The Association for Kids In Need (AKIN) is a Gibraltarian based charity dedicated to transforming the lives of venerable children in developing countries. Our aims are to solve the enormous problems of lack of shelter, food, and education, one child at a time. We believe that every child has a right to a secure and happy future.
Established in 2003 by Les Roberts, we have raised nearly £500,000 through the generous donations and cooperation of local people and businesses. Our projects are run by local staff committed to the children and projects that we support.
As a small and dynamic charity, we are able to ensure that every penny donated to AKIN is used to its fullest. We are open and accountable; with over 85% of donations given go directly to charitable activities. The rest is spent on fundraising activities. All of the trustees, executive team and volunteers, our donation being the time we spend on fundraising.
To work with a team of dedicated individuals, other non-profit organisations, donors and corporations in order to transform communities in some of the world’s poorest countries, by making a difference one child at a time.
Our Charity Partners
Service in Satchidananda (SIS) and The Gibraltar Integral Yoga Centre
SIS is a non-profit international collection of charities established in honeor of H.H. Sri Swami Satchidnanda and based on his core teaching of selfless service. SIS, founded by Nanalie Harilela Chellaram undertakes global projects that work in a sustainable way and give back to their local communities. They have ……
The Pentecostal Church of Sweden
We partnered with PCS in 2006 to build and equip an orphanage in the town of Nzega. The land was donated by the Nzega Disctrct council, built by PCS and equipped, with AKIN meeting the furnishings, equipment and running costs, including food for 3 years. Known locally as the Varberg Home of Peace, it is now home to 80 children (40 boys and 40 girls).
PCS and AKIN also worked together supporting the people at the Iduguta Leprosy Camp on the outskirts of Nzega. PCS took on the role of supporting the adults in the community, with AKIN looking after the children living there, in a relationship that relationship lasted for four years until the village became self sufficient.
Recently, PCS has also provided solar panels to our project at Idiguta, where we have been renovating houses in the village. Thanks to their generosity, the villagers finally have electricity.
The Free Pentacostal Church of Tanzania (FPCT)
We first came across FPCT through PCS, as there is a strong connection between the two organisations.
FPCT has provided all the land for the soup kitchen and sports ground project at Ipilili and the old church we renovated and turned into a nursery school (again on the outskirts of Nzega.
Representatives from both akin and fpct sit on the committee established to oversee the soup kitchen/sports ground project.