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International Widows Day Blog (Fri 23rd June 2017)

International Widows Day (IWD) is a global day of focus for effective action to raise awareness and help widows and their children around the world who are suffering through poverty, illiteracy, HIV/AIDS, conflict and social injustice. The theme of this year’s day is ‘Never Alone’ – specifically emphasising on the loneliness ...
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Zambia hosts the 2nd International ACT Convention

“For each child you send to school, that will otherwise have been on the road, you are changing Zambia and investing in its future” (Bishop Nelly Chikwanda) Zambia is the country where ACT’s work started in Africa in 1998. Nineteen years later, the nation has hosted the second International ACT ...
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World Day Against Child Labour – 12 June, 2017

As we mark World Day Against Child Labour 2017, African Child Trust asks that you consider the following scenario: a nine year old boy from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) demonstrating promise academically, has his world turned upside down. His father has suffered an injury that has left ...
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National Volunteer Week

…. Meet Purvi who is making a difference at ACT Volunteers’ Week was established in the UK in 1984. It is now an event which takes place at the start of June each year to recognise the contribution made by millions of people who volunteer in their communities across the ...
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Edet Orphans’ Home Callously Demolished – Urgent Help Required

Hannah Edet from Ipaja, Nigeria, was returning home from a local academy, where she is attending a course to prepare her for Nigeria universities entrance exams, only to find that her home had been demolished and her family’s personal belongings had been destroyed. She straight away went to her landlord ...
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