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The Africa Scout Foundation has officially launched its Junior Membership at the 17th Africa Scout Conference, with a pioneer team of 18 young donors. The young people drawn from across Africa and beyond have also been appointed y The Africa Scout Foundation has officially launched its Junior Membership at the 17th Africa Scout Conference, with a pioneer team of 18 young donors. The young people drawn from across Africa and beyond have also been appointed young ambassadors of the Foundation to help promote it among their peers...
The Africa Scout Region in conjunction with the Africa Scout Foundation have launched the #BelieveInScouts Campaign to create more awareness about the work of Scouts in Africa and mobilize supporters to join the Foundation and contribute to ensuring a future for Scouting in Africa.
In a bid to tap into the growing interest by young people to be contributors to the Africa Scout Foundation, we are pleased to introduce the Junior Membership Category. A member can upgrade their membership at any time within the Junior category by topping up their contribution to the next or the preferred category. A Junior Member could also upgrade to the senior membership categories by topping up the required amounts.
We are pleased to share with you report of the activities of the Africa Scout Foundation for the period between August 2015 to August 2017. Also included is a list of members in each category. We thank all those who have continually walked with us towards this path of contributing towards the development and sustainability of Scouting in Africa. We recognize and appreciate all members of the Foundation for their selfless contributions over the years. We also thank our notable partners including the World Scout Foundation and World Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre and National Scout Organizations among others.
Speaking at the All Africa Scout Day Celebrations in Arusha, Tanzania the Chairperson of the Africa Scout Foundation Board, Prof. Dr. Maggie Kigozi, thanked them for their sparing their resources to support Scouting.
Our role as Africa Scout Foundation is to raise funds for our region to support the Africa Regional Office, National Scout Organizations and individual scouts. ASF was set up in 1995. Our friends from diverse countries donated. As Africa is rising and the middle class is growing and poverty is reducing - we have to begin as Africa to support our own Scouting activities.
The Africa Scout Foundation Report for the three year period from 2012 to 2015. The report has been compiled in both English and French. We welcome all those who wish to join and contribute to the foundation to get in touch with us for more details so that together we can contribute towards "ensuring a future for Scouting in Africa."
The Africa Scout Foundation was established in 1995 to provide Africa Scout Region with financial support needed for the growth and development of Scouting. Its mission is to promote the growth of Scouting and support more young people in Africa to gain knowledge, develop skills and attitudes through quality educational programmes towards creating a better world by continuous accumulation of capital fund.
World Scouting has honoured 11 Scouts with the prestigious Messengers of Peace Heroes Award at a ceremony at United Nations headquarters, in recognition of their efforts to improve their communities, further peace and build a better world. The 11 – five women and six men – received their awards at UN Headquarters in New York where they were part of a special Scout delegation marking International Peace Day. Each spoke briefly about their project and its impact before the ceremony.
The Rwanda Scouts Association is concerned with the increased number of teen pregnancies in Rwanda. In the nine and twelve years basic education schools, the cases of teen pregnancies are high. In the Western province alone, more than 2000 teens have been recorded to have become pregnant in the past two months.
Zambia is in need of more blood in its banks, due to a recent rise in mortality rates for women losing their lives within 24 hours of giving birth. Zambia is constructing more hospitals in hopes of meeting the 'Health for all WHO program' which encompasses quality access to all. Blood banks are always low due to a high number of people suffering from hemorraging!! Do you want to save lives.
When Hurricane Matthew pummelled Haiti in October 2016, leaving more than 500 people dead and some 175,000 people in emergency shelters, Benjamin Antoine was at home in the country’s capital Port-au-Prince. The region around the town of Jérémie further to the east was thought to be worst-affected, but phone lines were down, and roads destroyed. Antoine, who had joined the Movement as a Cub in the 1990s and now had special training in satellite communications, immediately offered to help.
Africa is already the world's hottest continent, and as the earth warms it's at risk from more severe droughts, floods and storms. We can't move to another planet, but we can live in a more sustainable way. Watch this short film to find out why young people in 23 countries in Africa will #Connect2Earth this Earth Hour.a
More than 1,300 Scout, young people and adults, from 26 countries in Africa and beyond gathered at the City Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe to celebrate the Africa Scout Day. This year's celebration was held under the theme of "Uniting young people through Scouting."
On the 10th of January 2018, the World Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre handed over a classroom, 10 desks and over 50 text books to Jans Amboseli Academy, a small Maasai community school in Loitokitok, Kenya. This was in fulfillment of a commitment made by the office and the staff during their visit to the school while on a retreat in the area last September.
Emerald Hill Children’s Home is a home for orphaned and other vulnerable children. Since 1914, the Roman-Catholic Dominican Sisters have provided shelter for children in need. Today, the home cares for the physical and spiritual well-being of about 90 children aged 3 to 20. The children come from a variety of difficult backgrounds, many of them having been abandoned by their parents or having gone through traumatic experiences of neglect, emotional and physical abuse, including sexual abuse. Apart from providing food and shelter, Emerald Hill actively focuses on the emotional healing of its children through Christian spirituality in daily life, the engagement of social workers and counsellors, and a number of other creative offers.
A BackStage Story by the Scout Donation Platform Safidy is a young man tackling one of Madagascar’s biggest taboos – menstrual hygiene.It hasn’t been easy for him to talk about the subject openly, especially as the young Scout is breaking a taboo by providing menstrual hygiene kits and training to the young girls and women of the island off the coast of eastern Africa.In this month’s BackStage Story, Safidy tells us about his journey, the obstacles he has faced and his plans for his Scout Funding campaign.
The Board of the Africa Scout Foundation invites individual Scouts, Scouts Leaders, Former Scouts, National Scout Organizations, Friends of Scouting in government or in business across the continent of Africa to become members of the Foundation and contribute to its flagship projects. This invitation is also extended to government agencies, non governmental organizations and private businesses who can join under corporate membership.
Funds raised from members go towards supporting the growth and development of Scouting in the Africa Region through various projects. The Foundation has identified two flagship projects which it intends to support; World Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre premise and the Nyeri International Scout Centre.
The project involves the construction of a multi-use office block for the World Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre. The office will be built at Rowallan National Scout Camp in Nairobi where the Government of the Republic of Kenya and Kenya Scouts Association have graciously allocated 2 acres of land to the Bureau. Once completed, the office block will contribute to the financial sustainability of the region as part of it will be leased out as offices and other income earned from the hiring out of training facilities and guest house accommodation.
About 150 kilometres from Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya stands PAXTU, the last residence of the founder of Scouting, Lord Baden Powell. Towards the sunset of his fulfilled life, The Chief Scout of the World had chosen to retire at the foot of Mount Kenya, in the area of the Central Highlands region in Nyeri. It is also here that he and his wife, Lady Olave Powell, Chief Guide of the World, chose to be buried.At long last, the Government of Kenya has allocated a 2.02 hectare piece of land for the establishment of the Nyeri International Scout Centre.