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Metro Kids Africa


Metro Kids Africa is a non-profit organization that seeks to serve children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, “Helping Children Create a Better Future”. Metro Kids Africa is currently working in South Africa and Uganda with the central office being based in Cape Town, South Africa. Thousands of children are served weekly through Sidewalk after-school programmes, child sponsorship, home visits, compassionate care, school programmes, camps and teenage mentorship programmes. Metro Kids Africa is founded on Christian principles and believes that a relationship with Jesus Christ will bring long-lasting life change.

 

You can become part of Metro Kids Africa. Join our child sponsorship programme, sign up for our newsletter, come as a volunteer or visit a programme if you are on holiday in Cape Town or Uganda. We love to have people share our heart for the children of Africa.

 

 

What we do

Our goal is to "Help Children Create a Better Future"


Children's Programmes



Children's Programmes



Leadership Development Programme

 


Leadership Development Programme

 



Camps



Camps



Compassionate Care



Compassionate Care


Countries we are working in:


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South Africa

  • Population: 56.72 million
  • Languages: 11 official languages, some of which are English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu. 
  • Life expectancy: men 53, women 54. 
  • Child mortality under 5: 34 (per 1000 births)
  • Inequality: Highest inequality between rich and poor.
  • Murder rate: 2018 - 2019 there were 21 022 murders committed. This is an average of 58 murders a day.
  • Nyanga, an area of Cape Town, where Metro Kids Africa has several programmes has consistently been the “murder capital “ of South Africa for the last few years.
  • Sexual offences: 2018 - 2019, 52 420 recordered sexual offences.
  • SA ranks first for the country with the most sexual violence with the horrendous estimation that 1 in 4 girls will be sexually assaulted by the age of 18.



As a comparison, a few figures from UK

  • Population: 62.8 million
  • Life expectancy: men 78, women 82.
  • Child mortality under 5: 4 (per 1000 births)
  • Murder rate: 2018 - 2019 there was 701 murders committed. This is under 2 per day. 


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Uganda

  • Population: 42.6 million
  • Languages: English and Swahili. 
  • Life expectancy: male 60, female 65. 
  • Child mortality under 5: 46 (per 1000 births)
  • Capital: Kampala. 
  • Average age: 15.9. Uganda has one of the worlds youngest populations. 48% of the population is between the ages 0-14. 21% of the population is between 15-24. 
  • Refugees: It is the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa.

 



Get involved

Become a part of Metro Kids Africa and you can impact a child's life for good.


Visit




Visit

Volunteer




Volunteer

Child Sponsorship



Child Sponsorship


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Countries we are working in




Children we reach each week




Children Sponsored

 




Staff

 

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