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.
Aug 14, 2014

Plans are under way for our next three kindergartens

A Village Planning Committee
A Village Planning Committee

Following the success of our first kindergarten in Abu Nahla, the State Ministry of Health has now given agreement to Kids for Kids for our next three.  There are 70 Kids for Kids villages and we very much hope that in the future, there will be one in each village.  In Abu Nahla, where 151 children are already learning and playing together - with toys for the first time! - the results are being felt throughout the community.  They are proud of their school and this additional project has added to the already cohesive community spirit that our projects bring.  They can see a new future for their children which gives them new hope.

The next Kindergarten will be sponsored by our newest Patron, Joanna Lumley.  It will be situated in Azagarfa, a remote village whose mothers have begged us to help.  They know the importance of early learning.  It is vital to children.  Those that start education later really struggle.  The inspiration for Kids for Kids was Ibrahim.  The Founder of Kids for Kids first met him when he was 9 years old.  His village, Um Ga'al, was the first to receive help and although he was able to go to school because of the help that Kids for Kids gave his community, because he started so late he is finding it hard to finish secondary school.  But he will, he is now 22 and as determined as ever to learn his way out of poverty and go to university!  In fact, all of the children in his village were able to go to school, this would not have been possible without our help.  This stresses the importance of a kindergarten education - the earlier we can help these children, the better. Our second kindergarten will open in Ibrahim's village. 

The third kindergarten is planned for Abu Digeise.   As with our first school, the whole community will be involved in the planning and building of the school.  Our fundraising is vital so that these schools become a reality as quickly as possible.  The community will form a committee and plan how best to use their collective skills.  In Abu Nahla, the home of our first kindergarten, you will remember that they even made their own bricks.   The best practise from Abu Nahla will be replicated in the three new schools.

Thank you for supporting this life changing project.  

Jul 16, 2014

Violence is increasing and children are suffering

A little boy waits for his next meal
A little boy waits for his next meal

Violence in Darfur is escalating. It is heartbreaking to think that more villages have been torched this year, than ever before, yet the world is silent, but this is not the worst problem the people of Darfur have to face.  Children are starving in the villages but no one is helping.  We simply have to do  everything possible to prevent people from forgetting Darfur.  There are so many other regions in the world who face tragedy but something Kids for Kids can say with certainty is that the help the you are enabling us to give to children in remote villages really is helping us to transform their lives.

Last year there were eighteen villages on our shortlist, when we were having to decide which five we would be able to adopt in 2014.  Of course we wished it had been all of them because each village leader reported children dying from starvation or malaria in 2013.  Although we could not adopt all eighteen, we have just completed delivery of mosquito nets to all of them, in time to combat the onslaught of mosquitoes with the coming rains. 

It is these simple grassroots preventive measures that are the key to so much of what we do.  Next month for example, paravets and first aid workers will start their training.  The result will be small health problems, in both animals and humans, prevented in many cases from becoming more serious. Anything we can do to help people so far away from assistance makes a difference.   Our goats continue to transform the lives of children and their families. 

Thank you for remembering Darfur. 

Jul 7, 2014

People are starving and praying for early rain

Deprivation hits children hard
Deprivation hits children hard

Our news channels have been showing reports of conditions in South Sudan yet the world remains silent on Darfur. The tragedy is that in the absence of virtually all Aid Agencies and their publicity machines, plus the impossibility of any journalist visiting, the news of Darfur is just not getting out. People are reporting famine in South Sudan yet ignored UNICEF’s warning that 80,000 children are already severely malnourished in Darfur. Without medical help, they will die and the chance of a new harvest is not for many months so this is just the beginning. That is why your support of this project means so much. 

Patricia Parker, Founder of Kids for Kids recently commented, "Years of neglect and violence, the creation of South Sudan, and the devaluation of the Sudanese Pound, have combined to cause soaring inflation and desperate poverty. in Darfur.  Families cannot afford to feed their children.   Many have one scant meal a day” said Patricia. “The average annual income has dropped well below the cost of living and families are struggling, out of sight, away from the media spotlight."  However you are showing that there is a way to help.  Our goat loans and simple things like mosquito nets, first aid workers, donkeys, lift families out of poverty and give them a chance.

In 2013, with your help, we provided 1,048 blankets and mosquito nets to families in desperate need.  This year, although we could only commit to adopting five villages out of a shortlist of eighteen, we have committed to providing mosquito nets and blankets to all on the shortlist so that they will at least have some protection against the harsh desert conditions. 

Thank you for remembering Darfur.

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