News from Africa

Training Report

See here for our 2016 Training Report.

 

Africa Visit

From the 2nd February until 18th March 2012, two trustees visited Uganda, Lesotho and Swaziland, to continue work started three years ago on Stage 1 of the Project. This was to review and assess some of the best community development projects for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), in the initially chosen countries of Lesotho, Swaziland, Kenya and Uganda and then elsewhere, with the aim of disseminating effective ideas and appropriate methods of governments and local organisations in other countries and communities to help more children. It is also to make donor countries more aware of the needs of OVC in Africa; how they can best be met and funded.

 

It was also an opportunity to identify families and communities where it was appropriate to provide small amounts of funding to enable, for example, appropriate technology horticulture or income generating projects enabling self-sufficiency for the future. This is one of the principal outlets for funds raised during fundraising activities.

 

Update

This turned out to be a very successful visit and many of the objectives were achieved, including making partnerships or collaboration agreements with organisations and projects in the countries visited. We also gave some funding to three separate families, to help them start up three different income generating projects.

See here for our report of the visit.

No visits to Africa are planned in 2013, but preparations for Stage 2 of this project will continue throughout the year.

 

Latest news

We recently received feedback from one of the projects we funded, which you can read here.