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"We are a small team with big ideas. We are versatile, innovative, and love to face and overcome challenges together as a family and a community."

 

Agnes Baziwe   |   Chief Executive

"I was feeling very lonely, suicidal, the doctors tried with every anti-depression which didn’t work. AAF has helped me be part of a community, it has helped me feel like I am somebody, I disclosed my HIV status to my family…  I feel more confident now."

 

E.M.   |  Service User

Africa Advocacy Foundation (AAF) supports and empowers vulnerable and disadvantaged people. We are a community-led initiative that aims to equip diaspora communities and marginalised people with the tools they need to find better health, safety, prosperity and opportunity to lead fulfilling and happy lives. 

AAF works with communities both in the UK and overseas who are affected by a range of issues including: sexual and reproductive health, violence against women and girls including Female genital mutilation (FGM) and mental health issues. 

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OUR VISION

A free society where individuals can make informed choices, maintain good health, and fulfill their potential without fear or restriction.

 

OUR MISSION

AAF mission is to provide practical, social, training and community support to those who are marginalised, disadvantaged, vulnerable, facing violence, living in poverty and in poor health particularly within black migrant communities primarily in the UK, other parts of Europe and Africa

OUR VALUES

AAF is committed to the following values that underpin our standards and determine how we undertake our activities:

  • CLIENT-CENTERED: We strive at all times to ensure that service users’ satisfaction is at the centre of our work

  • INTEGRITY & TRUST: We are committed to the highest ethical standards in our internal and external relationships at all times

  • EXCELLENCE: We seek to attain the highest quality of service delivery and outcomes for the communities we serve

  • INCLUSIVITY: We promote participation and access to services by all beneficiaries and give a voice to those who are marginalised 

  • TRANSPARENCY: We are open, accountable and responsive to all our stakeholders and service users

  • COLLABORATION: We work in partnership with a variety of organisations to enhance our interagency work and improve our responsiveness to the multifaceted problems with which we concern ourselves

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"AAF's commitment to putting our service users at the centre of our activities builds trust in our services and gives beneficiaries a voice and the ability to influence services."

 

Denis Onyango  |   Programs Director

CURRENT FUNDERS

Comic Relief

The National Lottery Community Fund

City Bridge Trust

Barrow Cadbury Trust

London Community Response Fund- Covid-19

The National Lottery SE/People’s Health Trust

BBC Children in Need

Ministry of Justice (MOPAC)

Lloyds Bank Foundation

Lambeth Council

HIV Prevention England

Trust for London

Deptford Challenge Trust

Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI)

The Henry Smith Charity

Independent Age

Gilead Sciences

The London Community Foundation

Lewisham Council

Merck, Sharpe & Dohme

ViiV Healthcare

The Clothworkers Foundation

Public Health England

Home Office -BSBT

MAC AIDS Fund

PREVIOUS FUNDERS

The Prince of Wales Charitable Trust

Peter Moores Foundation

Home Office

Department for Communities and Local Government

European Social Fund/London Councils

Fields Family Charitable Trust

European Integration Fund

Social Investment Business

Abbvie

Carers Trust

Cabinet Office

The Make a Difference Trust

Give London 

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Big Lottery Fund

Awards for All

Cooperative Membership Foundation

Metropolitan Police

The Make a Difference Trust

Elton John AIDS Foundation

The Monument Trust

Time to Change

The Mrs Smith and Mount Trust

Mercers Charity

Metropolitan Police