Invisible Women: ACT for the people otherwise forgotten

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  • Posted on June 21, 2019

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“You feel frustration and shame that your own children cannot go to school, or worse that they have been thrown out of school.  This is not because they are incapable academically, but simply that they cannot afford school fees or buy school uniform or school books”. – Fathi, (Hamdalaye, Burkina Faso) In many countries with…



Children should work on dreams, not in fields!

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  • Posted on June 12, 2019

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… World Day Against Child Labour When a child comes into the world every parent’s dream is that they may have access to opportunities they could never dream of and the chance to live out their hopes and dreams. However, the sad reality today is that 152 million children will never know the joys of…



A day in the life of a Communications and Marketing Intern

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  • Posted on June 7, 2019

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“If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever.” — Kofi Annan … National Volunteers’ Week Hello, I’m Jamie and I am currently a Volunteer Communications and Marketing Intern at the African Child Trust. I decided to write…



Let there be Light!

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  • Posted on May 31, 2019

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… How Toki is using her candle to light many children’s candles There is a beauty that comes with using your candle to light another person’s and watching that light spread as multiple candles are lit as a result of that one light. This is the impact that Toki Mitchell’s visit had on ACT supported…



Tolerance and Hope in Burkina Faso

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  • Posted on May 24, 2019

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In the 20 years since we began working in Burkina Faso, our experience has been that it is a country of tolerant, upright and honest people.  The name Burkina Faso translates as ‘Land of upright people’. Over the years the nation has been let down by poor internal governance and has led to it been…