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Children First-Africa

Our members are involved in a wide range of activities that touch the lives Africans throughout the continent. Most member organizations work at the grassroots level, empowering people to build a better future for their children, families, and communities.

Whether a member provides critical medical care and supplies, preserves family livelihoods through sustainable farming innovations, or promotes the education of a new generation of entrepreneurial leaders, each offers desperately needed hope and help.

Children First-Africa

To search for a charity by region or area of interest, please visit Where We Work.Our member organizations meet specific tests of programmatic impact, fiscal accountability, and governance standards. We are pleased to provide this collection of trustworthy, effective charities working on the ground in Africa. View our full list of members by name only, or, to find a specific member, click on the first letter of its name below.

Our Programs

Provision of Food

Through highly discounted teaching, we empower children to grow into productive citizens in their communities through the benefits of education. We believe education is the best way to help break the cycle of poverty. But without the proper tools for learning, students face overwhelming odds.

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Water

Did you know that poverty in Africa is often caused by a lack of access to clean water? Water scarcity in Africa prevents many young children, especially girls, from attending school and receiving an education as they are expected to aid their mothers in water retrieval and household chores. A lack of clean water means the absence of sanitary facilities and latrines in schools, resulting in absenteeism 10-20 % among girls who have reached puberty. Adequate investment in drinking water and sanitation facilities would result in 272 million more school attendance days per year.
It is our mission to bring clean drinking water to some of the most remote areas in Africa, beginning from Kumbo, a small town in the North West Region of Cameroon is one of them. We provide access to clean water for better drinking, proper sanitation and hygiene.

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Education

Through highly discounted teaching, we empower children to grow into productive citizens in their communities through the benefits of education. We believe education is the best way to help break the cycle of poverty. But without the proper tools for learning, students face overwhelming odds.

Our Impacts

Our statistics from educating and providing general rehabilitation to children show the incredible impact our members are making on marginalized communities. Because of people like YOU, CF-AFRICA has served over 3000 children & stakeholders with INCREDIBLE results such as…

Community Growth

Children First Africa has served over 2.1 million people in poor, rural communities across Cameroon
— where help is needed most.

Removal of Street Children

42 children have been withdrawn from thestreets but those who are stable in our portfolio are 27. They vary between 27 and 29.

They are young people very mobile and sensitive.

Some can go for six months before coming back.

Community Growth

Children First Africa has served over 2.1 million people in poor, rural communities across Cameroon
— where help is needed most.

Demographic Dividend

Some of the children are going to school;
secondary, high and university while others are doing income generating activities. Some rehabilitation projects initiated by us have created 500 jobs in under-served rural local communities.

About the Piarists – Cameroon

The Piarist Fathers are a Religious Institute (Order of the Pious Schools), known in Spanish as, “Orden de las Escuelas Pías”, and in Italian “Ordine degli Scuole Pie” (Scolopi). The Order was founded by Saint Joseph Calasanz for the Education of Children and Youth especially the poor.

The Piarist Fathers arrived Cameroon in 1987 from Spain (Province of Aragon) and have been very much involved in educational, pastoral and socio-cultural activities. The first Piarists missionaries who arrived Cameroon: Frs. Angel Valenzuela, Fernando Negro and Juan Yzuel with the dream of evangelising the children and youth especially the underprivileged through education.

About Children First Africa

Children First Africa is a programme of the Development Office – Piarist Fathers (Cameroon) is owned and managed by Piarist Fathers (Cameroon). We are a humanitarian organization that relies on the trust, goodwill, and generosity of its stakeholders to fulfill its mandate. By holding ourselves accountable, we demonstrate that we are worthy of this trust.

St. Joseph Calasanz

Our Founder

Fr. Pedro Aguado 

Superior General – Rome

Fr. Evaristus Akem Sch.P

Provincial Superior 

How To Get Involved

As a non-profit organization, we are funded by donations, grants, gifts, and the small amounts communities contribute. We would love to hear any comments or suggestions you have for Children First Africa

Do you have an idea for a fundraiser or partnership, or know of a foundation or benefactor who might be interested in our work? Are there ways you can think of to make our work more public? How can you be a part of us in any little way? Reach us below

Fundraise

It only takes a minute to set up a campaign on Facebook to raise money for our important cause.

Sponsor

Child sponsorship connects two people — a sponsor with a generous heart and a child living in poverty. From toddlerhood to young adulthood, our child sponsorship program equips kids with crucial life and job skills to break the cycle of poverty. For good.

Volunteer

Sign up to learn about our volunteer opportunities and how you can support our mission.

Visit Us

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Downloadables

Tremendous progress for children is taking place in some of the poorest countries in the world and we are glad to be part of the game changer. Check our Financial Statements, Proposed and current projects as well as other take home related articles.

Financial statements

As a charitable organization less than 10% of what we get go to administrative and fundraising costs. We take pride in our financial efficiency and accountability, so we make our audited financial statements available online. Download a copy here.

Proposed projects

Children First Africa is an organization working to provide proper education, food and clean water children in Afric. Poor education, hunger and unsafe drinking water is one of the major causes of infant mortality. Since 2010, we have impacted over 150,000 people in Cameroon and and at DRC, here are more upcoming projects which you might be interested in.

PROs

Check in here to see our other activities, reports and updates which might be of interest to you. Our journey of which all began with a step means a lot to us and we are making use of that.

Message from the Founder

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What People Say About Us

We highly Value feedback and what our clients say to us and about us. Feedback helps us better meet up with our objectives and values and we keep working to ensure we meet up to our promises.

Yvette Sam

Children First Africa has done such a commendable job that is unbeatable. Thank you to all the sponsors who support Child Africa and I urge you to do the same in case you have not sponsored any child

Eugene Nforngwa

Children First Africa is the real existing organization that is doing a tremendous work to the African children. This organization is making a difference in Africa. Long live Children First Africa, long live the founders and supporters of Children First Africa. The little you donate, makes a big difference to these African children

Mr. Ngwatung Calistus - F. Accountant, London

This organization is a blessing for humankind. The founders of Children First – Africa are like they were born to win everyone’s heart, they were born to serve the community. Their works say it all.

Mr./Mrs Ndifor Eric - Plumber and Teacher,California, USA

My wife and I have worked with Children First Africa. We also had the privilege of sitting in on a board meeting and seeing how some of the decisions are made. We feel privileged working with them because they have indeed save the lives of so many children by touching their lives in tremendous way.

Dr. William Ngamfon - Medical Doctor, USA

I like how the organization and its amazing staff contribute to help children and their families take more than money into account. I’ve been a sponsor since its inception and I’m happy to say I’m glad I know they’ll also believe as I do about what’s truly valuable in one’s life and how growth isn’t just seen in one way. Well, done Children First Africa!

News & Updates

Children Affected by the Crisis in Kumbo, Cameroon

Children Affected by the Crisis in Kumbo, Cameroon

"taking care of the vulnerable and internally displaced children in the crisis-affected communities of Kumbo, Cameroon, has been our preoccupation. We aimed at rebuilding hope for the hopeless by offering learning opportunities to children and youth" 

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Get in Touch!

Futru-Nkwen, Bamenda. B.O. Box 520, Bamenda, North West Region, Cameroon, Afirca.

(+237) 699245607

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9AM - 6PM (Monday - Firday)

cfirstafrica@gmail.com