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Shukurat’s Lagos and coping under Lockdown

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  • Posted on June 26, 2020

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“We live in an estate with several hundreds of other families. Each family has a 1 or 2 room apartment. We share the bathroom and kitchen spaces. We don’t have tap water. One of us children has to go out to fetch water for us. Often there is along cue to fetch water, but sometimes…



We’d just like to say …Thank You!

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  • Posted on June 19, 2020

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‘We will survive. We have to… thanks to you’ The UK government’s attempt to keep the economy moving in the coronavirus lockdown with the furlough and grants schemes have helped many businesses and perhaps some of the bigger charities. For smaller charities, government help has been non-existent. We are not included in the grant scheme…



Cry of Children of Ngara

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  • Posted on June 12, 2020

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Ngara is a district of Kagera, the furthermost region of Tanzania to the northwest. Kagera borders with Uganda to the north, Rwanda and Burundi to the west and Lake Victoria to the east. Rwinyana is a collection of small remote villages in Ngara, situated just 7 Kilometres from the border with Burundi and 10 kilometres…



Lawrence – The computer Whiz Kid

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  • Posted on June 5, 2020

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After 3 months under strict lockdown, Uganda, one of Africa’s many landlocked nations has started lifting its restrictions. Citizens living in the border region with neighbouring Rwanda fleeing the threat of conflict between the two nations, added to shortage of food due to shutdown of transport system and widespread poverty, have brought Kampala, the capital…



No Work, no Pay… no Food!

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  • Posted on May 29, 2020

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… Living with the new normal in Ipaja, Lagos Yetunde Joseph of Community Development Link, Ipaja, ACT partner organisations in Nigeria, gives us an insight to the impact of covid-19 on the lives of the families that ACT support and how it affects our work in Ipaja, Lagos.  Since writing this blog, some of the…



A Life Transformed – Jackson Abel Charles

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  • Posted on May 22, 2020

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Jackson is 20 years old and dreams of becoming a doctor. A laudable ambition wherever you are in the world. The career path to become a doctor demands dedication, determination and hard work, it could be likened to climbing the mountain of ambition. Some students look at the path ahead and decide to choose a…



JAIME TELLS IT ALL

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  • Posted on May 15, 2020

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‘The key to success is often the ability to act,’ (Confucius) Keeping up the communication in the Covid-19 new normal Jaime, our communications Intern, reflects on how we at ACT are adapting to the covid-19 pandemic and communicating our work to supporters and the wider public, during this testing time. Like the other staff members,…



Living under lockdown in Kenya

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  • Posted on May 8, 2020

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“We are grateful to God for allowing us to be his hand’s and his feet in this way,” – Anna, I-Afrika Anna Cuthel of I-Afrika and Bishop Wanyama of Jesus To All Nations Ministry (JTAN), ACT partner organisations in Kenya, give us their insight of how life is for disadvantaged children, orphans and widows that…



Transforming lives through Events fundraising

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  • Posted on May 1, 2020

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“Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.” – Michelle Obama …. How covid-19 is affecting our fundraising Aniceth Donard could very easily have missed out of attending medical school. Having lost his father and his widowed mother struggling to feed 6 children without a job, his chances of continuing his secondary…



Coronavirus – How it’s impacting our work in Africa

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  • Posted on April 24, 2020

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                    … A glimpse into the impact in Tanzania ACT Project Officers, Fr Honoratus (Ngara) and Stella Maganga (Biharamulo), describe how the coronavirus is affecting their communities and impacting our work in Kagera region, Tanzania. In this part of the world, it’s interesting how so little…