ONE AFRICAN CHILD Foundation for Creative LearningAbout Us
Who We Are
OneAfricanChild Foundation for Creative Learning was established on November 20, 2013, as a non-governmental organization with the motive of supporting disadvantaged community children with leadership skills and resources necessary for them to become proactive agents of change in their local communities.
By focusing on Global Citizenship and Peacebuilding Education (GCED), the organisation serves to transfer skills in ethical leadership, creativity and innovation to learners, creating free spaces for self-expression, imagination and implementation to lessons learnt to address local issues.
The organization is 100% youth-led, working with young leaders from the community to empower the community through humanitarian efforts. The name itself was borne out of the idea that we as Africans can create positive change by taking responsibility for One African Child at a time.
To create a society that fosters creativity, education, and innovation among young Africans.
- Young Africans will contribute proactively towards community development and education.
- Local communities will be strengthened and possess local identities.
- A new kind of education that is participatory and linked to the global community through Global Citizenship Education.
- Children will become active participants in communal development.
- To be an organization that fosters communities of people impacting their generation.
- Preparing learners to address challenges and seize opportunities of the 21st century through Global Citizenship Education (GCED).
- Introducing holistic approaches to enhance experimental and long-life learning.
- Creating platforms for young people to apply their creative and innovative ideas in analyzing local issues and developing possible solutions to address them.
- Providing substantial learning materials and support as tools for empowerment.
- Encouraging young people to be responsible citizens through volunteering and other civic engagements.
Our Guiding Principles
- OAC is non-partisan.
- OAC is a non-governmental organization.
- OAC is transparent and accountable.
- OAC believes that education is a right and necessity for every child.
- OAC believes that quality education should be accessible to all.
- OAC believes in creativity and innovation among young Africans.
- OAC believes in active participation of children in communal development.
- OAC is result oriented.
- OAC is committed to innovation, youth development, and communal development.
- OAC is committed to peacebuilding and global citizenship.
- OAC respects the Rule of Law.
- OAC believes in consistency by creating awareness and program implementation.
OneAfricanChild celebrates her anniversary on November 20 which marks the end of her calendar year and the start of a new one.
Who We Work With
- African children (who come from disadvantaged or violent communities).
- Youth willing to take responsibility for the transformation of their communities.
- Other stakeholders who are committed to building enabling platforms for African children.
We currently have a physical presence in Nigeria, Kenya and Benin Republic. We are a group of energetic and passionate youths championing the cause of positive change in our local communities.