Happy Rwandan mother and daughter together in front of their home

Working together for an
Africa free from

Happy ugandan family hugging outside their house

We work with governments, communities and donors to replace orphanages with sustainable child protection systems

We do this by building know-how and an evidence base, supporting political and legal change, developing skilled social work forces and developing sustainable funding models

We are a growing collective of locally-led African organisations, bringing together our collective voices, knowledge, practice and experience to strengthen families.

We are working towards our vision of an Africa free of orphanages, where all children have safe and loving families. We have over 20 member organisations representing 12 African nations

Middle aged Rwandan woman in red headwrap turns smiling to the camera


5.4m children…

are spending their childhoods in orphanages across the world

Orphanages are rife with abuse and neglect. And, what’s more, 80% of children in the care of orphanages have at least one living parent who could take care of them. Only families can provide the love and sense of belonging that children need to grow and flourish.

Transform Alliance Africa has a vision of an Africa, free of orphanages, where all children belong and grow up in safe and loving families.

We know that together we are stronger. Our expertise has value because it comes from the ground up and supports grass-roots change at local and government level.

Caroll and his brother playing together


An African schoolchild draws on a blackboard with chalk

Many countries worldwide have
consigned orphanages to the history books.
Why should Africa be the exception?

“… the child, for the full and harmonious development of his or her personality, should grow up in a family environment, in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding”

– UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
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