Bingwa project was started in the 2009 by Rino and Julie Solberg, who are the founders of Child Africa, a charity that helps educate disadvantaged children in Africa. The magazine whose main focus was integrity, was distributed free of charge to school libraries in Kenya and Uganda. In 2018, the magazine adapted a more holistic approach that includes environmental education, financial literacy, healthy living and patriotism. Although copies of Bingwa magazine were previously only distributed to school libraries, in 2018 we started providing a copy of the magazine to every child in our Child Africa and partner schools. Our aim is to reach millions of children across the African continent, in the near future.

The Bingwa Movement is present in participating schools through Bingwa Clubs. Just like the Scouts Movement, this is a crusade of gallant activists with a constitution, creed, anthem, uniform and mandate to recruit ambassadors (Adults). Membership is open to all pupils between Primary Four and Seven.

Our Mission

To teach children distinct moral principles and values that will help them become champions of integrity by developing their ethical muscles.

Bingwa Objectives

Once the children become present to these values and strengthen their ethical muscles adequately through regular practice over a period of four academic years, they will not only become strong in their values but will disseminate them in their real life.

Bingwa Movement Ideology

“The problem is practice not policy. The solution is within people not institutions. If people are the solution, thencatch them young!”.

“Bingwa” which is the Swahili word for “champion,” is a project of Child Africa implemented by Bingwa Media with the aim of fight corruption by building integrity in the children of Africa.
Through its print and electronic departments, Bingwa Media strives to strengthen the moral fabric of children by publishing an informative, child-friendly magazine, story books, and through broadcasting television programmes that focus on the importance of integrity, environmental education, financial literacy, healthy living and patriotism.

For the past 10 years, we have propagated our message through Bingwa Clubs which we establish in partner schools in Kenya and Uganda.
The Bingwa Movement is present in participating schools through Bingwa Clubs. Just like the Scouts Movement, this is a crusade of gallant activists with a constitution, creed, anthem, uniform and mandate to recruit ambassadors (Adults). Membership is open to all pupils between Primary Four and Seven

Plans are undereway to launch Bingwa TV which will not only teach children moral values , but also create a solution for education inclusivity by providing quality educational programmes for children in rural communities based on school curriculum.

The Bingwa School Activation Volunteer Team regularly visits schools with experts in various fields, to give brief talks to children on selected topics. The team is accompanied by the Bingwa mascot, which always creates a lot of excitement. After the talk, it is time for entertainment, fun, games and competitions with prizes for the winning children.

Our Impact About Bingwa School Activation
When children are exposed to moral values through regular teaching and practice over a period of four academic years, they not only develop character but become assets to the society as well.
The values they learn are also passed down to future generations, when they grow older.
Bingwa magazine has been making a positive impact on children for the last ten years and participating schools have registered many benefits which include:

  • Diligence and improvement in academic performance:
    Pupils have shown better attentiveness in class and this has led to improvement in their academic performance. Pupil are also more cooperative and take pride in their work.

  • Greater sense of responsibility:
    Pupils have shown a greater sense of responsibility towards school activities and take better care of their personal and school property. Classrooms and playgrounds have also become safer and harmonious environments with fewer conflicts.
  • We go out to schools, spend time with the children
  • We teach them distinctive character and values as they have fun.
  • In the process, we help brands communicate and engage with children through a cost effective approach.
  • We intertwine messages/brands and product usage in our instructing.
  • Every activation session is filmed and will be broad-casted on partnering TV stations.
  • We discuss issues surrounding Integrity, anticorruption, good citizenry, heath habits, child S safety, financial literacy and environment education
  • “Bingwa” which is the Swahili word for “champion,” is a project of Child Africa implemented by Bingwa Media with the aim of fight corruption by building integrity in the children of Africa.
  • Through its print and electronic departments, Bingwa Media strives to strengthen the moral fabric of children by publishing an informative, child-friendly magazine, story books, and through broadcasting television programmes that focus on the importance of integrity, environmental education, financial literacy, healthy living and patriotism.
  • For the past 10 years, we have propagated our message through Bingwa Clubs which we establish in partner schools in Kenya and Uganda.