Who we are
‘Teach a Child – Africa’ (TaC) is a voluntary organisation and registered charity, founded in 2007 in response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic to help orphaned children in Africa. TaC provides school fees, uniforms and other essentials for orphaned and vulnerable children so they may attend secondary school and escape from a life of poverty.
TaC ambassador and co-founder, Pamela Steele, had first hand experience of the suffering caused by HIV/AIDS in Kenya where she grew up. She lost close family members to the disease and has financially supported their children’s education. Pam’s desire was to extend that support beyond her own family to orphaned children with no one to help them. With the support of friends and colleagues, Pam launched TaC in the UK on December 1st 2007, World AIDS Day, at New Road Baptist Church, Oxford.
Since 2007, TaC affiliates have been founded and registered in Kenya by Margaret Oriaro and Michael Ongoro in 2009, and in Switzerland by Simone Haeberli in 2010. TaC is also grateful for the support it has received from friends in Denmark and USA.
TaC works closely with the communities in Ukwala and Usigu districts, Nyanza province, Kenya, through local committees comprising of respected members of each community and led by William Ohonde and Phillip Okumu respectively.