Contribute to our 20/20 Anniversary Challenge that will enable Africa Exchange to:
Extend our Vision, Deepen our Impact
As we look toward a future built on the firm foundation of 20 years of impact, we recognize the need to extend our vision toward our hoped-for future. To accomplish this, we need you!
Join our 20x20 Anniversary Challenge. Our goals:
- Raising $100,000 from individuals like you who have generously supported this work that has impacted so many.
- The Africa Exchange board of directors will match your gifts up to $100,000! That makes $200,000!
- We identify organizational/foundation/corporate support to match that $200,000. That makes $400,000!
By 2020 we will be poised to DEEPEN OUR IMPACT among the communities we serve. Here’s how:
- Develop a ‘Trees for Life’ project through our Environmental Impact program for restoration of indigenous forest cover and agroforestry inputs in our areas of operation country-wide, enhancing food security and protecting watershed.
- Establish an endowment that will support indigenous leadership of our programs and operations into the future.
- Expand the ‘Scholars’ project of our Change for Children program, providing fees for select secondary school students and an annual university scholarship.
- Promote formation and training support for Self-help Groups through our Development Initiatives for poverty reduction in partner communities.
- Enhance water and sanitation efforts by focusing on household rainwater harvesting and composting toilets that convert waste to organic fertilizer.
- Nurture relationships with 14 communities through our Kutana program, through service learning and asset-based support of established Integrated Child Development Centers and related projects.
Celebrating 20 Years of Impact
- Construction and establishment of a health clinic, dental unit, vocational training school and farm center in partnership with Baptist Convention of Kenya at Baptist Children's Center
- Establishment, management, training and handover of Kids to Kids informal day center for street children in Nairobi with ACK Christ Church
- Establishment of 6 appropriate off-grid power sources from solar, wind and generator, to build capacity of partner projects
- Income generating projects for sustainability in multiple communities including greenhouses (4), fish ponds (2), apiaries (4), kitchen gardens (6), goat herds (2) and income from water projects (4).
- Establishment of 12 community self-help groups in project locations
- Over 60 facilitated cross-cultural engagement groups with partner organizations including Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond and sister institutions, Passport, Inc., Mercer University and numerous CBF affiliated church partners
- 14 Integrated Child Development Centers (ICDCs) and related units established in 8 provinces of Kenya, working in conjunction with communities to provide teacher training/early childhood education, and bolster local participation, ownership, and involvement.
- Over 1000 preschool children educated and fed daily since 2006, as well as provided with vitamin supplements, deworming, mosquito nets and clean water
- Our ICDC unit successes have unleashed the power of community assets, resulting in the establishment of 5 full primary schools managed entirely by local communities in conjunction with established department of education norms.
- 12 primary school graduates provided with scholarships for secondary education plus 3 full university scholarships in the areas of agriculture, nursing and commerce.
- 5 comprehensive community water projects from wind and solar powered borehole pumps, supplying 50,000 liters of stored water daily plus 180 household water purification units of various types (bio-sand, solar, cartridge).
- 4 suspended bridges constructed over dangerous rivers across Kenya in partnership with BTGA