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Sponsor a child in Africa

Sponsor a child with Build Africa to help transform education.

From 30p a day you can help Build Africa to give children a life-changing education.

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Why is Build Africa different?

Build Africa runs a 'child ambassador' scheme rather than traditional child sponsorship. This is because poverty is a complex issue that affects entire communities. So we make sure your support goes towards our wider work and not just one individual.

Your child ambassador will write to you on behalf of the thousands of children that we work with across rural Africa. They will tell you about their life, school, their hopes for the future and how your support is enabling Build Africa to make a difference where they live.

Through the eyes of your child ambassador you will get a true sense of what life can be like in the rural communities where we work.

Traditional one-to-one child sponsorship can create jealousy among non-sponsored children, and in some cases lead to bullying. However Build Africa puts child welfare first, so our aim is for every child in the communities we work with to benefit from your generous support.

How often will I hear from my child ambassador?

Build Africa isn't big or bureaucratic and we have a very special relationship with the people and communities we work with.

When you join our child ambassador programme you will get a unique insight into the life of your ambassador and their community:

  • A Welcome Pack, including a welcome letter, a profile of your new child ambassador, a photo of them and information about our work in Kenya and Uganda
  • Two updates a year; photos and a letter from your ambassador in the summer and an update in the winter
  • Regular updates on Build Africa's work, so you can see the difference your support is making

Where does my donation go?

We believe in the power of education to help end poverty, and work to ensure that children in rural Africa have the best opportunity to learn.

We focus on giving often vulnerable children the right infrastructure, resources, quality teaching and parental support to help them get the most from their time at school and go on to lead productive, healthy and happy lives.

We know that to make sustainable changes we need to address the unique needs of each community we help. That's why we pool your donation with other supporters' to make your money go further, funding projects that can make a real difference in rural Africa.

Get Started

  • Decide whether you would like your ambassador to be a boy or a girl (or let us choose)

  • Choose where you would like your child ambassador to be based - either in Kenya or Uganda (or leave the choice to us)

  • Tell us how much you'd like to donate: £9 a month (30p per day), £12 per month (40p per day) or £15 a month (50p per day) 

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We're happy to answer any questions you might have about sponsoring a child ambassador with Build Africa - email [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)1892 519619 (Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm). We'll only use the information you provide to deal with your request.