African Education Fund Moringa

African Education Fund Moringa A Project of A | KBFUS Funds

AEF Moringa was established in 2013 with three goals.

(a) the promotion of general education, and especially vocational training for young African girls from disadvantaged families.

(b) the assistance to children without identity (papers) and their families to acquire anagraphical recognition in the municipalities of residence.

(c) the development of indigenously managed micro-financing, to help local communities acquire know-how and funding skills necessary to offer small-size financial services to low-income individuals or to those who do not have access to typical banking services.

AEF Moringa has supported five projects in Africa including:

The Giraffe Project, Nairobi, Kenya: The Giraffe Project offers educational opportunities for children and young people from extremely deprived areas of Nairobi. It works closely with three schools in and around the slums, and provides support for teenagers to finish their studies in boarding schools outside. All the schools are managed and run by local residents.

Foyer Notre-Dame, Adzopé, Ivory Coast: The Servantes de Marie, a French religious order founded in 1852 to shelter homeless girls and young prostitutes, has worked in Ivory Coast since 1964. Its various activities include the Foyer Notre-Dame, a boarding school for girls in the provincial town of Adzopé.

Diocese of Kaya, Burkina Faso: A very high proportion of girls drop out of school very early in Burkina Faso, which is a serious threat to the country's development. The project's goal is to increase retention of female students by equipping dressmaking training centers for impoverished girls and women. After training, it helps them set up businesses so they can become financially independent.Community of Sant'Egidio,

Project BRAVO, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso: The Community of Sant'Egidio launched 'Birth Registration for All Versus Oblivion (BRAVO)' to address the growing issue of unregistered children, which is fueling conflicts and leading to instability. Sant'Egidio works with governments to open registration centers in health facilities and build the capacity of civil registration systems.

Gruppo Abele, Espace Mère-Enfant, Côte d'Ivoire: Gruppo Abele, an Italian NGO, supports the 'Espace Mère-Enfant', asafe space for homeless women in Abidjan, especially those with young children. It offers them immediate shelter and helps them find more permanent housing. It also operates a farm outside the capital for boys who are at risk of going to prison butare too young to be sent. Gruppo Abele teaches husbandry, farming and woodworking to these youths and helps them obtain work certificates when they leave.