The Principles of Canadian Samaritans for Africa
- We believe that Africa is a beautiful continent blessed with beautiful people and with immense human and natural resources.
- We believe that the future of Africa lies in the hands of Africans themselves
- We believe that African women hold the key to the future of Africa and that Africa is a continent of Mothers. This is why the focus of our charity is to build on the assets of African women through asset mapping, skills development, food production, and micro-credit support for women co-operatives and support for women entrepreneurial wealth creation through women driven income-generating activities.
- We believe in bottom-up grassroots approach to community development and prioritize assets of local communities and individuals over needs. This is why we adopt sustainable practices over interventionist needs-based humanitarian ministry.
- We believe in identifying, and affirming the assets of African women through community asset mapping protocols established through direct and respectful relationship between us and local communities in rural communities in Africa.
- We believe that our service can only bear fruit if we accompany African women in what they are already doing in their communities. We are called to support African women as partners so that their assets can be transformed through their communal bonds for wealth creation and through sustainable development practices.
- We believe that through these measures we can help strengthen African families by removing the causes of poverty while strengthening the communal structures which will promote the dignity and rights of African women, and gender equality. This is one of the ways through which African women could have greater voice in their local communities.
- All our projects in Africa are generated through our being immersed in local communities and through our participation and sharing in the joys and sorrows of women in particular faith-based local communities.
- All our projects must be environmentally friendly.
- All our projects must make a preferential option for women and children and minorities in local African communities especially those who suffer from any kind of discrimination.
- All our staff, volunteers, board members and local agents and workers must maintain the highest conduct in their dealing with vulnerable people. All sexual harassments, exploitation and abuse will be reported to the police. We maintain zero tolerance for any sexual abuse among our staff and agents and promote a safe, respectful and inclusive environment for all our projects and in all our communities.
What You Can Do
Triple C: Crisis Center for Carers
Charity Projects | Women Empowerment Projects
Crisis center is a community based organization (CBO) operating in Mombasa District, Island Divisions and its environments. It is a non-profit , making. It was initiated to bridge the gap between caretakers, orphan vulnerable children, (OVC) and children in difficult circumstances at this era of Read More >
Adu Achi Women Co-operative- Micro-Credit to members
Charity Projects | Women Empowerment Projects
The Adu-Achi Women Cooperative Union began in 2008. Women in this village gathered together to think on how to improve their economic and social wellbeing and conquer poverty and decided to form a multi-purpose micro-credit union. They were all making monthly contribution to a common Read More >
Adu Achi Water Project
Charity Projects | Water & Sanitation Projects
Canadian Samaritans for Africa partnered with the Engineers Without Borders at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2006 to build a water system for the village of Adu Achi, a community of approximately 10,000 Read More >
The Children's Educational Fund (CHEF)/CORE Uganda
Charity Projects | Education Projects
The mission of the Children’s Educational Fund (The CHEF – Uganda)/CORE Uganda (www.coreuganda.org) is to avail vulnerable children (orphans, former abductees, those infected with HIV/AIDS and very poor children) with sufficient basic education or skills and support activities that ensure sustainability in generating provisions for Read More >
Events at Philip Pocock Secondary School
This year Philip Pocock Secondary School developed a partnership with CSA in order to promote the stories and lives of the women who benefit from Read More
Events at Loyola Catholic Secondary
At Loyola Catholic Secondary School, Chaplaincy leader Teresa McFadden organized staff and student awareness opportunities. The school was blessed to have a visit from His Read More
Mieke Thorne Presented with Lifetime award by Canadian Samaritans for Africa
A lifetime of compassion and humanitarian outreach to Africa has earned Belleville’s Mieke Thorne a lifetime award from the Canadian Samaritans for Africa.
Thorne, a Read More
CSA President Wins Afro Television Excellence Award for Global Impact:
In late 2017, Fr. Stan Chu Ilo received the Excellence Award for Global Impact by Afroglobal Television for his work as Founder and President of Read More