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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 asking you to support this Autumn  2018 Appeal: 

SUPPORTING POOR PEOPLE, FLORA, FAUNA AND ORGANISATIONS IN AFRICA by MAKING DATA CHANGE THEIR LIVES.

THE DATA THAT MAKE THE NEED

The data (words and numbers) that tell us there is a need to support are given in the following examples and work from a number of multilateral agencies (such as the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, United Nations Children’s Fund and World Health Organisation) working on poverty matters.

The World Bank Group (1) argues that “In Sub-Saharan Africa, poor rural girls are seven times less likely than non poor urban boys to complete school; less than 1 in 20 of these girls is on track to complete secondary school” (p.62)

(1) World Bank Group, World Development Report, Learning To Realize Education Promise, 2018, Washington, DC, USA

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (2) points out that “Of an estimated 250 million people in or around tropical forests and savannahs living below the extreme poverty line, 63 percent are in Africa” (p.11)

(2) FAO 2018, the State of the World’s Forests 2018 – Forest Pathways to Sustainable Development, Rome, Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (3) quotes the UN DESA (United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs) which argued in 2014 that “Some 90 percent of children in Sub-Saharan Africa attend primary schools that lack electricity and thus electric lights, refrigerators, fans, computers and printers”

(3) United Nations Conference on Trade and Development: The Least Developed Countries Report 2017 – Transformational energy access. (www.unctad.org)

In a joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene, the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation (4) reveal that “Nearly half of schools in Sub-Saharan Africa had no drinking water service in 2016 (p.5)… A third of schools in Sub-Saharan Africa had no sanitation service in 2016 (p.6)…  Coverage of basic hygiene services in schools was below 50% in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2016 (p.7)”.

(4) WHO/UNICEF, Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools: Global baseline report 2018.

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.   There is a need out there that deservingly requires support that the locals are requesting.

THE REQUEST

The beneficiaries of the above projects are local poor people, flora and fauna under threat as well as  Africa-based Organisations with whom we are working together to help alleviate the following types of poverty and hardships linked to the following

  • Poor or lack of basic infrastructures (such as safe drinking water collection points, medical and health centres, toilettes and washing essentials, places to get training and basic education, online necessary equipment etc.) to secure safe drinking water, to educate children, to sanitize health and access primary health care.
  • Lack of animal protection and care, threats to extinction or killings, trafficking and poaching of endangered animals (such as the elephants, gorillas, rhinoceros etc.)
  • Wildlife crime through illegal harvest of and trade in wildlife and forest products as well as derived products
  • Income poverty and dehumanising treatment afflicted to poor cross border traders, particularly female traders
  • Economic injustice through the lack of access to a bank account and insurance policy because of the lack of income and opportunities to move out of the vicious circle of deprivations
  • Lack of income and or enough earnings by poor families to send back to school their children after Summer and other times of the year, as the cost of education entirely falls on them.

THE PROJECTS

Five projects to help reduce poverty and meet the needs of the local people, animals and organisations this Autumn and beyond

  • TRIACONTADI project (Project 32): TRIACONTADI stands for Together for Renewal of Infrastructures in Africa to Create Opportunities and Needed Transformations for Alternative Development Intergeneration. It is an infrastructure project that aims at reducing poverty and hardships by working together with local people to build basic infrastructures; infrastructures sometimes destroyed by armed conflicts and environmental disasters or just they did not exist or even become obsolete after many decades of economic regression.
  • Save Flora and Fauna projects are a wildlife preservation, conservation and protection initiative to save animal species (like elephants, gorillas, rhinoceros etc.) from danger of exploitation and killings while aiming at reducing poverty in Africa.  It is also about saving tree species and derived products from plants.
  • Cross Border Poor and Markets (People and markets project) – an initiative seeking to help in-work cross-border poor caught in the fragmented markets and cross-border conflicts in Africa. This project is an extension of Rebuilding Africa project, which is a support project to the victims of war and natural disasters in Africa to rebuild their destroyed lives, livelihoods and infrastructures.  
  • Righters of financial deprivations (Righters’ project) is a project to help the victims of financial deprivation and unfairness in Africa. Amongst the planned outcomes of this project is for the righters to help poor local people to open up a bank or saving account, acquire insurance policy and buy financial products or services.
  • Hardship After Summer Holidays (Educational hardship project) – an educational support to poor children and families facing poverty barriers to send their children back to schools, to cope with the cost of education and to find income earning paths and life-sustaining opportunities to survive.

Note: Further details about the above projects are available on request from CENFACS

THE BENEFICIARIES

This Autumn 2018 humanitarian appeal will help 

  • The virtual beneficiaries made of African organisations based in Africa
  • The real and end beneficiaries who are poor people (amongst them children) and endangered wildlife species.

THE ASKING AMOUNTS

CENFACS is appealing to you to donate £1 or more as you wish to achieve one last benefit/relief.

