TANZANIA

Helping street children

Stuart Page (CEO of Enigma Alliance, NapCap and the COG group) strongly believes in the importance of giving back to communities. One of his projects is the Cheka Sana foundation (he is the co-founder) that supports vulnerable and impoverished children in Mwanza, Tanzania, including access to a sports academy.

After visiting the charity in Tanzania in 2015, Stuart says he was ‘completely captivated’. ‘It’s grown from strength to strength,’ he says. What does he believe sets it apart from other charities? ‘It has real outputs – and I’m proud of that. Through their Sport Academy and other educational outreach programmes, the aim is to give these children a better chance because one of the biggest issues for children like these in Africa is their vulnerability.’

The foundation’s mission is to reduce the number of children living on the street and build a better relationship between street children, their families, relatives and their community. ‘At the foundation, we believe that all children have the right to a safe, just and joyful childhood and also to dignity and meaningful participation in society,’ says Stuart. ‘And I’m looking forward to helping make that happen wherever we can in Mwanza.’ Visit chekasanafoundation.com