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A Life Transformed – Ezekiel hopes to give back

by ACT

  • Posted on September 20, 2019

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Ezekiel Manyakenda is the son of small hold farmers from Nyamirembe, a village in North-western Tanzania, near the shores of Lake Victoria. Growing up with his mother, father and three siblings, life was hard but stable. Ezekiel was able to attend school and thrived, excelling in his studies. When ACT met Ezekiel in 2015, the…



Giving Back – Emily and Jamie are going back to University

by ACT

  • Posted on September 13, 2019

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Many people would like to give back to society, particularly if they find a cause that is close to their hearts. At ACT we actively encourage and provide opportunities for young people to gain experience of international development through our very popular internship programme. Many have found this to be a good way both to…



How Did You Spend Your Summer?

by ACT

  • Posted on September 6, 2019

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With summer holidays merely a distant memory and the new school term in full swing, now might be a good time to reflect on how we filled those sunny days of freedom. Many children and young adults fight their way through the final term of the year with the glorious end goal of 6 stress…



Individual Rights: From 17th Century John Locke to 21st Century Widows in Africa

by ACT

  • Posted on August 29, 2019

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“Being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions.” – John Locke, Second Treatise of Government. In honour of John Locke (1632-1704), Individual Rights Day is celebrated each year on his birthday, August 29th. Author of both “Two Treaties of Government” and “Second Treaties of Government”…



The Poet: A Life Transformed

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  • Posted on August 23, 2019

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“Oh African Child Trust! Oh African Child Trust! Where can I find your Golden heart? Who made you? For you’re the genesis of my second chance for life.” (Peter Mwesige, 2019) Peter (Uganda) Peter is a budding poet. Reading his poems reveals the heart of this young man itching to tell his story, and what…