5 projects to donate £1 or more or more as you wish per project

If you donate £1 or more towards, we can anticipate the following use and relief impacts that these amounts can help

to implement TRIACONTADI project by

  • buying computer equipment for training and electricity to apply modern learning technologies to educational curricula 
  • building workshop halls and or hiring spaces for digital and IT training and gaining access to online teaching and training courses

to deliver Save Flora and Fauna projects by

  • running wildlife protection awareness campaign to address illicit trafficking in wildlife and  to keep advocacy on wild animals’ and plants’ rights and welfare
  • buying or developing software or apps on protection and care of wildlife species in Africa

to execute Poor People and Markets project by

  • running cross border workshops on the integration of trade and peace building to protect cross border workers and traders, especially women traders
  • reducing defragmentation between African poor’s people markets and increasing cross border trades to alleviate poverty

to make Righters project becomes a reality in

  • helping African voluntary organisations to access climate finance and help poor people to open up a mobile money account, bank or saving account as well as buy an insurance policy and financial products they need
  • supporting African voluntary organisations to advocate for poor people to have a democratic say in the distribution of their national income

to make Educational Hardship project realises needy children’s dreams by 

  • setting up income-generating activities with poor families to meet the cost of sending back to and maintaining their children at schools
  • purchasing school books and materials through African voluntary organisations to help educationally needy children

To realise a total of 5 lasting benefits, it may require a donation of £10 to £20 or even more.

To smooth the process of supporting these projects, CENFACS is ready to post to you and or to any other potential supporters projects proposals or an information pack about them for consideration to support.  Likewise, CENFACS is ready to talk to you/potential funders about them if wanting us to do so.

To donate, gift aid and or support differently, please contact CENFACS.  You can donate over phone, via email, text and by filling the contact form on this site.  On receipt of your intent to donate or donation, CENFACS will contact you.  However, should you wish your support to remain anonymous; we will respect your wish.

Thank you in anticipation for your willingness to give and make data change life of poor people, organisations and wild species.

 

Howthree you can further support CENFACS

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):

  1. We do not take electrical equipment and devises
  2. Items donated need to be functioning, not requiring fixing, repair or testing prior to use
  3. Products given must have environmentally-friendly contents and be sustainable
  4. We do not accept heavy items such as books, metals and a heavy bag of clothing
  5. We do not take items requiring large storage capacity as we are not a profit making organisation
  6. 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
  7. We do not take stolen properties or items in dispute
  8. 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 enquiry about your products donation, please contact CENFACS.

Thank you for your support!

 

Choosing the Beneficiaries of your Support

You can choose or indicate

The type of beneficiaries of your contribution
The project or country where your support has to be allocated
To help CENFACS’ running costs
To leave to CENFACS the choice (freedom) to decide on the best possible use of your support
To delegate your responsibility to CENFACS to execute your wishes

Reporting on your support

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As a result of your giving, you can ask us to send you

Either the report or a summary of change that your support has brought to beneficiary people.

Either the report on the project or area or even country that you have supported

Either the report on CENFACS’ works and activities

MAKING A DONATION TO CENFACS IS NOT ONLY ABOUT THE TRANSFER OF MONEY.  IT IS FIRST AND FOREMOST THE SHARING AND DEVELOPMENT OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

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Through donation in cheques, postal orders, vouchers, online and paper free payments made payable to CENFACS

CENFACS offers straightforward and easy ways for individuals and organisations to help projects and project beneficiaries. Donations can be made directly to CENFACS Fund for Poverty Relief and Development or CENFACS grant making programme or even indirectly to help with CENFACS‘ running costs in order to deliver its programmes.

Making a donation to CENFACS is not only about the transfer of money. It is first and foremost the sharing and development of knowledge and skills. Through our Development Programmes, we work in strategic partnership with Africa-based organisations through a participative and bottom-up approach to set up and develop sustainable initiatives. Our African project partners initiate projects and CENFACS help them to plan, execute, control and close the project in the most successful way. CENFACS also helps them to develop a viable, accountable way to helping them to help themselves in building their capacity, particularly in the ever changing development landscape as it deems the case now with the 2030 Agenda and Global Goals for Sustainable Development, the new International Climate Change Agreement and the African Union Agenda 2063.

Other ways of supporting us include: Legacies, gifts, sponsorship, premises, web advertising, direct marketing, events, training, digital technologies, public relations and social media (communications).
It is in this way your support can make a world of helpful differences.

Volunteering at CENFACS

<> About CENFACS Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering at CENFACS is about giving the opportunity to volunteers to acquire direct exposure to CENFACS’ work and/or to compliment development-oriented learning with practical experience for those who are planning to take up a career or to further their practice in international development. We review our volunteer opportunities every quarter. To find out and/or discuss what opportunity is available, please contact All in Development at CENFACS and read/check our BLOG page every quarter. When contacting us,
Either you could let us know the role or kind of work you would like to carry out
Or we can explore together areas of work or role which may be suitable for you
Or even we could simply tell you what voluntary position is available

<> Applying to become a CENFACS Volunteer

To apply for a voluntary position you need to send us your Curriculum Vitae (plus a covering note/letter) and or to complete the following online form and submit to CENFACS

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Type of voluntary work applying for

Brief description of your voluntary interest