Welcome to the website of the SOS Africa Children's Charity
Q: How much of the money I donate will go to the SOS Africa Charity children?
A: 100% of your donation - all charity expenses covered by GiftAid/Online Shop.
Q: What will my donation to your African education charity provide?
A: Sponsorship for a child in Africa, funding their complete education and care.
Q: What feedback will fundraisers receive if they sponsor an African child?
A: Our African charity provides sponsors with regular updates, reports, photos and drawings.
The SOS Africa Children's Charity is a small, non-profit, UK registered, predominantly volunteer-run Somerset charity, which funds the education and care of underprivileged African township children (Read: "Why Support SOS Africa?"). Our African education charity is unique because:
"Every penny donated to the SOS Africa Children's Charity
will be invested in the futures of the children we support -
Our Somerset based African charity believes that the only way to break the cycle of poverty which continues to haunt African societies is through the provision of education to Africa’s future generations. You can support african children by agreeing to sponsor a child in Africa, make a donation to SOS Africa or raise funds for a key African charity, such as SOS Africa.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." (Nelson Mandela)
In addition to our pledge, because SOS Africa is smaller than other African charities, we are able to provide a more personal child sponsorship service; if you sponsor an african child through SOS Africa, we will regularly update you with your child's progress by sending you school reports, photo albums, letters etc. It is up to you how much or how little you get involved. You can also view regular updates from our children on The SOS Africa Children's Blog.
- How else can I support the SOS Africa Children's Charity?
If you do not wish to sponsor a child in Africa, there are a number of other ways in which you can get involved including making a one-off or monthly donation to support our African children, fundraising for our African charity, or buying a charity gift voucher from our online African charity shop to help us to continue to support a child from an African township:
Make a Donation - You can make a one-off or monthly donation to support a child in Africa.
Raise Funds for SOS Africa - If organise or participate in a fundraising event for SOS Africa you could Win Two Tickets To South Africa!
Visit our Online African Shop - You can also buy charity gift vouchers, charity Christmas cards, postcards, charity hoodies, calendars and wrist bands from our Online African Charity Shop.
Work / Volunteer for our Charity - View our current charity jobs and volunteering vacancies.
- How can I be kept up-to-date with the latest SOS Africa news and events?
To stay regularly updated with SOS Africa's latest news and charity events you can subscribe to the SOS Africa Newsletter, join SOS Africa's new Facebook Group, follow SOS Africa on Twitter or regularly visit the SOS Africa News and Events section on our African Charity Website.
- How do I get more information on the SOS Africa Children's Charity?
If you have further questions about how to sponsor a child in Africa, current fundraising activities or about other aspects of our African education charity, why not contact our UK charity office in Somerset or visit our 'Frequently Asked Questions' section.
SOS Africa UK Office, 21 High Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5AA, UK firstname.lastname@example.org / 01749 344197 / +447855 355926