The Africa Relief projects are supported by TransCAP Foundation, Inc.
due to the serious lack of resources available on the continent of
Africa. 100% of financial contributions to the Africa Relief projects
are distributed in Africa or used to purchase and transport supplies
Working with trusted local liaisons, medicine is personally placed in
the hands of doctors, books in the hands of schoolchildren, and
clothes in the hands of orphans.
The HIV infection rate in sub-Saharan Africa is a grim reality that
the world is attempting to address. Yet the stigma of HIV remains
severe in this region. Some clinics are located in secluded areas so
people can receive consultation, be treated and attend educational
seminars anonymously. Resources are scarce and those most basic
prevention and clinical supplies cannot be found. Simple
over-the-counter medicines are not even available.
TransCAP Foundation Inc's Africa Relief projects provide donated HIV
medication and purchased over-the-counter medicine and supplies to
clinics and prevention organizations in need. Africa Relief projects
receive no US Federal funding and therefore qualify to provide condoms
to clinics and HIV prevention organizations for free distribution.
According to the latest statistics released by the United Nations
Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Joint United Nations Program on
HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), of the 15 million children under the age of 18 who
have lost one or both parents to AIDS, 80%, more than 12 million, are
in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Family is central to life in Africa. Without parents, the lives of
these children are forever affected. The Africa Relief projects
continue to make a positive contribution to children by bringing a
moment of joy into a young life that is so desperate for attention.
AIDS orphans in Ghana and Togo receive donated clothing and toys and
funding for school fees and uniforms.
Working with youth soccer leagues in the USA, soccer uniforms
consisting of matching unisex shirts and shorts, as well as socks and
cleats are provided to school teams. These teams also receive goalie
jerseys and gloves, and lots of balls. These uniforms are treasured
and the pride that comes with them has a tremendous affect on these
children at school.
The TransCAP Foundation has worked with various primary schools to
provide workbooks and pencils to hundreds of students. Children’s
books are also provided to the school libraries. Your financial
contributions are used to purchase these educational supplies in
Ghana, providing cash for the local economy.
There is no free education in African countries. While school fees for
a child can be as little as $40 a year, this still places an education
beyond the reach of many. The additional fees for uniforms, books and
supplies are a difficult burden for households functioning on less
than $2 a day.
While prior gifts to pay school fees for individual children have been
made at the recommendation of village elders, plans are underway to
provide scholarships for children based on a written essay contest. An
education award will be presented for the winning essay on the subject
"How Can I Improve Health in My Village?”. With your help, the goal is
to provide a multi-year award to two winning students every year.
Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization recognized by
the IRS. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided
by law. Note "Africa Relief" in your check memo if paying by check.
Sealed medicines and medical supplies are also accepted. Thank you for
your continued support.