Educating Children

The education of disadvantaged children and orphans is at the core of our work. To-date ACT has supported nearly one thousand four hundred (1200) children in seven (7) countries where we operate. About 70 percent of our resources is used to support the education of children in Africa.  We believe that each child has within them a talent, and our objective is to help each child we support to achieve their full potential in life through access to good primary and secondary schools in their communities, and where possible to go on to university or other tertiary education. Funding for this work is mainly from child sponsorship from our supporters and from other individual donations.


An increasing number of the supported children are receiving admission to universities on completion of secondary school. There are currently 44 ACT sponsored children in universities in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi and Uganda. To-date 127 ACT sponsored children have completed secondary education.

Our work is also contributing to the education of girls, particularly in countries and communities where traditionally girls are disadvantaged and are not given the opportunity of education. 54 percent of children supported by ACT are girls including 56 percent of all ACT sponsored children who have completed secondary school.

You can make a difference
- Sponsor a child today with our Sponsorship Scheme


How you can help?

Get involved. There’s much you can do. Your gift of money, time and by telling others can help to change a life for the better.


Enriching Communities

"The development of any nation is in the education of her children"
President Thomas Jefferson

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Contact Us

Tel: +44 20 8668 0386

Forthcoming ACT Events

RUN FOR ACT EVENT 2015 Morrisons Great South Run Date: Sunday 25th October 2015.
Please contact us via email to register your interest:

Or call us on: +44 208 688 0386 for further information.

Volunteer Vacancy in the Purley Office We have a vacancy for a volunteer to support our Office Administration work.

The position is suitable for a person with computer skills and who is familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel programs. It could be ideal for a retired people wanting to volunteer one or more days a week. If you are able to help contact our office: or telephone: +44 20 8668 0386

Church Coordinators/Mobiliser
ACT would like to develop new contacts and build upon existing contacts with churches across the UK to raise awareness and support for the work we are doing. We are looking for a person with experience and the skills for the role of Church Coordinator/ Mobiliser. If you feel you are able to help or know someone who will fit well to the role, contact the or telephone 0208668 4562.

African Child Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered in England (Charity No. 1158266)