Build Africa Charity Joins Street Child

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Street Child are delighted to share the news that Build Africa have become the latest charity to join the Street Child family!

Build Africa are a 40-year old charity with a rich heritage who in the last ten years have specialised in developing education in rural, impoverished communities in Uganda and Kenya - with backing from DFID, UNICEF, corporates and many private individuals. Build Africa has now become a legal subsidiary of Street Child, with their Chairman, Andrew White and two of their Board members, Gabrielle Cipparroni and Kirti Mistry joining an enlarged Street Child Board.

Build Africa are the third established international children’s charity to become part of Street Child in the past 18-months, following Sarah, Duchess of York’s Children in Crisis charity who joined with Street Child in April 2018 and the Lessons for Life Foundation, founded and backed by Liberty Global, who teamed up with Street Child in June 2019. The combined Street Child group project an income of £12-15m in the next 12-months and will now operate in twelve countries: eight in Sub-Saharan Africa and four in South Asia.

Tom Dannatt, Street Child CEO and Founder who has just returned from a trip to East Africa with Build Africa commented, “I have known of, and respected, Build Africa for a long time. I am thrilled and honoured that they have decided to join Street Child and become part of the fast-growing movement we are developing here: fighting for the rights of children in the world’s toughest places to gain an education. The addition of Build Africa to Street Child is a powerful and strategic expansion of our capability to create impact in East Africa in particular: both for the huge numbers of refugee children desperately needing education support in the region and for the most impoverished local populations. I am certain, as we are already seeing with Children in Crisis and Lessons for Life, that we will achieve more together!”

Andrew White, Chairman of Build Africa and Associate Dean at the Saïd Business School commented, “At Build Africa we are always looking at ways to make our supporters generous donations go as far as possible. By becoming part of Street Child we not only have the clear opportunity to create impact beyond the sum of our parts but by being part of a global charity, we effectively extend Build Africa’s impact much more widely across the African continent.”

Tom Dannatt, Street Child CEO and Founder, welcoming Build Africa Kenya (left) and Build Africa Uganda (right) leadership teams into Street Child!

Tom Dannatt, Street Child CEO and Founder, welcoming Build Africa Kenya (left) and Build Africa Uganda (right) leadership teams into Street Child!

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