Discover. Understand. Help.

Lending a helping hand is mutually beneficial.
We teach and learn together in Africa!

Discover. Understand. Help.

Lending a helping hand is mutually beneficial.
We teach and learn together in Africa!

What we do

We currently operate in Mali and Rwanda, helping children access decent primary education.
Before any work is done, we get to know local communities and the unique challenges they face. We work together with representatives to develop solutions that are participatory and place-based. As a sponsor, you help a child access education, build a school with us, or participate in one of our community development projects. Help us make a difference!

"As we help others, we explore another world and find out what we have in common."

"As we help others, we explore another world and find out what we have in common."

Our work

Sponsor a Child! Program

Children in many parts of Africa only go to school at all if they can afford tuition, which is why many children drop out or never go to school. The very point of the program is not to give money, but to provide learning opportunities to children in need, giving them a chance to emerge from their disadvantaged environment. We are currently working in Mali and Rwanda.

Other programs in Africa

Schools in Africa often face serious problems in part because of poor infrastructure and overcrowded classes. Our work includes helping our partner schools build new classrooms, create computer rooms, set up a washroom and procure teaching and sports equipment. We also promote the adoption of new technologies and the modernization of the curriculum. By supporting us, you can contribute to the implementation of these programs.

Other programs in Africa

Schools in Africa often face serious problems in part because of poor infrastructure and overcrowded classes. Our work includes helping our partner schools build new classrooms, create computer rooms, set up a washroom and procure teaching and sports equipment. We also promote the adoption of new technologies and the modernization of the curriculum. By supporting us, you can contribute to the implementation of these programs.

Programs in Hungary

Lectures, festivals, round table talks. As enthusiasts of Africa in Hungary, we are always happy to talk about this continent to people of all ages. We regularly organize awareness-raising lectures and workshops in primary and secondary schools and universities. We also participate in and organize Africa- themed festivals, professional round-table talks and art exhibitions.

Written about us

'One of the most important accomplishments of the Close to Africa Foundation is engaging many patrons to help children who do not have the opportunity to pay for their school fees – though this deserves recognition in itself, the dedication, empathy and deep human love with which it is carried out deserves our special respect and admiration.'

Irene

'The Close to Africa Foundation's team does not know the impossible and has chosen the most effective way to promote social mobility by helping young people to learn. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of this fantastic project and enabling us to support the continuation of talented young persons' schooling!'

Thomas

'It is an honour for me to know and work with the Close to Africa Foundation because I personally know what it is like to live in Africa and I know what it is like to not have access to proper school supplies or even have no access to education at all. Education is the most important thing one can receive. I have received a lot of help in my life and I want to give back as much as I can to the world.'

Rea Milla / Kafiya Mahdi

Our achievements

150 supported children

8 completed projects

Our current projects

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Ösztöndíjasok Maliban

Ösztöndíjasok Maliban

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