New partnership with Rafiki Thabo Foundation
ACACIA UK is now working in partnership with another Oxfordshire-based charity called Rafiki Thabo Foundation. Since our foundation as Action for People in Conflict in 1995, we have gone through many changes, not least in our name. Over the years, we have worked in many countries with hundreds of vulnerable children. Thousands of people have supported us as volunteers, donors or customers. Millions of pounds have been raised. Throughout, every new direction has been driven by one aim: to raise as much money as possible and to use that money most effectively to help children in desperately poor circumstances in Sub Saharan Africa.
In 2017, the ACACIA trustees decided to seek another like-minded small charity with which to partner in order to combine forces to cut costs and increase the reach of our work overseas. Rafiki Thabo Foundation support various education projects in Kenya, Lesotho and Uganda. They provide scholarships to bright children living in poverty and have plans to expand their work to include children with disabilities. By combining ACACIA UK’s income streams from shops and donors and our expertise in disability with Rafiki Thabo’s broader geographical reach and well-established local committees of volunteer workers, we will be able to help more children in need. And by sharing administration and office costs, we will reduce overheads, leaving more money to be spent where it is needed.
We are very excited by this new partnership. Rafiki Thabo is a dynamic and fast-growing organisation and together we will achieve great things. If you would like to find out more about them please visit their website.