Celebrity Support

Celebrity Support


Hollie McNish



The Poet, Author and Spoken Word star supported our Christmas Appeal 2016 -17. 

“Pregnancy and birth are hard to get your head around at any age, but at age 12, it’s hard for your body to get around. Girls under 15 are five times more likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth. A girl’s body just isn’t ready”.



Mariella Frostrup


The Broadcaster and Human Rights Campaigner
supported our Christmas Appeal 2015-16.

“I believe
small charities like African
Initiatives make an enormous contribution to
global development.
I love the fact that they work in partnership
with African grassroots organisations
and they are small enough to make sure all the
money goes where it needs to.”



Beth Gibbons

Beth Gibbons

The Portishead Singer and Lyricist supported our Christmas Appeal 2015-16.

“Imagine being excluded from school
…from the world of books and words
plus all the doors – real and imaginary,
that an education opens for you
– just because you are born a girl.”




Jane Garvey

Jane Garvey



The Broadcaster and Presenter of BBC Woman’s Hour has supported African Initiatives twice by reading our Radio 4 Appeal – once in 2007 and once in 2012.