How we are run

We Empower Communities to make Decisions & run Sustainable Projects themselves

Fundraising Internationally from the UK

KIDS FOR KIDS was launched in Khartoum, Sudan on 8th March 2001 by Patricia Parker OBE with the aim to raise as many funds as possible to change the lives of the forgotten children in Darfur.

We are lucky to have a fabulous Board of Trustees who oversee the smooth running of Kids for Kids:

Chairman of Trustees & Founder: Patricia Parker OBE

Trustees: Alastair King-Smith, Dante Campailla, Liz Sutton, Patrick Doyle, Khalid Mekki, Karen Jankel and Lee Traxon

We also have a small admin team in the UK to ensure our supporters are involved and informed and our varied program of fundraising events are successful!

Our wonderful network of volunteers and Patrons from all over the UK – and the world – help spread the word about our Sustainable Projects and ensure as many funds raised as possible reach the forgotten children of Darfur.

Changing Lives in Darfur

Since 2012 we have our own office in El Fasher, the regional capital, where our Programme Manager and Project Officer – both Darfurians – work directly with villagers to make sure everything goes where it is intended. 

They are in daily contact with Patricia Parker via email and Skype.  

Patricia and Alastair King-Smith (Trustee) aim to visit Darfur and Khartoum at least twice a year, despite ongoing insecurity in the region, which has resulted in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advising against all travel to Darfur. 

Patricia and Alastair sit with the villagers to hear about their lives, hear about the projects they are keen to introduce in future and ensure that training takes place for successful sustainable development.

We look after your Donations so they make the Biggest Difference

Our database is key to ensuring that everything we provide goes to those in need. It contains the names and details of every beneficiary. 

Funds are only allocated once approved by Patricia and on the production of a minimum of three competitive quotations. Receipts and invoices are scanned and sent to the UK via the internet.  

There is a dedicated team of volunteers in Darfur made up of village leaders who have formed the Kids for Kids Steering Committee, which is registered by the Humanitarian Aid Commission in El Fasher, which implements the projects and ensures the accountability of each community.  

It is this detail which makes the difference and ensures that funds not only do not go astray, but that the projects they are intended to provide are long lasting. 

The result is that Adam Sebil, village leader in Azargarfa said with confidence  “There is no malnutrition in Azargarfa”.

People do not ask us for help” explains Patricia “they don’t want to disappoint us if we cannot help them. What I do is ask them about their lives and help them identify ways which will enable them to improve their own lives. I do not believe in charity, but I do believe in helping families help themselves”.

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