African Child and Youth Empowerment Foundation

  AFRICYEF - African Child and Youth Empowerment Foundation

Registered Charity No: 1171168


African Child and Youth Empowerment Foundation (AFRICYEF) is a UK registered charity founded in 2005 out of the desire to make a difference in the lives of indigent and disadvantaged African Children and Youths. 

“Today, we live in a world that is divided. A world in which we have made great progress and advances in science and technology. But it is also a world where millions of children die because they have no access to medicines. We live in a world where knowledge and information have made enormous strides, yet millions of children are not in school…. It is a world of great promise and hope. It is also a world of despair, disease and hunger… ” - Nelson Mandela

The importance of education cannot be over-emphasized.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." -
"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." - John Dewey

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin
"The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one." - Malcolm Forbes

"Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know." - Daniel J. Boorstin

"The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth." - John F. Kennedy

"Education is the movement from darkness to light
." - Allan Bloom
“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”  Walter Cronkite

Our focus is to raise funds and mobilize resources for sending poor african children to school and to learn trades. We also passionately campaign against child labour, child marriages, female genital mutilation (FGM), evil and obnoxious widowhood practices as well as promote and support sustainable youth empowerment and rural development initiatives in Africa.




Children in Class