ACT (African Child Trust)

ACT (African Child Trust)

Charity information

ACT (African Child Trust)

African Child Trust is a UK registered charity that works in Africa to relieve poverty and advance development through the education of disadvantaged children and the empowerment of widows. It provides skills training and financial support across eight African countries.

Founded 1998

  • Mission statement

    ACT aims to break the cycle of poverty by supporting widows and giving children (fatherless and/or orphans) the opportunity to achieve their full potential in life so that they can support them and their family in future.

    While the children (orphans or fatherless) are supported with their education, widowed mothers and guardians are provided with life skills necessary to enable them to get into and/or run micro-finance schemes as a means to eventually become financially independent.

  • Aims

    ACT (African Child Trust) aims to:

    • Educating disadvantaged fatherless children and/or orphans to their full capabilities (secondary, college and/or university).
    • Empowering Women/Widows/Guardians through counselling, literacy and business skills training to enable them generate an income so they can sustain their families.
    • Enriching entire communities by providing technical and material support to local schools and health services, especially in relation to the HIV/AIDS crisis.
    • Sending out skilled volunteers on placements to support our projects.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1998

    Registered Charity Number: 1158266

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 02086880386

    Address: 40 Tamworth Road Croydon CR0 1XU

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • University Education for orphans in Africa

    ACT is seeking funding for 30 young orphan boys and girls that we have supported through p... More