Africa's Children—Africa's Future (AC-AF)

Africa's Children—Africa's Future (AC-AF)

2013 will be the first year that Africa's Children-Africa's Future (AC-AF) is participating in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k Charity Challenge. We need YOUR help to ensure that we reach our target of $12,000! This will go a long way towards helping us to continue our work with children and youth both here in Canada and in Tanzania.

Africa's Children—Africa's Future (AC-AF)


When addressing the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS, the impact on children is often lost in the conversation. At AC-AF, we envision a future in which all children have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential, regardless of who they are and where they come from.

Through our programmes, we aim to create sustainable solutions to build, strengthen and support community resources in response to the various issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.


Africa's Children—Africa's Future (AC-AF)

Helping children to help themselves

The nature of our programming seeks to strengthen children so that they can take an active role in improving their own lives — rather than relying on others.

Youth empowerment

AC-AF works directly with children and youth to ensure that they have the information they need free from the fear of judgment and gives them a voice, particularly in societies where they are traditionally not heard.

Encouraging creativity through art

Children and youth learn best when they are having fun. At AC-AF art is used to encourage creative thinking about how HIV and AIDS and its effect on themselves and their community.

Free and open environment

Children and youth are provided with an environment free from stigma and discrimination, where they are free to ask the questions and talk about topics that many people in their communities do not wish to discuss.


Africa's Children—Africa's Future (AC-AF)

At the heart of our work is our belief that children and youth should always be at the centre of everything we do. By running in the 2013 Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon for AC-AF, you will support:

If you would like to run the marathon, half-marathon or 5k, then join TEAM AC-AF to support our work with children and youth. And the more you can raise, the better. If you achieve a minimum of $500, your entry fees will be reimbursed.

For more information about how to join TEAM AC-AF, please contact:

Dave Christie
416 203 3715



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