Many of us can remember a teacher who inspired us with their passion for a subject. Maybe a teacher’s influence set you on the path to a fulfilling career. Education helped us develop our talents and become the people we are today. Yet for many children, education remains a distant dream.

In Africa, many children are excluded from secondary education because their parents or guardians are too poor to raise the necessary funds. In response, the charity ‘Teach a Child – Africa‘ (TaC) works in areas where there is a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS to enable orphaned and other vulnerable children from poor families to attend secondary school.

We pay school fees and provide uniforms and other essentials to help them fulfil their academic potential and escape from a life of poverty. In the year 2016, we sponsor a total of 71 highly disadvantaged talents. Around 80% of our beneficiaries have secured a place at university after successfully completing their secondary education. There is also an active and ever growing alumni association of former TaC beneficiaries.

If you believe that every child has the right to a secondary education, regardless of their gender, ethnicity or religion, we encourage you to give a donation to help teach a child today, or sponsor a child for up to 4 year’s secondary education. The need is great across sub-Saharan Africa where over 12 million children have lost one or both of their parents to AIDS (UNAIDS, 2008). With your help, we will provide a gifted child with the education and the inspiration to lift them out of poverty to the benefit of their family and the wider community.