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My work experience with ACT

“The staff were very welcoming and kind to me and made me feel like I had a real job.” …. Meet Tobias My name is Tobias and currently I’m in Year 10 at Harris Academy, South Norwood. At my school, pupils in Year 10 are required to do some work ...
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Can Malawi manage its population growth?

… World Population Day This week the international community marked World Population Day. We at the African Child Trust are focussing this month on Malawi so we decided to look at population issues in the country. For more information on Malawi please have a look at last week’s blog on ...
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Celebrating the warm heart of Africa

… Malawi celebrates Independence Day The people of Malawi are celebrating 54 years of independence from British rule today (6th July).  They have much to be thankful for and celebrate on this anniversary. Formerly known as Nyasaland, the country took its new name from the reflection of the rising sun ...
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The Democratic Republic of Congo Independence Day

… Time for a change? On 30th June, the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo celebrate 58 years since independence from Belgium in 1960. But for many there appears little to celebrate. The refusal of incumbent president,  Joseph Kabila, who has been in power since 2001, to step ...
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Fighting the cause of the widow in Africa

… International Widows Day (23 June) The loss of a husband and the impact it has on the woman he has left behind is indescribable. Various factors like age and nature of the relationship between the couple before the husband’s death all play a part in a woman’s distress. The ...
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