafricafoundation.
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