Kids for Kids

KIDS FOR KIDS aims to help children living in remote villages in Darfur, Sudan who live lives of inexcusable hardship and to give them the chance of a better life. We seek to enable families to stay in their villages in the midst of the conflict by helping to improve their lives and livelihoods and lifting them out of poverty. Our long-term aim is to give Darfur a chance by sustaining villages as vibrant institutions - without this people living in the camps will have nothing to return to once peace is restored.
Jan 7, 2015

The gift of hope for starving families in Darfur

Planting Trees - for shade and food
Planting Trees - for shade and food

The gift of hope for starving families in Darfur

This Christmas we have had a lot to be thankful for, but in Darfur children face a very different future.  Starvation is a real threat and village leaders report children malnourished in every village.  Thankfully, not in Kids for Kids' villages, thanks to your generosity.  We are now supporting 70 remote communities in Darfur where mothers know they can rely on the milk from our goats for their children.  Because of your support we were able to adopt five villages this year, and we are determined to adopt at least five more in 2015.   You can see from the photos here that the grassroots projects you are supporting are transforming lives, right now.  

Where we have planted drought resistant trees, these are now giving shade and bearing fruit.  Where you have donated goats, children have essential protein in their diet.  Where you have donated seed, families are able to plant crops. Our donkeys provide the only means of transport across the desert.  There are no roads.  Our first aid workers and village midwives save lives and prevent small problems from becoming catastrophes because there is no health care in any form in villages.  What a difference - desperate families now have hope of a brighter tomorrow - and you made this possible!  

All of these projects are 'a hand up, not a hand out'.  Local people are chosen by their community to receive training and run the projects, so you can be certain that everything you give goes a long, long way.  

Thank you for bringing hope to 70 villages!  Please will you help us to give more children hope in 2015

We can prevent this with your help
We can prevent this with your help

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Dec 16, 2014

The Snowball Effect

A cup of milk a day is a life-changing gift
A cup of milk a day is a life-changing gift

The Snowball Effect 

As the winter weather sets in here in the UK, Darfur is becoming hotter and drier, and your donations of blankets, mosquito nets, goats and donkeys are having an incredible impact out in Darfur.  

The five villages we have adopted this year have now received their goats,mosquito nets and blankets.  A cup of milk a day for a child in Darfur, a blanket to keep them warm at night, a mosquito net - these simple things keep them safe, stave off off malnutrition and stop them from succombing to chest infections.  They are so weak, this literally is the difference between life and death for these little ones.  

And the snowball effect?  We are hearing wonderful reports from villages we adopted in previous years, bearing witness to the wonderful difference these simple things make.  Children here are well enough to go to school, they have the chance to get an education, and some of the children from our earliest projects are even at university now, 9 years since their village was adopted.  Your support for Kids for Kids means hope for a better future, and you are transforming lives.  

We have a long list of villages who are hoping and praying to be chosen as the next village to be adopted by Kids for Kids.  With your generous support we can transform more lives.  Thank you for remembering the people of Darfur this Christmas.

With our warmest Christmas wishes to you from the Kids for Kids Team

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Nov 18, 2014

Approval granted for our next Kindergarten!

Children learn with musical toys
Children learn with musical toys

It is now one year since our first kindergarten opened its doors to 151 children in Abu Nahla, North Darfur.  Children now learn through play and because our handpumps are operational near their village, they no longer have to walk for water and can go to school each day.  Many of these children had never picked up a toy or book before we built their school.

What has been most impressive is the way in which the community have taken ownership of this building.  They helped to build it and it has galvanised their community spirit.  Children who faced a bleak future with little or no education, now have the best start possible in life thanks to your support and the hard work of their parents.

We are now planning our next three kindergartens and have funding for two already.  This week, we received confirmation from the Ministry of Education, in Darfur, that they have agreed to fund the teachers for the next three kindergartens and land has been allocated in each village.   Can you help to support our next school project please?  You can choose to donate, books, bricks or even education for a year!  Thank you for remembering Darfur.

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