Afemai Children's Trust

We Support Communities to Reach Their Full Potential

Our Focus

We help children, families and communities break the cycle of poverty by empowering people of all ages to dream, aspire and achieve.

African Workshops

A solid foundation in education is key to success later in life. Your donation funds teachers, books and extracurricular activities to help get youngsters off to the right start.

Gypsies & Travellers

Basic learning that many of us take for granted can be hard for others to access. We make sure that isolated youngsters and adults have access to the learning and education they need.


Community is the family that goes beyond family. It is the people and places that we come in contact with each and every day. When we strengthen communities, we strengthen individuals.

Our Programmes

These are a few of our most recent programmes. Each and every year, we carry out different programmes across the district, involving people of every age, interest and need.

Healthy Minds

This project offers free counselling to people of African heritage to help with their mental health struggles.
The project has been funded through the National Lottery Community Fund for three years.

Culture Coaching

A National Lottery Community Funded project to help people of African heritage fulfil their potential through professional coaching and group sessions.

Wakefield African Network

Free counselling sessions for people of African Heritage who have been affected by COVID-19.

Travel With Us

A young roots project, focusing on Gypsy and Traveller heritage.

Lets Represent

Looking at the contributions of Africans living in Wakefield.

Black History Month

Celebrating Black History throughout West Yorkshire every October.