Welcome to Focus on the Family Africa

Focus on the Family Africa is a non profit organization, a registered Public Benefit Organisation, and has a Section 18a tax exemption status in terms of the Income Tax Act. Focus has been serving families in Africa since opening its doors in 1992. For over 23 years, we have been providing care, advice, support and encouragement to families at every stage of life. We have worked hard to respond to the many real issues families face and to provide sound and practical guidance based on Christian principles.

By providing valuable and relevant seminars and conferences, outreach programmes, resources on an array of important issues, personal counselling and prayer support, and much more, we aim to be the place families turn to for trusted help and encouragement!

Our Mission:
“Nurturing and Protecting Families in Africa through Outreach and Trustworthy Resources”


We strive to achieve this through our 5 Guiding Principles. Our Guiding Principles: 1. The Preeminance of Evangelism:
We believe that the ultimate purpose in living is to know and glorify God and to attain eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord, beginning within our own families and then reaching out to a suffering humanity that does not know of His love and sacrifice.

2. The Permanance of Marriage:
We believe that the institution of marriage was intended by God to be a permanent, lifelong relationship between a man and a woman, regardless of trials, sickness, financial reverses or emotional stresses that may ensue.

3. The Value of Children:
We believe that children are a heritage from God and a blessing from His hand. We are therefore accountable to Him for raising, shaping and preparing them for a life of service to His Kingdom and to humanity.

4. The Sanctity of Human Life

We believe that human life is of inestimable worth and significance in all its dimensions, including the unborn, the aged, the widowed, the mentally handicapped, the unattractive, the physically challenged and every other condition in which humanness is expressed from conception to the grave.

5. The Relationship of Church, Family and Government

We believe that God has ordained three basic institutions – the Church, the family and the government – for the benefit of all humankind. The family exists to propagate the race and to provide a safe and secure haven in which to nurture, teach and love the younger generation. The Church exists to minister to individuals and families by sharing the love of God and the message of repentance and salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ. The government exists to maintain cultural equilibrium and to provide a framework for social order.



CEO: Graeme Schnell

Message from our CEO

At Focus on the Family Africa, we’re committed to helping families thrive.

You can count on us for uplifting articles, helpful marriage and parenting programmes, resources that address a breadth of family concerns, and practical answers to your specific problems. If you’re looking for tools to raise great kids, ideas to improve your marriage, inspiration for yourself or assistance for someone you know, you’ve come to the right place!

We invite you to browse our website, tune in to our radio programmes or contact us directly. We offer a wide range of helps to meet the needs of today’s families. It’s our desire to serve and help you at your particular stage of family life. We invite you to contact us by phone, email or mail, and tell us how we can assist you and your family.

Graeme Schnell
Chief Executive Officer
Focus on the Family Africa