FIRST YEAR TARGETS
Complete 100+ community projects
Change 100,000+ children’s lives
Mr Moses Tai – founder of African Development Choices – grew up in Huruma Estate, Eldoret Town, Uasin Gishu County in Kenya and asked why, in the community of 100,000, there has never been a playground for children even though it would cost less than 1% of the annual development expenditure in the county?
The answer: Leaders make poor development decisions without consulting the communities and communities have low expectations of what can be achieved due to lack of precedence so there is lack of effective citizen participation.
AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
“African Development Choices is a start-up non-profit organisation on a mission to safeguard and promote the well-being of communities in Africa, especially children. We do this by fundraising and initiating school and community projects that deliver essential public goods and services such as clean water, hygienic toilets and child-friendly facilities like playgrounds.
What makes us different? Unlike others, our school and community projects go beyond simply delivering public goods and services. They seek to address a root cause of poverty and lack of development in Africa i.e. the poor development choices in management of public funds and resources by local communities and their leaders. These projects are the first step in our innovative three-step approach to transform development choices in Africa.”
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
To safeguard and promote the well-being of African communities…
To transform development choices made in African communities….
Lived experiences shape people’s beliefs, expectations and realities…
Our values form an ethical foundation for our organisation and work…
Our objectives align our work and actions with our vision and mission…
Be a reason for someone’s SMILE
Give today and help improve lives in Africa, especially for children
Find out about our projects and how we are safeguarding and promoting the well-being of children and communities in Africa.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Volunteer with us:
- Raise funds for a project
- Raise awareness about our work
- Volunteer on an overseas project
- Provide professional support to our work
- Collect used clothes, shoes and toys for children