Celebrating World Health Day!

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  • Posted on April 5, 2019

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From its inauguration in 1948, World Health Day has always been observed on 7th April. Each year, a specific theme is chosen with the view to highlight various world health issues and make a positive impact on global health as a whole. This year’s theme, Universal Health Coverage, expresses the need for everyone to have…



FIONA: A UGANDAN SUCCESS STORY

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  • Posted on March 29, 2019

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The work we do at African Child Trust (ACT) focuses on building relationships with individuals and communities. Working in partnership with them, we nurture and develop these relationships over many years. In challenging conditions, often involving conflict, displaced persons and crippling deprivation, we aim to give hope to the hopeless. But, our educational and developmental…



Bearing Gifts of Kindness

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  • Posted on March 21, 2019

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…Kids from St Chads Primary School, Croydon reach out to children in Ipaja! To celebrate International Day of Happiness, we share with you our story about the transformative power of kindness. There is nothing quite like giving someone you care about a gift – whether for a birthday or other celebration. Seeing the surprise and…



HOW ACT IS HELPING TO END PERIOD POVERTY

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  • Posted on March 15, 2019

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UK government pledge to end period poverty worldwide by 2030 Ahead of International Women’s Day celebrated on Friday 8th March, Penny Mordaunt (Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Women and Equalities), announced on Monday 4th March a new UK government campaign to end period poverty globally by 2030. This was good news…



Partnerships that make a difference!

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  • Posted on March 8, 2019

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“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much” – Helen Keller   … Working with Justice & Peace in Tanzania A common question we receive is “how does ACT carry out its work in 8 countries of Africa?” The answer is that we work through partners. Our partners are from Christian…