Project information

University Education for orphans in Africa

ACT is seeking funding for 30 young orphan boys and girls that we have supported through primary and secondary school and who have successfully gained admission to study in universities in their home countries.This is in line with our objective that each child can achieve their potential in life.

September 2011 - July 2012

Charity information: ACT (African Child Trust)

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  • Need


    We believe in the right to an education for all. In Africa, disadvantaged orphans and children of poor widows are unable to afford the cost of education. Thereby limiting their potential in life which then affects their access to good jobs and caught up the vicious cycle of poverty, hence their dependency on aid.


    We aim to solve this problem by proving educational sponsorships to these disadvantaged children. If children who would not have been able to attend school are supported through scholarships, it opens up opportunities for future employment. Our aim through all this is to secure livelihoods and break the cycle of poverty and dependency on aid.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To support 30 older disadvantaged children and orphans who have gained admission into universities.


    » Providing Educational scholarships to cover their Tuition, Study Materials, Accommodation and Feeding.

    What success will look like

    Supporting the education of these disadvantaged children opens up opportunities for future employment

  • Impact


    In the long term, after completing their education, these children will be able to get employed which will enable them take care of themselves and their families, therefore breaking the cycle of poverty and dependency on aid.


    The risk exists that some of these children may not put in their best in their education.

    Monitoring and evaluation
    ACT has an in-country Project Officer in Tanzania who is responsible for the administration, monitoring and follow up of the children. Additionally, progress updates and the academic performance of each supported child is provided annually.


    Annual accounts and reports

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £18,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £7,500 Tuition 30 children @ £250 per Child
      £4,500 Study Materials 30 children @ £150 per Child
      £3,600 Accomodation 30 children @ £120 per Child
      £2,400 Feeding 30 children @ £80 per Child

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Thriplow Charitable Trust £1,800 Guaranteed
    The Souter Charitable Trust £9,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    These 30 older disadvantaged children and orphans who ACT has supported through primary and secondary schools are spread accross Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Uganda.


    30 older disadvantaged orphans and children of widows and their families will benefit from this project.

    these beneficiaries

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    ACT works in partnership with well-established community based organisations including Christian churches and schools that share the same vision of supporting people in need. through these relationships, we are able to operate well managed and comprehensively monitored projects.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Wunmi Obaisa

    Project Development officer responsible for liaising with ACT partners and in-country project officers to ensure successful implementation.

    In- Country Project Officers

    Work with partners and care teams in Country to ensure the successful project implementation, monitoring and reporting of the children's performance.


will pay for an Undergraduate for one year