ACT IN THE UK

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  • Posted on April 7, 2016

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At the African Child Trust, one of our challenges is to continually try and raise awareness of who we are and what we’re trying to achieve. On the 3rd of March, we took part in a very enjoyable event at Old Palace School in Croydon, filling our information desk with ACT leaflets, pictures, newsletters and of…



MY INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE WITH ACT

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  • Posted on March 24, 2016

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Reading on the website about the recent blog on Development and how the African Child Trust (ACT) stepped up to bring pipe borne water to a small community in Western Kenya brought back memories and reminded me of the practical and effective way that ACT goes about its work of fighting poverty among the poor…



CHANGING LIVES … THE STORY OF METHORD

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  • Posted on March 18, 2016

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Kagera is a region in the north-west of Tanzania, bordering with Rwanda and Burundi to the west and the shores of Lake Victoria to the east. It is a beautiful, rural mountainous area of lush forests. Kagera is the region worst affected by HIV/Aids in Tanzania and is economically poor. As a result it has…



DEVELOPMENT – HOW GOVERNMENTS CAN GET IT WRONG

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  • Posted on March 10, 2016

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… ACT steps up to help a community   In 2010, the then new UK coalition government, cancelled DFID (Department for International Development) support for an initiative to expand the capacity of diaspora led small UK charities carrying out development projects at grass roots in developing countries. Although DFID’s in-house monitoring and evaluation reported that…



Bush never smiles …the story of Kibwika

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  • Posted on March 3, 2016

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ACT had been supporting Kibwika for three years before I (Kunle) met him for the first time in Jinja in 2008. He was in Form 1 at the well regarded Goodheart Secondary School. At 17 years of age, it was not a surprise that he was the oldest in the class. How did he feel…