Woodhall Capital Foundation visit ACT!

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  • Posted on March 1, 2019

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Last month, we were honoured to receive a visit from Woodhall Capital Foundation at the ACT Office in Croydon. Our work had been made known to the Foundation by an ACT ambassador, who had recognised the shared interests of both organisations. Woodhall Capital Foundation is the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Woodhall Capital, a…



Christmas comes early to children of Ipaja Community, Nigeria!

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  • Posted on February 22, 2019

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…Christmas in February? On 13th February, ACT was delighted to welcome a number of kind and inquisitive children from local primary school, St Chad’s, to the ACT Office. These children are currently engaged in ACT’s Youth IDEA programme, which provides youth with the opportunity of learning about international development through an exploration of the work…



How our Ulemu Project is helping to end child marriage in Malawi

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  • Posted on February 15, 2019

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Educating children and enriching communities are at the forefront of our work at the African Children Trust (ACT).  In fact, alongside empowering widows, they make up two of our three core aims.  Across the eight (8) countries where we have a presence in Africa, we work hard to alleviate poverty by helping as many children…



Standing against Girl Mutilation

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  • Posted on February 8, 2019

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  … International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), also known as genital cutting or female circumcision, refers to the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia.  It includes any other practice which causes harm to the genitalia for non-therapeutic purposes. FGM is widely practised in Africa,…



Bringing hope to the widows of Ipaja, Nigeria

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  • Posted on February 1, 2019

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The importance of psychosocial support Many widows across a majority of sub-Saharan African countries can attest to the cruel treatment received following the death of their spouse. However, recent reports have found that it is a major issue in parts of Nigeria, where 3.5 million of the estimated 258 million widows worldwide reside.[i] In Nigeria,…



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