WHAT EVENT OR PROJECT OR PROGRAMME OR CAMPAIGN THAT NEEDS SUPPORT ▼
We always have initiatives that need funding and/or other forms of support.
We are currently appealing to you to support poor children, young people and families over this Summer of changing climate.
The initiatives presented here are the continuing pressing needs in Africa in the era of changing climate; needs that are required to be met in times of climate change.
• The needs in a climate changing Africa
In a 2017 study by Deese and Klain quoted by the United Nations Funds for Population (1), it is stated that
“climate change is also believed to be a risk factor in outbreaks of infectious diseases like Ebola and Zika, through the spread of disease vectors and competition between humans and animals for dwindling habitat and resources”.
The same United Nations Funds for Population quote Ali and others (2018) as follows:
“A review of health facility in 10 African countries… found overall low levels of readiness when assessing the availability of key supplies and services, including family planning guidelines, staff trained in family planning, blood pressure apparatus, combined oral contraceptives, injectable contraceptives and male condoms” (p.63)
Likewise, the World Health Organisation (2) in its Ebola Situation Reports argues that on 26 June 2019, the confirmed cases of the Ebola virus disease were 2190 while the number of deaths stood at 1540 in the Democratic republic of Congo.
Furthermore, in their joint work the United Nations Children Funds and the World Health Organisation (3) argue the following:
“Africa was home to about one quarter of all low birthweight newborns, with the majority born in Eastern and Western Africa” (p.5).
“Africa was home to the highest percentage of new borns without a recorded birthweight (51.7 per cent, or 21.5 million births)” (p.20)
“Birthweight data are not available for 40 million newborns more than half of them from Africa” (p.22)
Finally, the United Development Programme (4) says that
“In Sub-Saharan Africa, the percentage of one-year-olds lacking immunization against DPT (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus) was 21 and against measles was 31in 2017”. “The percentage of children under age 5 who were more than two standard deviation below the median height for age of the reference population was 36.4 between 2010 and 2016”.
The same United Nations Development Programme say that “ Young people were at the forefront of addressing and preventing violent extremism”. Young people in poverty and in rural areas were most commonly engaged (60 per cent and 64 per cent, respectively)” (p. 6).
(1) United Nations Funds for Population, State of the World Population 2019: Unfinished Business – the pursuit of rights and choices FOR ALL
(3) United Nations Children’s Fund and World Health Organisation, Low Birthweight Levels and Trends 2000-2015, May 2019
(4) United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Indices and Indicators 2018, Statistical Update
These above data from multilateral agencies just highlight CENFACS’ findings and the reality on the ground in Africa in the area of operation of CENFACS. Therefore, there is a need out there that deservingly requires support and together with locals we have projects to respond.
• The projects to meet climate change led needs
Here are 5 Summer Humanitarian Relief Appeal projects we have selected for this Summer 2017; projects that need funding.
1/ AG4AP, which stands for All Kinds of Gifts for All Types of Poor People in Africa, is the holiday makers’ and travellers’ free and voluntary contribution to poverty relief in Africa via CENFACS.
2/ DfSA (Distress-free Summertime in Africa) brings hopes and dreams, as a humanitarian reliever, to multi-dimensionally distressed CYPFs in dire need of help in Africa by enabling them to move out poverty in the summertime and beyond.
3/ N●P (Networking and Protection) is designed to help and support vulnerably poor children to escape from HARMS, THREATS, ATTACKS, EXTREMISMS, RADICALISATION and RISKS of any forms of exploitation, neglect and abuse in Africa.
4/ iYCD (Iconic Young Carer of Development): a deserving cause which supports poor children and young people who prematurely become African caregivers and labourers because of poverty, aims at improving the quality of life of young caregivers and labourers by responding to their basic needs and human rights.
5/ ELCLASSICO International is a CENFACS combined Sports Development, Child Protection and Sustainable Development initiatives that aims at reducing child and youth poverty, protecting children and bringing a better change to impoverished people, communities, children, young people and future generations in Africa.
• The relief numbers for donation
Donor’s\Funder’s basic figures showing how they can donate £4 to create a 1 world of 9 reliefs:
£4 x 9 SUSTAINABLE RELIEFS
£4 to improve data collection and reporting on low birth weights √
£4 to enhance capacity for children, young people and families incapacitated by wars √
£4 to reduce vulnerability and improve the lack of coping capacity against virus diseases √
£4 to raise awareness of the impact of insecurity on healthcare √
£4 to buy anti-malaria drugs and improve CYPFs health √
£4 to purchase wheel barrows and grow foods √
£4 to cover the costs of online materials against child exploitation √
£4 to provide educational books and learning materials √
£4 to pay meal for an environmentalist volunteer √
TOTAL: £36 (£4 X 9 sustainable reliefs)
• The request
CENFACS is appealing to you to donate £4 to achieve one last benefit/relief.
