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Paving the way for the Girl Child

Throughout its history of working at the grass root with widows, single mothers and orphans, African Child Trust (ACT) has prioritised the empowerment of women and girls in African communities, many of whom are prevented from attaining their potentials or reaching their personal and professional goals.  This is because of ...
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Mother groups bringing dignity to girls in Malawi

ACT set up the Ulemu Project in Malawi two years ago with the aim to address the high drop-out rate of young school girls from education. We wanted to encourage the girls to stay on in education rather than drop out of school into early marriage and child bearing. A ...
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Transforming lives – Iyanu Owolabi

When Iyanua Owolabi was born, it was discovered that her blood genotype was SS. All human beings are born with one of four genotypes - AA, AS, SS and AC. Unfortunately, SS (also known as sickle cell) is an abno rmal genotype. Anyone whose parents have the AS genotype has ...
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World Gratitude Day

On 21 September, the world will mark Gratitude Day and in doing so, will allow citizens from across the globe to pause and say thank you to those who have worked hard or sacrificed on behalf of others. African Child Trust (ACT) is pleased to join in the collective effort ...
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Sexual Health Week

ACT’s work in Tanzania… Though significant progress has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS globally, as well as in Africa, the disease continues to ravage communities where factors like poverty, social stigma, and lack of access to condoms mean an increased risk for not only contraction, but also in ...
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