FACE - Foundation for African Children's Education
a division of Focus on Africa Society (a registered Canadian Charity)

Foundation for African Children Education (FACE) was started in 2006 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. It is a subsidiary of Focus on Africa Society which is a registered Canadian charity (CRA). FACE aims to provide opportunities for children in rural parts of Africa, who could otherwise not be able to go to school, to attend school.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to attend primary school as a starting point. We are convinced that education is the best way to break the cycle of poverty for children in rural areas of Africa. It is well understood that poor uneducated children grow up to be poor uneducated adults. Children of poor families are less likely to enroll in and complete schooling because of the associated costs of attending school.

Help a child go to school in Africa.

You can get involved! Opportunities are available to sponsor a child or to volunteer to deliver school kits to children in Africa. If you would like to donate or volunteer, please contact us.


The cost of uniforms, supplies and transportation may well be beyond the means of a poor family, especially when the family has several children of school age. UN study

Education is not a way to escape poverty, it is a way of fighting it. Julius Nyerere, former President of the Republic of Tanzania.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. Wiliam Butler Yeats

Education is more than a luxury; it is a responsibility that society owes to itself. Robin Cook

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln


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March 2017

We now sponsor 420 children!
Read more about our visit to Ghana in the spring 2017 issue of our newsletter.
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September 2016

FACE is celebrating 10 years!

Check out The Story of the Last Ten Years arrow

A 10 minute video showing FACE annual trips to Ghana since 2007. A recap of FACE activities in ten different villages in Ghana and progress made . From 25 children sponsored in 2007 to over 380 in 2016 in ten villages.


February 4, 2014

Foundation for African Children's Education (FACE) has been featured in a new book by the Vancouver Province reporter, Elaine O'Connor, as one of the top 50 charities making a difference around the world.

Purchase your copy of BC Without Borders: 50 British Columbians Leading the Fight Against Global Poverty:
Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/BCbordersKobo: http://tinyurl.com/BCborderskoboiTunes: http://tinyurl.com/BCbordersitunes


Visit the Focus on Africa Society website.