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International Day of Education

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  • Posted on January 25, 2019

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This week on January 24th the World celebrated the first ever International Day of Education. “This day is the occasion to reaffirm fundamental principles. Firstly, education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility. Secondly, education is the most powerful force in our hands to ensure significant improvements in health, to stimulate…



A Message of Hope from the DRC

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  • Posted on January 18, 2019

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This January marks two years since ACT started operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The DRC ranks as one of the poorest countries in the world, coming in at 176 out of 187, according to UN figures. The country also has about 80 million citizens, 63% of whom subsist below the poverty line…



How you can get involved with ACT!

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  • Posted on January 11, 2019

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Desperately seeking YOU! We are in the throes of January – the decorations are down, children are back to school and the 9-5 working day has resumed. After the excitement (and the expense!) of Christmas, it’s easy to fall into the metaphorical pit that is the January blues. However, do not fear – we here…



Our hopes and dreams for the New Year!

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  • Posted on January 5, 2019

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Happy 2019! We hope that you all had a lovely Christmas break and enjoyed your time seeing in the New Year. In line with the typical New Year’s Resolutions that characterise the early days of the year, for our first blog of the year we are thinking conscientiously about how we can best achieve all…



Thank you for all your support!

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  • Posted on December 28, 2018

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… We couldn’t have done it without you! 2018 has been a landmark year for the African Child Trust (ACT). It is the year of our 20th anniversary and we celebrated with a number of events, both in the UK and in the African countries where we work, attended by our supporters, well-wishers, partners, as…



Our Christmas Wishes

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  • Posted on December 21, 2018

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This Christmas, we all at ACT wish you joy and peace. Our wish is that you may spare a thought for those left disadvantaged and vulnerable by circumstances outside their control. Our mission is to support disadvantaged widows, orphans and communities through initiatives which empower, educate and economically develop their lives. We want to see…



International Anti-Corruption Day

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  • Posted on December 14, 2018

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… Corrupt University Admissions Processes Affect the Prospects of Disadvantaged Youth Sunday 9 December is the UN-designated International Anti-Corruption Day. It hopes to raise awareness of corruption found in both rich and poor countries worldwide. Despite being a global issue, the UN has found that corruption hurts those living in poverty disproportionately.  Africa is continuously…



A day in the life of an ACT intern

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  • Posted on December 7, 2018

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Are you passionate about helping others? Do you aspire to work in the charity sector? Are you interested in gaining experience and building your CV? ACT could be the perfect fit! We’re always excited to hear from enthusiastic applicants, and offer a variety of opportunities to suit whatever interests you! From writing blogs, to website…



WORLD AIDS DAY 2018

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  • Posted on November 30, 2018

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… Reflection on the tragic impact on children and widows The 1st December marks the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, a day dedicated towards raising awareness of the ongoing fight against AIDs-related illnesses that affect an estimated 36.7 million people around the world. The theme this year, “Know your status”, persuades global attitudes that…



Standing against gender-based violence

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  • Posted on November 23, 2018

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The 25th of November marks the International Day for the elimination of violence against women. From female genital mutilation, to sex trafficking, to infanticide, to domestic abuse; the ways in which women are subjected to violence in our world are numerous and ever present. Recently, Croatian MP Ivana Nincevic Lesandric informed Croatian parliament that after…