An African charity advancing street children’s rights in East Africa

Cheka Sana is the promise of a better future for children confronting life and work on the streets of East Africa.

Promoting social inclusion, education and employability of young people through sport

We work to transform street children’s lives and communities through the life-changing power of sport.

Building street children’s resilience and mental health

We’re tackling mental health stigma – as well as making sure street children get the support they need.

We’re an African based charity dedicated to promoting
children’s rights and
gaining equality for
girls everywhere

In the UK we work tirelessly to raise awareness and fundraise to support projects which are closest to our heart. Our approach is one of dialogue with local experts and deep involvement with our partner institutions.

No single organisation has the resources and expertise to sustainably address the pressing problems of East Africa’s street children (who are among the most vulnerable children on the planet). We believe strongly in the power of partnerships to create meaningful, lasting impact. By working with supporters like you, international aid agencies, governments, the private sector, foundations, local communities and other NGOs, we’re transforming street children’s lives across East Africa. 

Our supporters help us to raise funds for the amazing work of our partner organisations. We are proud to share with our benefactors the positive experiences we’ve helped facilitate in the lives of the children, young people and families we support.

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Current Projects

Street Born Project

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Tanzania Street Children’s Sport Academy

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Cheka Sana Foundation

Anastasia’s Story

Anastasia has been on and off the street for many years – returning home, only to be harshly beaten by her father. Her father has 8 children with four women, so the domestic situation is complex for her.

As with our other girls street life was hard. She too was violently raped having been coerced with promise of food. Thankfully for her, this was a one off event that she was able to avoid in future.

Together we can help a street child, like Anasasia to become who she wants to be

Donate today

If you believe that no child should have to live on the streets alone and that all children should grow up feeling loved with a sense of belonging, then please donate and support our work.