What we do
ACACIA UK’s vision is that every child in Africa enjoys a high quality education that embraces their differing abilities. This is achieved by lifting barriers to education for girls and boys in East Africa to enable them to reach their full potential.
Through targeted small scale grant making ACACIA UK supports projects in Sub-Saharan Africa that reach out to children and young people who have been left without an education. In particular ACACIA UK supports children excluded from education owing to developmental disability or mental health issues. We work in collaboration with children, their families and their local communities to achieve a positive and lasting impact.
We are going to be funding new and exciting children’s projects over the coming year. Our inaugural programme is a funding an educational outreach project that will focus on increasing the numbers of children attending school in the Thika region and decreasing the numbers of children dropping out of school. This will be the biggest outreach project in the area, with social workers covering 18 schools. This year our local partner, Macheo, plans to support over 1900 children, 430 parents, 280 teachers and 40 community leaders with 200 children who otherwise would not have been starting school. Often these children will attend school for the first time, thus transforming their opportunities in life.