Faces from Nkandla

Welcome to The Africa Project

The Africa Project at the Youth Conference on AIDS

The Africa Project was born in the hearts and minds of ordinary citizens who believe in the power of community and the ideals of service. We recognize the talents of our partners in Africa and approach every endeavor we embark on as an opportunity to learn together.

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The Beginning

Street sign in Nkandla

The Africa Project began on December 2, 2003 after the documentary, AIDS Orphan, Lost Child aired on the Discovery Health Channel at 2:00 o’clock in the morning. This powerful film addresses the AIDS crisis in Africa, focusing on how children are affected by the loss of their parents. It is important to note that at the time, most Americans were uninformed regarding these issues, as we were. In fact, the Oprah Christmas in Africa segment, which helped to raise awareness and generate attention, did not air until later that month. Read More…

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The Orphans of Nkandla

The 2003 documentary film, The Orphans of Nkandla inspired our community to act in response to the crisis of AIDS in Africa and its impact on the lives of children there. In 2017, True Vision published this segment from The Orphans of Nkandla on YouTube as part of the RealStories series. The full, updated version (2005) is available on the True Vision website. We hope that you will take the time to watch this important film. After, if you would like to get involved, we hope that you will join us!

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Our Priorities

The Africa Project has identified four priority areas to focus on as we strive to direct resources to programs that improve the lives of children.

  • Safety - Every child should have a safe place to live.
  • Health Care - Access to health care is critical.
  • Nutrition – When you are hungry nothing else matters.
  • Education – Hope for their future.

Support The Africa Project

As an all-volunteer nonprofit, we direct 100% of the funds we receive from our donors to support programs and services in South Africa. We also work directly with those we fund to ensure that the resources meet the needs of the community they serve. Finally, members of The Africa Project travel to South Africa frequently, so we see first hand how our resources are used.

We thank you for helping us help those in need. Together, there are so many lives we can change.