Africa Compassion Network, Inc.

One Continent, One People!

ABOUT US

Africa Compassion Network (ACN) is an organization working with needy children in the United States and four other countries in Africa to support the education of deprived children and the fight to end child sexual abuse, exploitation and children on the streets. We are non profit organization formed with the sole aim to aid impoverished children especially children in the developing African Countries in a manner that will help them become well grounded and open to opportunities acquired by other children all over the world. In addition, it is a foundation for Africans all around the continent to come together and make an eminent difference to help the poor children of Africa. It also serves as a platform that facilitates the support from compassionate people within Africa and anywhere else in the world that have an interest in the developmental growth of impoverished children. Africa compassion network is a charity organization that spends 90% of all donations directly towards programs that supports our Mission. while our expenditure falls well within this guideline, we tend to accrue more overhead and administrative expenses. If you care deeply that the bulk of your money goes to benefit the cause directly, ACN is the right charity of your choice. Whether your passion is art or sports in the rainforest, we are the charity that would like to put to use your hard-earned money.
Making informed choices is the best way to make sure that your dollar goes to support causes that you are passionate about. To further ensure that your money is well-spent on cause you deeply care about, consider volunteering your time so you can see first hand what happens from donations to the delivery of programs and services offered by ACN.

It's a privilege to also inform our Potential donors and sponsors that Africa Compassion Network (ACN) has a 501(c)3 good standing status with the United States Federal and New York State Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which makes donations to our organization tax deductible for donors in and around the United States. We give receipts to our Donors for their tax Filing Purposes.

Africa, a continent endowed with immense natural and human resources as well as great cultural, ecological and economic diversity, remains underdeveloped. Most African nations suffer from military dictatorships, corruption, civil unrest and war, underdevelopment and deep poverty. The majority of the countries classified by the UN as least developed are in Africa. Numerous development strategies have failed to yield the expected results. Although some believe that the continent is doomed to perpetual poverty and economic slavery, Africa has immense potential. 
Poverty puts many children in jeopardy the second their lives begin. Every year, 7.6 million children die before they even reach age 5, many from causes that can be prevented with proper immunizations, proper nutrition and adequate water and sanitation. 
Poverty also puts children at risk for exploitation through sex trafficking, child labor and early marriage. Children living in impoverished areas face increased danger of experiencing violence from armed conflict or even being recruited as child soldiers. 
The African children deserve better. Ending the cycle of poverty begins with investing in children, beginning with their Education, protection and welfare. 
Through partnerships with government Institutions, Africa Compassion Network (ACN) is in the fight to end Child Sexual abuse and exploitation through intense advocacy and continue to support their education and career training. Branch offices of ACN has trustworthy administration staff who have the interest of vulnerable children at heart and are working tirelessly to ensure the organization's goals are achieved. 
We work directly with children living in poverty on educational issues, street children, Child Sexual abuse and exploitation cases that are most important to them. We also work closely with parents and community leaders to assist us bring change and impact lives in their families and communities. And that’s what makes us different. We believe in children's right to education, freedom and an opportunity in life but we also know that helping people understand the importance of these things in our modern Society is the most effective way to end or reduce poverty in Africa for good!​ 

The passion behind the organization's desire to help Africa is to make a better platform for the future residents of the continent and by noting that the children of today will be the future citizens of African countries. 
Starting at the grassroots level would make this a reality in the future but also engaging older Africans to create a spirit of togetherness in the continent. There are millions of  deprived children out there in remote villages waiting for our help, they are pleading for equal opportunities as children in the developed world who have access to better education and learning materials. It's the objective of Africa Compassion network(ACN) to reach out to these poor needy children and restore their hope of a brighter Future by Donating Books, learning materials, building of computer labs, Libraries, renovation of school blocks, provide clean borehole water for schools and Educational scholarships for some well academically performing students. 

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Facts on Education in Africa
In recent research for AIA by Alyssa,  found some really powerful statistics about Africa, and it seems to mean that it all leads back to primary education. That’s why ACN believes in our cause so much- because education is the key to help reduce poverty and empower the next generation of African leaders.
• Sub-Saharan Africa is the only region in the world where poverty has increased in the past 25 years.
• 32 of the world’s 38 heavily indebted poor countries are in Africa.
• Half the population of Africa lives on less than US $1 a day.
• Slums are home to 72% of urban Africa’s citizens.
• Primary school enrollment in African countries is among the lowest in the world.
• 33 million primary school-aged children in Sub-Saharan Africa do not go to school. 18 million of these children are girls.
• In Sub-Saharan Africa, only two-thirds of children who start primary school reach the final grade.
• Although literacy rates have greatly improved in Africa over the last few decades, approximately 40% of Africans over the age of 15, and 50% of women above the age of 25 are illiterate.
• There is an average of 40 pupils per teacher in sub-Saharan Africa, but the situation varies considerably from country to country. In many countries, it is more than 60 to one.

• Africa loses an estimated 20,000 skilled personnel a year to developed countries.
• Average life expectancy in Africa is only 46 years.
• There are an estimated 5,500 AIDS deaths a day in Africa.
• AIDS decreases in villages where there are primary schools.
• In Uganda, a child who quits attending school is three times more likely to be HIV positive later on in life than a child who completes basic education.
• HIV/AIDS is likely to claim the lives of 10% of teachers within the coming five years, and 20% of school-age children will be AIDS orphans.
Upon the subject of education,
not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it,
I can only say that I view it as the most important subject
which we as a people may be engaged in..
~ Abraham Lincoln ~
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