About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to transform the lives of youth and women living in slum conditions to create livelihood routes out of poverty. We do this by:

  • providing training, information and advice to transfer skills, improve livelihoods and empower poor people
  • raising awareness of the development issues facing marginalised African communities
  • working with local organisations to improve their ability to run their own projects

Our Vision

Our vision is of an urban Africa free from poverty, where people have equal rights and opportunities to support themselves and their families.


African Outreach is governed by a constitution and a board of trustees who are ultimately responsible for the organisation. On a day to day basis, AO is administered by a director supported by a small team of volunteers. More about our team.

AO is registered with the UK Charities Commission.