The only organisation created to help children struggling to survive in remote villages in Darfur, Sudan.
Kids for Kids
Supporting projects which
are long lasting, self sustaining and community led

KIDS FOR KIDS

The latest Annual Accounts 2013 - 2014 have been approved by the Trustees and have been fully audited by Frith & Co in accordance with our policy of commissioning a full audit, although we are not legally required to do so, to ensure maximum transparency.

The Accounts are available on line,(see right) but if you would like a hardcopy please send an A4 SAE, large stamp, to: Patricia Parker MBE, Chairman, Kids for Kids P O Box 456 Dorking RH4 2WS

 

CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - extract

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2014

It is difficult to plan projects in Darfur, not only because of ongoing violence, but because of our determination to ensure that funds are clearly spent as intended. We are also determined not to put our team at risk in the light of increased violence. This has included, for the first time, four of our own villages being attacked, looted and torched. Many of those who fled took refuge in other of our villages, evidence that they knew they would be in a better position to help them. We have not been able to start work on the midwives training school in Mellit as we had hoped because of the difficulties of negotiating contracts, as I am still unable to get a visa to visit Sudan. Projects of this size will have to
wait until I can go myself to Darfur and discuss the issues with the State Government. However,because we have provided a Midwives Training School in El Fasher we are again seeking funds to enable us to train a further 40 midwives, starting in June 2014.

  • Last year 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. This is becoming even more critical as starvation hits the villages, where outside help is minimal. 18 villages on our short list for us to adopt them, reported many children dying from starvation or malaria; both preventable.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Our first Kids for Kids Kindergarten was completed in Abu Nahla. The villagers made the bricks themselves!
  • Because of conditions in the villages becoming even harder with many people unable to feed themselves, their animals, or to save seed for the next harvest we have been working on Pilot Projects to provide seed for planting, fodder crops and supplementary feed for the 'hungry' months for the animals.
  • Additionally we are also funding an Animal Welfare Project which will provide next year's new beneficiaries with preventive medicines for their goats and donkeys, including worming and parasite control.
  • Programme Meetings held in 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 during the year.
  • The Kids for Kids' Project Implementation Manual which captures the lessons of our innovative approach to projects and details the communities participation in ensuring their success, was again revised and translated into Arabic. This is the working Manual for all the Kids for Kids' communities.
  • The continued use of volunteers and sponsorship enables administrative costs to remain low. Our Volunteer Coordinator in San Francisco is encourging support in America.
  • The unpredictable rise in inflation has impacted on our projects badly, plus there is a continuing slide in the level of donations from individuals. This has lead to the Trustees making contingency plans which includes a full year's reserves policy, plus potential cover in emergency.
  • We received our first legacy which will enable us to support another village in 2014. We now have information for anyone interested in providing a living memorial for themselves or a loved one.
  • 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 four more kindergartens in existing Kids for Kids villages, following the success of our first kindergarten, constructed last year

To train village midwives - a key priority with funds required to provide 40 new midwives every 14 months.

Long term planning continues to be to provide a women's literacy programme, plus education centres in all our villages, as we believe in empowering women so they can help their own families.

 


If you would be interested in volunteering to help Kids for Kids one way is to join our Committees, or to create your own group, however small. please email for further details. It is fun. You will meet like minded people, and you will help us to make a difference!


Chairman London Committee - Graham Griffiths

Members:

Chrissie Patterson Charlotte Sutton Timothy Pettigrew
Dominic Gould Dante Campailla Alastair King-Smith

Simon Lamey

 

 

 

 



Chairman Surrey Committee - Patricia Parker MBE

Members:
Sylvia Ezen
Jane Conway
Kathy Lady Orde
Angela Haeems Brenda Culliford Phyllis O'Shea
Iris Sweet Gerald Culliford Alexandra Coventry
     


Honorary Chairman Khartoum Committee - Hatim Amin Abu Sineina
Honorary Treasurer - Mr. Omer Shumeina

Members:
Siddiq Amin Al Hadi Al Mahdi Salim Abdel Rahman Salim
Kalthoum Barakat Rania Osman Yusra Abdel Rahman Salim
Nassrin Dafallah Afaf Abdel Rahman Mohammed Omer Shomeina

Issra Elk

 

Abeer Hago

Hagir Ibrahim Suleiman

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Chairman of Trustees & Founder
Patricia Parker MBE

Trustees

Dante Campailla

Patrick Doyle
Alastair King-Smith

Vice Admiral (rtd) Charles Style CBE
Elizabeth Owen



 

Annual Accounts & Chairman's Report 2013 - 2014


Honorary Presidents
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

Patrons
H.E. Dr Hassan Abdin,
former Ambassador of the Sudan to the Court of St. James'

H.E. Abdullahi Al Azreg Former Ambassador of the Sudan to the Court of St James'

The Lord Cope of Berkeley PC

Eamonn Holmes

Nicholas Kay CMG HM former Ambassador to Sudan

Miss Joanna Lumley OBE FRGS

Dame Rosalind Marsden DCMG EU Former Ambassador to Sudan and 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



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MAILINGS
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