Children First

Children First Africa (CF – AFRICA), entrusted to and managed by the Piarist (Calasansianz) Fathers of Cameroon is an independent, non-governmental, apolitical and non-profit making organization dedicated to the protection and advancement children’s welfare in the domain of food, water and Education

Children count for approximately half of Africa’s population. However, despite the sheer numbers, there is little awareness of international human rights standards relating to the rights of the child.

African children have been the subject of neglect especially in countries plagued by conflicts. Children are victims of rape and other forms of sexual and economic exploitation. They suffer gaps in education; in conflict societies, they are separated from their families and conscripted as militias.

In post-conflict societies, they are not easily reintegrated. Domestic laws relating to the rights of a child remain outdated and the steps towards law reform have been relatively slow.

Children First Africa lays special emphasis on the rights and dignity of the child through the provision of food, education, and water, which we consider to be the most basic and fundamental need if a generation must be sustained.

We also train local stakeholders on improving the welfare of children under their care.

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