We live in a world endowed with resources; in fact each one of us is like a seed planted into the ground. Depending on how the seed is nurtured, the outcome can be joy, happiness and well being for all, or poverty, strife and injustice.
In each one of us, there is a sense of goodness towards the world, add on to that the vast pool of resources and skills, and you get a great potential for social transformation.
We believe that with the right capacities, individuals, groups and communities can find lasting solutions to poverty, and it is our responsibility to guide and support such processes.
“Our role is to give a hand, to train and to create linkages. We work with people to translate ideas, whether small or grand, whether local or global in reach, into life changing initiatives. We want to inspire and let ourselves be inspired”. We are the AFRICAN CENTRE FOR VOLUNTEERS.
We work from the point of conviction that everyone’s social, economic, and civil rights must be fulfilled to make the world a better place.To contribute to this, we work at the grass roots - with the people and at national and global level through capacity building and advocacy.
We employ three main strategies in achieving our mission:
- Strengthen capacities of local civil society organizations and governments to provide essential services to the vulnerable through capacity building and placement of skilled volunteers.
- Fund raise to support Health, Education, Food security, and Governance programs at community level.
- Humanitarian response to hunger and other emergency situations
Our interventions are developed through a consultative process with our partners to understand the specific context, and identify opportunities for improvement. Volunteers are recruited to support local organizations to directly implement projects or to advocate for policy change and implementation in our programmatic areas.