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.
We are building an organization that fosters a community of young people impacting their generation through the utilization of a kind of education that is participatory and interconnected with the global community – Global Citizenship Education.
This is crucial to strengthen our local communities with young Africans who have been fully equipped to contribute proactively towards community development through education.
To create a society that fosters creativity, education, and innovation among young Africans.
The OneAfricanChild Foundation for Creative Learning was founded over eight years ago with the goal of providing disadvantaged children with the necessary leadership skills to help them become change agents in their own communities.
Over the years, we have helped over 14,000 students in underprivileged communities in Nigeria and Kenya gain access to education. We’ve also reached over 1000 teachers in Nigeria and Kenya.
What we Do
- Preparing learners to address challenges and seize opportunities of the 21st century through Global Citizenship Education (GCED).
- Introducing a holistic approach to lifelong 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.
Who we work with
- African children (who come from disadvantaged or violent communities).
- Youths willing to take responsibility for the transformation of their communities.
- Passionate Educators.
- Other stakeholders who are committed to building enabling platforms for African children.
Our Guiding Principles
At OneAfricanChild, we believe that education is a fundamental right and requirement for every child and that quality education should be available to all. Community development, youth development, innovation, peacebuilding and global citizenship are at the core of the work that we do at OneAfricanChild.
Utilizing the expertise and strength of young people for the overall development of the community
Encouraging the inclusion of Global Citizenship Education (GCED) in school curriculums
Supporting children in vulnerable and disadvantaged communities through basic education.