ACACIA UK (Action for Children and Communities in Africa)

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ACACIA UK (Action for Children and Communities in Africa) works to transform the lives of children affected by extreme poverty, hunger, illness, persecution, abuse, & neglect. Our projects focus on helping some of the most vulnerable children & young people in Thika District, Kenya. The children & families we work with come from backgrounds of abject poverty, family breakdown, abandonment, & abuse. They are often forced to live on the streets, working & begging, in conflict with local residents & the police. Many resort to substance abuse as a means of escaping cold & hunger. We believe that these children have the capacity & desire to transform their lives, & AFCIC operates several programmes designed to help them do so:
*Outreach Programmes for Vulnerable Children prevent children from ever going to the street & rehabilitate those who are already there. Some projects include school drop out prevention, child sponsorship, microfinance & business assistance, outreach clinics for street children, & after school children’s clubs.
*A residential Interim Care Centre for street children, carrying out non-formal education, rehabilitation, counselling & family reintegration work.
*Kenyan Children’s Legal Aid Work provides free legal advice to children & their guardians.
*School Feeding programmes feed 1500 vulnerable children daily. *Holiday clubs Keep 800 vulnerable children away from abuse/exploitation on the streets by providing food & activities during school holidays.

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