Our Story

We help thousands of children to survive and thrive. It starts with one.

We transform the lives of families, especially children, women, and young people affected by poverty and chronic illness, including HIV. We address core gaps in healthcare, education and psychosocial support in neglected and under-served communities to ensure that our families survive and thrive.

We leverage local knowledge to build the capacity of those best placed to respond. Once impact is proven, our aim is to ensure sustainability by working with key stakeholders to embed and integrate the intervention into government structures and civil society organisations.

Our Vision
A world where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential, and live healthy, fulfilling lives.

Our Mission We transform the lives of families, especially children, women, and young people affected by poverty and chronic illness, including HIV. We address core gaps in healthcare, education and psychosocial support in neglected and under-served communities to ensure that our families survive and thrive. We leverage local knowledge to build the capacity of those best placed to respond. Once impact is proven, our aim is to ensure sustainability by working with key stakeholders to embed and integrate the intervention into government structures and civil society organisations.

Our History

One to One Africa was born out the work of One to One Children’s Fund in South Africa, Kosovo, and the Middle East. One to One Children’s Fund was established in 2000, in the aftermath of the war in Kosovo. It provided post-trauma counselling to some of the many children who desperately needed support to process the horror and brutality of what they had experienced. The organisation began work in South Africa in 2001, focusing primarily on paediatric HIV.

This lead to 15 years of work in South Africa and regionally in partnership with other organisations such as PATA, the Small Projects Foundation and WhizzKids United.

To find out more about One to One Children’s Fund and the work that has enabled them to transform the lives of 122,000 children and being a catalyst for change for a further 1,260,000 people, please visit www.onetoonechildrensfund.org.

In 2014, One to One Africa was established with the aim of directly implementing programmes in South Africa. We build on the experience and expertise of One to One Children’s Fund while being responsible for the design, delivery and monitoring and evaluation of our programmes.