AFGACF – believes, in order for communities to thrive, Children need to be protected, and men and women, Girls, Boys and Children must enjoy the same human rights and be given the same opportunities to participate in decisions that affect their lives irrespective of Sex, Gender, Race, Economic backgrounds etc. ‘’Not every Child has an equal talent or an equality ability or motivation, but they should have the equal right to develop their talent and ability and their motivation, to make something of themselves; If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich’’ John Kennedy
WHY GIRLS’ EDUCATION?
It is estimated that worldwide, 62 million Girls-half of whom are adolescent are not in school. And the disparity in gender in education remains quite real today worldwide, with 78 per cent of girls dropping out of school-compared to 48 per cent of boys. Despite dramatic improvements over the last decade, progress towards achieving education for all has stagnated. In total, 121 million children and adolescents are currently out of primary and lower secondary school worldwide – a number that has remained essentially constant since 2007. 78 million of these children live in Low Income generating Countries.
41% of all school-dropped-out children of primary school age have never attended school and will probably never start if current trends continue. 25 million children of primary school age are expected to never attend school. 15 million of these children are girls. School systems need to be strengthened with a special focus on reaching marginalized children.
Our Mission is to Educate and Assist Needy Girls and Children in Deprived Rural Communities through Education and Micro-Finance Assistance and Work in Partnerships with Individuals, NGOs and Institutions around The World to end Poverty and Social Issues that affect Girls and Children Particularly in Rural Communities.
Our Vision is to adopt and implement investments promotion for poor girls and their children through SMEs. Why SME? SME is critical for economic and social development of emerging markets. It plays a major role in creating jobs and generating income for low income families thereby fostering economic growth, social stability, and contributes to the development of a dynamic social economic .
To Establish at least one Vocational Training Center and Day Care Centers in four (4) major Rural Communities where we currently operate. The rationale behind this is to lessen the burden single girls/ teen age mothers face in caring for their children while learning or working.
Form global partnerships for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholders partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, particularly in under-developed countries. We desire to build the capacity of Girls and Children so that they can effectively address issues confronting them and play a major role in the development of their communities. “Unless we can help the world’s poorest create a better life, no one’s prosperity can be secure.”
OUR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
To assist vulnerable Girls and Children through Education.
To reduce the high dependency rate of Girls in Rural communities through income generating activities.
To address Social Problems associated with Girls and Children in Rural Communities and create a more Humane Environment for them.
FOUNDERS AND REGISTRATION: AFGACF was founded on 17th February 2016 by Mr.Jeff Slanger of The Netherlands and Ms. Kebeh Teta Zubah. The Foundation is Incorporated under the Companies Code, 1963 (Act 179) of The Republic of Ghana And Having Complied With The Provision Of Sections 27 and 28 Of The Companies Code 1963, was Entitled To Commence Business On The 17th Day Of February 201 6.
Our passion to assist needy Girls and Children Is an inborn desire to help the less privileged as well as the desire to change their world in positive ways, with no intention for rewards or financial gains. We believe in the worth and dignity of all people and their ability to learn, unlearn and relearn. Jeff and I grew up in a country (Liberia) that experienced bloody civil wars for many years at different intervals. More than 250,000 people were killed in Liberia’s bloody civil wars and thousands more fled the fighting to neighboring countries. We grew up amidst lots of social crisis, economic instabilities and witnessed first-hand social injustices. These and many more arouse our passion to help make our world a better place. AFGACF works extensively to help Girls and Children obtain quality education through vocational training skills. We are however proud of the lives we have been able to touch here in Ghana and are equally excited about the future of Africa.
Last Year, Ms. Kebeh Teta Zubah was selected among other young West African Leaders by President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative for her numerous contributions towards Social and Economic Development within rural communities. ”Being recognized as one of West Africa’s Youngest Emerging Leaders was an honor; but we all must take drastic actions to ensure positive social change in addressing the needs of the vulnerable and marginalized groups in our society.” Kebeh Teta Zubah