We are Afrikindness

Inspiring the world around us through acts of kindness.

Our organization provides essential tools and resources designed to instil the values of kindness in children of all ages, contributing to a more compassionate and connected world. 

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Afrikindness is a non-profit public-benefit organisation with the primary aim of promoting acts of kindness amongst children and young adults, igniting a desire in them to make a positive impact in their communities.

Racial diversity is a key factor in our approach in promoting kindness in children and young adults. In order to demonstrate the importance of racial diversity in our interactions with each other, we must teach children to acknowledge and celebrate differences while learning to accept them too.

We believe that kindness can be taught. However, kindness cannot be developed in children through contemplation and discussion. The best way to develop kindness is to receive it and practice it.

The Challenges

of young Black people report that they have heard and witnessed the use of racist language at school.

of young Black people felt that racism was the biggest barrier to attaining success in school.

said the biggest barrier was teachers’ wrong perceptions of them.

children and young people have a probable mental disorder which lingers to adulthood.

of children with child protection plans are Black Africans. Research reveals cultural tensions that can damage wellbeing of families.

Why Afrikindness Exists

Afrikindness exists to confront and dismantle racial biases, fostering positive racial identity development and inclusivity in schools and communities
Our mission, grounded in kindness, strives to alleviate the psychological impact of racial experiences on young people’s mental health.
We believe in creating an environment where children can celebrate their identity without the burden of negative racial perceptions, preconceived notions, or stereotypes.
Our existence is rooted in the conviction that with effective parental support, every child would have the freedom to embrace their true selves without constraints.

How We Support You

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

KIDS INTERVENTION & MENTORING PROGRAMS

Transforming Futures

A training program focusing on character development, fostering resilience and holistic well-being. Join us in building vital life skills and shaping a confident future for young people.

EMPOWER PROJECT

Mentoring for Holistic Development

Join the Empower Project, nurturing children’s confidence to face challenges. We create a sense of community, autonomy, and foster resilience, shaping confident individuals for a positive impact on the world.

PARENTS

PARENT COMMUNITY

CONNECT.LIVE.THRIVE

Our Parent Connect is your support system, offering tools and insights for cultural exchange. It is a welcoming space to share experiences and navigate cultural challenges.

PARENT TRAINING - PARENTING WITH PURPOSE

Empower your parenting journey with “Parenting with Purpose.” Gain impactful strategies influencing your child’s development. Elevate your well-being through expert insights and practical tools.

AFRIKINDNESS NEURODIVERSITY COMMUNITY PROJECT (ANCP)

Explore our Neurodiversity Training and Community project, empowering parents to support neurodiverse children. Join the campaign for inclusive spaces, embracing and celebrating diverse neurocognitive differences.

SCHOOLS

CAR-PRIDE & CONNECTING CULTURE PROGRAMS IN SCHOOLS

Our goal is to foster cultural diversity in schools by cultivating understanding, positive racial identity, and mental health awareness. Through workshops, activities, films, and conferences, we create an inclusive educational environment.

KINDNESS WORKSHOPS
IN SCHOOLS

Our kindness workshops, following the CASEL framework, develop crucial social and emotional skills in students. Partnering with UK and African schools, we prioritize kindness for a positive, inclusive school culture.

AFRICA AWARENESS
WEEK

Africa Awareness Week in the UK, aligned with Black History Month, celebrates Africa’s diversity. Engaging activities empower children, parents, and communities with a deeper understanding of African heritage, fostering inclusivity beyond a month.

RESEARCH

RESEARCH

Research priorities: positive racial identity, neurodiversity, mental health, and education in minority ethnic children. We investigate intersections of race and mental health, resource accessibility, racial profiling, and cultural sensitivity in education.

COMMUNITY AWARENESS - SPEAK OUT

Our “Speak Out” focus on mental health and racial identity crises in children and young people. We bridge the gap between community and research, ensuring research findings lead to tangible improvements in underrepresented communities.

Events around you

SUPPORT FOR AUTISM

Support Group for Parent with Autistic Children

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SCHOOLS IN ENGLAND

Art Competition for KS1 & KS2 students in England

School

May 24th – 31st July

PARENT TALK SERIES

Can’t Read! Won’t Read! Rekindling the love for reading in young people

Online

June 24th 2024

RESEARCH SURVEY

We need your help! Complete our parent survey!

Online

June – October 2024

Afrikindness Highlights for you

CONFERENCE

Afrikindness Shines at AutistiCon Conference 2024. A free annual autism information event brought together families, support providers, and advocates from diverse backgrounds to foster greater awareness and understanding of autism.

A Groundbreaking Achievement

Celebrating a Historic Milestone: Councilor Abigail Marshall Katung Becomes the 130th Lord Mayor of Leeds. A monumental event, marking a series of firsts in the city’s storied history.

COMMUNITY

The Leeds community came together on Monday for a significant cause: raising awareness about mental health and autism sponsored by Leeds Community Foundation and Sir George Martin Trust.

EDUCATION

A Day of Empowerment and Connection at Our First Parent Wellbeing & Neurodiversity Community Event in Leeds

Donate to Afrikindness Future

Fueled by the conviction that embracing one's identity is an empowering act, we, with your support, strive to offer children and young people a platform that champions kindness in their interactions, celebrates their identity and culture, nurtures racial harmony, and encourages positive character development. Our shared goal is to build an inclusive society where every child can thrive. Support our mission today!

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