From Tragedy to Economics & Management Science…

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  • Posted on November 4, 2013

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Simeon Bankoungou is 24 years old & was born in Niega a village situated in the Centre-North region of Burkina Faso & has two older sisters. Their family back ground is in agriculture, his family have worked as farmers for generations. It was not long after enrolling at school that his father tragically caught Malaria…



Congratulations Daniel Gerald Modest!

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  • Posted on September 4, 2013

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Daniel is 23 years of age living in the Moshi region oF Tanzania. We are delighted to announce that Daniel has graduated from the Dar Es Salaam Institute of Finance Management. Since his graduation he has also received employment as an Assistant Auditor. Daniel’s father died from a stroke in 1997 when Daniel was only…



Zambia’s latest Female Graduate Engineer

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  • Posted on August 4, 2013

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  Copperbelt University graduate, Victoria Beza is the latest addition to the very small numbers of female engineers in Zambia. ACT has supported Victoria since secondary school to completion of her university degree where recently she obtained her BSc degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering. Pictured above is Victoria and Rev Kazhila, leader of LGF, Chingola, ACT’s…



Benjamin Triumphs Over Adversity

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  • Posted on June 4, 2013

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Today, November 20th Benjamin Martin receives his Bachelors of Art degree in Education. In May 2003 close to completing primary school standard seven in Korogwe, Tanzania, Benjamin lost his father. The family was totally dependant on his fathers income as a peasant farmer. That December the final school exam results came out and he was…



Vodafone grant will make world of difference to children in African countries

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  • Posted on February 10, 2012

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2 February 2012, Purley, Greater London. The African Child Trust’s (ACT) applicant Alessandra Lauria has won a place on this year’s Vodafone World of Difference UK programme. The scheme provides a grant to 500 charities every year, funding the organisations to employ their applicants for two to four months. Alessandra will be joining ACT this…