Our Mission

The mission of Africa's Children's Fund is to assist under-served children and their families in the United States, the Caribbean and Africa to improve the quality of their lives and civic contribution through educational, supportive services, nutritional and medical programs.


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About ACF

Africa's Children's Fund wouldn't be where it is without its people.



Victor Mbaba: President & Founder

Victor Mbaba is the Executive Director and founder of Africa's Children's
Fund, an organization that provides assistance to under-served children and
their families to improve the quality of their lives and civic contribution 
through educational, medical, housing, and nutritional programs. Since
1993, Victor Mbaba has provided leadership to Africa's Children's Fund to serve 176,000 children in United States and several countries in Africa and the Caribbean through mentoring, gift of books, scholarships, and transitional housing programs.

Mbaba believes that "no condition in life is permanent" and "that people in need can become people who give hope to the needy".  His life history is an illustration of this statement.  He was orphaned at the age of 11, and homeless and out of school for three years between the age of 11 and 13 in his home country due to civil war.  At the end of the war in 1970, he re-enrolled in school, and completed elementary school.  In 1975, he earned a high school diploma from St. Columbanus Secondary School, Ikwen.  In 1979, he earned the National Certificate in Education (NCE) with a major in agriculture from Collge of Education in Katsina.  In 1983, he earned a B. Sc. Degree in Agriculture from the University of Nigeria.  In 1986, Mbaba earned a M. S. degree in Agribusiness from Tuskegee University.  He also earned another masters degree in Special Education from University of West Georgia in 1993.

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Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu: Honorary Chair

Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Teacher, Theologian, and Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, has been Honorary  Chairman   of Africa's Children's Fund (ACF) since 2001. Tutu has led fundraising efforts for ACF, and he has attracted the attention of World Leaders towards supporting programs for the development of children around the world.

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Board of Directors

The ACF's Board of Directors is an integral part of our organization We rely on them for direction and guidance.  The Board of Directors is the guardian of the mission of our agency.  The board is responsible for ensuring effective and fiscally sound programs and operations as the mission is carried outward by Agency Directors and Administration.

 

List of Board of Directors for the Africa's Children's Fund

 

NamesPosition on the Board
Mr. Victor Mbaba President & CEO
Archbishop Desmond Tutu Honorary Chairperson
Mr. John Eaton, Esq. Chairperson, Institute of Non-Profit Management Inc.
Mr. Waidi K. Masha Treasurer, Checkers Transportation
Mrs. Mary Busby Secretary, Cox Communications, Inc.
Mr. Rafih Benjelloun Board Member, Imperial Fez Restaurant
Mr. Thomas M. Byelick Board Member, Hearts on Fire
Mrs. Carla Charles Board Member, Peachtree TV
Ms. Lisa Marie Glover Board Member, Ivy Consulting, LLC
Dr. II Harruna Board Member, Clark Atlanta University
Mr. Robert L. Page Board Member
Ms. Stefanie Steele, RN, MPH Board Member, Center for Disease Control
Ms. Ceressa T. Ward, Pharm.D. Board Member, Emory University Hospital

 

ACF Staff

 

NamesPosition
Victor Mbaba Executive Director
Colenda A. Jefferson Program Manager