Burns Night Pledge – prevention of children from flea parasites – Kenya

Charity:
ACE Africa

Ace Africa works in rural East Africa helping children and their communities to lead healthier, happier and self-sufficient lives through improved food and economic security, health, wellbeing and rights awareness.

Country

Kenya

Start Year:

2014

Run Time:

1

Participant Age:

6-11 years, 11-16 years

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What is Co-Funding?

Co-funding with the ALMT allows individuals, other Trusts and Foundations, and Companies to contribute funds directly to individual, vetted and approved, project partnerships. With fifteen years of experience awarding grants and working in partnership with children’s organisations around the world, the ALMT is best placed to support you in your philanthropy.

The jiggers (flea) parasite continues to infect children in western Kenya. Children infected with the parasite suffer from severe inflammation and discomfort of the foot, and in severe cases gangrene and amputation of toes.

Ace Africa actively campaigns and treats against jiggers involving pest contro and treatment of children using Lysol and other disinfectants. Guests at the annual Burns Night gala dinner pledged to treat 2,000 children (a school) against jiggers.

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