2007 - While working as regional program director with Save the Children in Mozambique, Simon heard a firsthand account of children's body parts being trafficking from Mozambique into South Africa
2007 - With support from the Norwegian Embassy in Maputo, Simon founded HumaneAfrica, to research the drivers behind this harmful practice
2009 - Working with local and international NGO's, the Government and local leaders, HumaneAfrica began to eliminate child mutilation in communities through Mozambique and South Africa
2012 - Work expands to Uganda and HA partners with UNICEF, Save the Children and local ministries.
2017 - After 10 years, more than 300,000 individuals have been impacted by HumaneAfrica's work to end practices which harm children
with communities, local and national Governments, UN Agencies and International NGO's to end harmful practices.
Challenging harmful norms
the African Union, Governments, schools, traditional practitioners and UN agencies on approaches to respond to harmful practices.
HumaneAfrica's success is due its partners and the local communities who support our mission. Thanks to their hard work and our generous donors, we have been successful in eliminating harmful practices throughout the region.
mission & vision
Committed to ensuring protection and support for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children in Southern and Eastern Africa, especially those living in extreme poverty, those exposed to violence and those with special needs.
Simon founded HumaneAfrica in response to reports of child mutilation in Southern Africa. At the time this harmful practice was not acknowledged by Governments or mainstream NGO's
Ten years on, the African Union. local Governments, UN agency's and international NGO's are working together to eliminate harmful practices throughout Southern and Eastern Africa.