What your donation can achieve –
The above relief figures/maths summarise what £4 can achieve. However, by expanding a bit we can anticipate the following use and impacts.
£4 to All Kinds of Gifts for All Types of Poor in Africa, can help to buy mosquito nets and anti-malaria drugs as well as combat other tropical diseases
£4 to Distress-free Summertime in Africa, can help Poor Children, Young People and Families; to run summer training activities of afforestation skills and cover the costs of farming tools (such as hoes, wheel barrows, rakes, spades and shovels, picks, axes etc.)
£4 to Networking and Protection can help to raise awareness and call to action against the forces of exploitation and destruction of children
£4 to Young Carer of Development can help to pay for the educational costs of poor children who become premature young caregivers and labourers so that they can return to universal and primary education
£4 to ELCLASSICO International can help to run a grass roots campaign of sensitisation about air pollution while supporting child development through sporting activities.
To realise a total of 5 lasting benefits, it requires a donation of £20.
• The beneficiaries
This 2019 Summer humanitarian appeal will benefit#Poor Children, #Young People and #Families with critical or severe level of poverty in the climate changing era. When supporting CYPFs you are not only financially supporting them but their lives will be transformed as they get help to help themselves.
You are giving them a choice or a possibility to choose.
The current appeal and above projects (the Humanitarian Relief Appeal Projects) are part CENFACS Summer Programme of Work and Strategy for working together with local CYPFs to relieve poverty amongst them during the summertime and beyond in Africa –
To smooth the process of supporting these projects, CENFACS is ready to post to you and or to any other potential supporters their details for consideration to support. Likewise, CENFACS is ready to talk to you/potential funders about them if wanting us to do so.
Thank you in anticipation for your willingness to give a choice to poor CYPFs.
To donate and or support differently, please contact CENFACS.
THIS SUMMER CAMPAIGN ENDS by the end of SUMMER 2019.
However, CENFACS will accept any support given beyond the duration of this campaign.
We look forward to you to your help for the poor children, young people and families in a climate changing era in Africa.
Thank you again for your generosity!
You can help by
● Sending a one-off voluntary giving
● Sending a yearly contribution to CENFACS
● Providing a legacy or donation
● Sponsoring a particular project, need, cause or programme
● Promoting particular events or publications or even activities
You can as well support with No Direct Cash Donations
Those who would like to support CENFACS by using other means than directly giving cash, they can consider the following.
Give unwanted goods and items to CENFACS charity e-store (details about this way of supporting are given below)
Sign up for a Gift Aid declaration
Nominate CENFACS for a donation at charity fundraising and donation events
Select CENFACS as your preferred charity for donation from advertising revenue
Choose CENFACS as a donation recipient of some of the profits raised from online shopping
Donate your unwanted and unused points and cashback to CENFACS as your chosen charity from your loyalty shopping rewards or good cause gift cards
Name CENFACS as your favourite deserving cause from click online option “donate cashback to charities”
Donate any unwanted excess points of your loyalty card from apps
The above is just the few examples of helping that one can think of to support CENFACS without they have to directly give cash.
Supporting by Donating Unwanted Goods and Products for CENFACS Charity e-Store ▼
You can donate unwanted and unneeded light and easily movable goods and products to CENFACS’ Charity eStore to support good and deserving causes of poverty reduction.
After donating products or goods, these will be converted into cash to support good causes or our work. The cash converted can also be used to support CENFACS‘ work.
When thinking of donation, please ensure that your donation does not bear high costs for us to handle, otherwise the impact you want to create through your giving will be reduced or nullified.
Items to donate include:
Mobile phones, IT accessories, laptops, digital and communication devises, art and design objects, children gadgets and toys, and miscellaneous.
Notes for goods and products donors (Products Acceptance Policy):
- We do not take electrical equipment and devises
- Items donated need to be functioning, not requiring fixing, repair or testing prior to use
- Products given must have environmentally-friendly contents and be sustainable
- We do not accept heavy items such as books, metals and a heavy bag of clothing
- We do not take items requiring large storage capacity as we are not a profit making organisation
- We do not refund or give back the products donated as we expect products givers or donors to act in good faith and in the interest of poverty alleviation
- We do not take stolen properties or items in dispute
- We can arrange for collection if you live locally
Help us to convert your unwanted goods or products into cash to help reduce poverty.
To donate or enquire about your products donation, please contact CENFACS.
Thank you for your support!