Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I would really like to visit and help the children affected by witchcraft, how can I do this?
Many of our supporters feel so moved by the plight of the children affected by witchcraft that they ask us if they can visit the projects to help. While we appreciate that it is a natural response to want to help in whatever way possible, we are not able to facilitate visits to the children affected under any circumstances. Unfortunately, to do so would compromise their safety and wellbeing.
Q: Can I adopt a child affected by witchcraft?
Safe Child Africa can not support or facilitate enquiries or requests to arrange adoptions. The welfare plan of each child – which in many cases does involve foster care – is organised and facilitated by our project partners.
Q: I would like to help the children in Nigeria, how can I do this?
The best way to help the children we support – is by supporting us! If you have some time spare we would really appreciate it if you could organise a fundraising event on our behalf. Or if you are a regular online shopper, why not sign up to GiveAsYouLive the shopping portal which donates a percentage of your purchase cost, back to safe child Africa (at no extra cost to you) every time you shop.
Q: Can I volunteer with your partners?
Safe Child Africa is not able to arrange volunteer placements or internships with our partners. Our partners make independent decisions and have robust processes in place to recruit volunteers and interns. Any such application would need to be made directly to the partner in question.
Q: Can I send you supplies for the children affected by child witchcraft?
We appreciate the generosity of supporters who wish to send items directly to the children, however to do so does incur high shipping costs which as a charity we are always keen to keep to minimum. Therefore unless we are able to take items to our partners on a scheduled trip, we would respectfully ask that our supporters cover the cost of postage, if they wish to do this. Please e-mail us directly at info@safechildafrica if you would like to arrange this.
Q: Can I volunteer with you in the UK?
Safe Child Africa does not have a UK office base – our team are all based remotely, however there are some types of volunteering, that may be possible. Please get in touch with us at info@safechildafrica,org if you are interested in Volunteering.
Q: How can I find out more about child witchcraft accusations?
To find out more about child witchcraft accusations in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria you can read through the information on our website and also follow the links – especially to the Disptaches documentary and also to the recent report ‘Branded and Beaten’ produced by Marc Ellison for the BBC.
You can also find out more about child witchcraft accusations generally by visiting Stop Child Witch Accusations, a NGO which works globally and across many cultures to help bring awareness to and eradicate this growing problem.
Q: I am a journalist writing a report on child witchcraft accusations, do you have any photographs I could use?
Unfortunately for reasons of safeguarding we aren’t able to assist with this.
Q: I want to remove my data trail and assert my right to be forgotten, how should I do this?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request, giving us as much information as possible and we will be happy to remove you from our databases.
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Updated December 2018