KIDS FOR KIDS
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2013
The latest Annual Accounts are now available for you to read on line - and to print - (see right hand column).
Despite continued violence in Darfur, and the increasing isolation of the region as a whole we are very proud that we have not only continued to help the 62 villages we had adopted up to the end of last year, this year we have adopted three more, bringing the total of Kids for Kids assisted villages to 65, some 310,000 people.
The year has seen a worrying increase in urgent need for children living in remote villages. Early in the year the UN warned that children would be starving as the hotter months approached - and still there has been no tangible evidence of support from the international community, despite the Doha Conference when governments committed to supporting sustainable projects.
- In 2012 we reported that the Kids for Kids' key project, our Goat Loan Project, was preventing children from suffering from protein deprivation which seriously damages their development. Our goats'milk is proving to be vital in helping children to survive.
- The Kids for Kids programme team in Darfur, working through the locally registered Kids for Kids Steering Committee, under the Chairmanship of Adam Sebil, a village leader, is continuing to support and train local communities to run the projects. Inflation however has hit us hard and prices for everything has soared, not least for our animal projects where the price of a goat now is over £60.
- Water - we continue to fund new handpumps and to repair others that have failed. We are funding the training of Water Committees who are also trained in the construction of latrines. There are virtually none in any village and our belief is that sanitation and hygiene are key factors in children's health
- Ibrahim, the 9 year old child whose Walk for Water was the inspiration for the charity, walked into our office in June. He is still at school as he only started school at the age of 9 when he met our Founder!
- Our first Kids for Kids Kindergarten starts construction in Abu Nahla. The villagers make the bricks themselves!
- The timely provision of mosquito nets meant that yellow fever, carried by mosquitoes, which swept across Darfur in the worse epidemic in Africa for years, was also prevented in our villages
- Programme Meetings held in UK and Egypt. Because of the difficulties in getting visas to visit Sudan we had to hold our bi annual meetings elsewhere. Despite the difficulties - and expense - we were able to extend our projects and to adopt 3 new villages.
- The Kids for Kids' Project Implementation Manual which captures thelessons of our innovative approach to projects and details the communities participation in ensuring their success, rewritten and translated into Arabic, after Cairo meetingts. It has now been distributed to all 65 villages.
- The continued use of volunteers and sponsorship enables administrative costs to remain low. Our new Volunteer Coordinator is a major help in America.
- The unpredictable rise in inflation which has impacted on our projects badly, plus a continuing slide in the level of donations from individuals, has lead to the Trustees making continengency plans which includes a full year's reserves policy.
- In the light of increasing, and troubling, needs in Darfur, plans are in place to expand our project work even further as funds allow.
New projects plans - to adopt up to 5 new villages in the coming 12 months, to build a second kindergarten in an existing Kids for Kids village, build a new midwife training school in Mellit to give the most remote villages access to midwives. The training of village midwives remains a key priority with funds required to provide 40 new midwives every 14 months. Long term planning continues to be to provide women's literacy programme, and education centres, in all our villages as we believe in empowering women so they can help their own families.
Chairman London Committee
- Graham Griffiths
Chairman Surrey Committee
- Patricia Parker MBE
Honorary Chairman Khartoum Committee
|Kathy Lady Orde
- Hatim Amin Abu Sineina
- Mr. Omer Shumeina
||Al Hadi Al Mahdi
||Salim Abdel Rahman Salim
||Yusra Abdel Rahman Salim
||Afaf Abdel Rahman
||Mohammed Omer Shomeina
Hagir Ibrahim Suleiman
Chairman of Trustees & Founder
Patricia Parker MBE
Vice Admiral (rtd) Charles Style CBE
Report & Accounts 2012 - 2013
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H.E. Mr Al Sadiq Al Mahdi Former Prime Minister of Sudan, President of the Umma Party, Imam of the Ansar
H.E. Dr Ahmed Abdel Rahman Mohammed, Secretary General,
Council of International People's Friendship, Sudan
H.E. Dr Hassan Abdin,
former Ambassador of the Sudan to the Court of St. James'
H.E. Abdullahi Al Azreg Ambassador of the Sudan to the Court of St James'
The Lord Cope of Berkeley PC
Nicholas Kay CMG HM former Ambassador to Sudan
Dame Rosalind Marsden DCMG EU Special Representative to Sudan
Sir William Patey KCMG
former British Ambassador to the Sudan,
The Baroness Rendell of Babergh CBE
H.E. Mr Omer M. A. Siddiq former Ambassador of the Sudan to the Court of St. James'
Alastair Stewart OBE
H.E. Peter Tibber, Ambassador to Sudan