MESSING ABOUT ON THE WATER TO RAISE MONEY

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  • Posted on July 28, 2016

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For a number of fun loving ACT supporters, Sunday 17th July was no ordinary Sunday. Everyone was up and out of bed early to make their way to Kingston for the Dragon Boat Challenge fundraising event. ACT takes part in this event each year, which is organised by the Kingston Rotary Club. This year, teams…



TANZANIA BANS CHILD MARRIAGE

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  • Posted on July 22, 2016

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Tanzania has banned child marriage in a historic ruling on 8th July 2016. Currently in Tanzania, 40% of girls are married under the age of 18, one of the highest child marriage rates in the world. Child brides are at risk of domestic violence and childbirth injuries, because their bodies are not ready to give…



UGANDA HIGH COMMISSIONER THANKS ACT

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  • Posted on July 15, 2016

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H.E. Prof. Joyce Kikafunda (centre) with Dr Kunle Onabolu (right) and Abby Olufeyimi (left) The Uganda High Commissioner to the UK, H.E. Professor Joyce Kikafunda has thanked ACT for standing with the people of Uganda in the development of their nation through education of its children, particularly disadvantaged vulnerable children and orphans. Prof Kikafunda made…



MEET JESSICA

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  • Posted on July 8, 2016

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  … Our New Intern Like many recent graduates, I was a bit stuck as to what I was going to do after university. I completed a BA degree in European Studies from Kings College, London in June. Some of my friends had big trips planned to Thailand and Australia; others were planning on doing…



BBC report highlights how girls in Malawi miss out on education because of their periods

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  • Posted on July 1, 2016

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  It is an issue that every school girl across the world faces as they grow into young women. However, in many parts of Africa, having a period each month results in millions of girls missing large parts of their education every year, resulting in some failing to finish school. The issue recently featured in…



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