The Children of
Stories of African
Children, Pictures of African Children, Life for
children in Africa
Children Struggling to Survive:
Life is a daily struggle for the children of
Africa. The things we take for granted in the west
are often simply absent. From nutrition to
hygiene, from education to the lack of books for
reading, find out what life is like for the children of
Monie and Leakey:
Two children and their stories. Two different
countries, Monie in Rwanda and Leakey in Kenya, but the
struggle to survive is similar. One a child of an
unjust war that resulted in a genocide, the other child
a boy of the streets in Nairobi. Both give you
insight into the daily lives of children in Africa.
You will be glad
to have read these two stories.
- a boy just like me: The
story of an African Boy and his triumph against all
odds. Peter came from a slum in Eldoret in Kenya.
His story is tragic, but profound. Thrown away at
the time of his birth, raised by a grandmother, sleeping
for days without food, and yet there is a strong will to
Life in a Kampala Neighborhood:
I spent some months living in an area of Kampala where
you will not many a western person. My home, was in a
small courtyard where one of the children I became
friends with was Axum. An account of what life is
like for people in Kampala, Uganda and how children live
in tough times.
day in a School in Africa: A day at
Saint Andrew's Nursery and Primary School in Kampala,
Uganda. Get a feel of what school is like in a
Kampala neighborhood. Get a feel of what school life is
like for a child at Saint Andrew's Nursery and Primary
in Kansanga, Kampala, Uganda.
Saving Medicine - Soap and Water:
Death comes to thousands of children in Africa, all
it takes to prevent it is soap and water. What
people do not realize is that soap and water will
eliminate 40% of children's sicknesses and diseases.
The best medicine for African children is simple soap
and water. The problem is access to water, besides
water in many cases costs money and has to be carried a
distance, so you avoid using it, even for washing of
hand in the case of children.
and the Children of Africa: Each
day more children become orphans because of the ravages
of AIDS. Many children are born being HIV positive
and life ahead of them is simply tragic. The
emotional scars, the inner and outer pain is great for
the children of Africa.
– Patriarchal Ways and Education of Girls:
African Parents are
deeply concerned for the education of their children.
Boys are pushed to be educated, girls on the other hand,
if there is a lack of funds, they just might be the
first to stay home. The poorer the family, the
bigger the chance that the girls in the family will stay
home and help at home. 67% of girls in slums drop out of
school while only 38% of boys do so.
Born in the USA and Born in Africa -Where you are
born, determines how you live: For most children
born in Africa, life is simply tougher than being born
in the west. Life for a child in Africa is simply
a struggle. From the moment of birth life becomes
a fight for survival.
children of the LRA:
This section deals with the
children of Northern Uganda. Find out about Child
soldiers of the LRA, what happens to abducted children,
the children who evaded captivity by becoming night
commuters, the stories of abducted children. The
person behind the abductions of children, Joseph Kony.
just keep on coming:
There is Church and then there the
unique, one of a kind church for children in the
Bugolobi area of Kampala. It is amazing sight as
children stream in rain or shine to come to
church. They come mostly from slum areas nearby,
but quite a few walk several miles to come to church on
a Sunday morning.
born into Slums:
A child that is born into a slum
in Africa does not have much of a chance in life.
From day to day survival which ranges access to clean
water and food to education, it is all about money.
The future for such a child means being locked into the
cycle of poverty and rarely is there a way out for
such a child.
- Born into slums-The Solution=Education:
How do you help a child in a
slum in Africa? Education is the solution and
even with education alone there is no guarantee
since here in Africa getting a job, any job is
simply tough, without an education there is no hope
for a meaningful future and a breaking of the cycle
Born into Slums - Child Sponsorship:
Sponsor a Child in a slum in Kampala. His or her
parents have no money to help and assist their children.
There is not enough money even for food, at times for
water, at times to pay to go to a latrine. Life is
simply tough. When it comes to education, children stay
at home, work around the house, take care of the other
children and miss out on being a child.
a book to a Child in Africa:
If you go into a home in Uganda,
one thing that will be absent are books. In
Kampala there are only about five book stores to be
found. Children grow up not reading. The
power and of the dream and imagination is simply not
released in the life of a child. Your donation of
some books could and would make a difference in the life
of a child living in a slum, where books are the last
things one thinks about.
a Library in Africa for Children:
Libraries, one can spend hours in them. In Uganda,
most schools do not have lending libraries. If
there are some books, they are behind a locked door,
behind glass, to be protected. Children are
deprived of books that would allow them to grow and
become. Start a library in Africa is a project
with the intention of getting thousands of books into
hands of children that will allow them to released in
their imagination and heart.
Children Photo Album:
The pictures of Africa's Children tell their
story. One can read the stories on this site, but when
you see the pictures of the children of Africa, your
heart simply melts. Meet the children of Africa
through pictures. There are lots of pages for you
to peruse and enjoy.
can I do? This is a question that I am
often asked, here are some practical answers as to how
you can help and assist the children of Africa.
One of the most inspiring ways is coming here to spend a
few weeks and visit. It is one of the best
investments you can ever make.