Projects Awarded


Below is a sample of some of the projects which UWC students have made a difference in Africa with GoMakeADifference’s support.

  • Supporting Orphans of EbolaMakeni, Sierra Leone(2016)

    GoMakeADifference volunteers worked in collaboration with the Women’s Forum for Human Rights and Democracy to distribute learning materials to Ebola Virus Disease orphans in Sierra Leone’s Municipality of Makeni.

    Genre: Health | Lead Name:

  • Lus-cyclingLusaka, Zambia(2016)

    Teaching children in Zambia about the environment.

    Genre: Environmental Awareness | Lead Name: Kirsty Hawk and Sofia Corti

  • Freetown Cheshire Home ProjectFreetown, Sierra Leone(2016)

    UWC students worked together to provide the children at Freetown Cheshire Home with proper access to water facilities by refurbishing its borehole and ensure that water can be accessed using a pump. Their overall goal was to improve their quality of life, personal hygiene and overall health of the children at the home.

    Genre: General Community Assistance | Lead Name: Bassie Bondeva Turay, Haja Isatu Bah, Modupe Taylor Pearce and Maria Teresa Julianell

  • Fighting Infant MortalityOuagadougou, Burkina Faso(2016)

    Olivia Tienin ran a program in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to help 70 mothers keep their children safe, as infant mortality rates continue to rise across the country. She provided them with access to free healthcare, regular medical monitoring and practical medical supplies.

    Genre: Health | Lead Name: Olivia Tienin

  • A Voice for the Voiceless, Zimbabwe(2016)

    Blessing Chirimbani worked with her family to refurbish St Joseph’s Home for Boys in Zimbabwe. In doing so, she aimed to improve the living conditions and quality of life of the young boys living at St Joseph’s.

    Genre: General Community Asssistance | Lead Name: Blessing Chirimbani

  • Agola Village Fish Farming ProjectAgola, Uganda(2013)

    Reduce poverty through improved fish farm and modern agriicultural practices, increasing income of farmers, promote unity in group members.

    Genre: Poverty reduction | Lead Name: Bartholomew Gavana

  • Lusaka Library ProjectOutside Lusaka, Zambia(2013)

    Educate children outside city, no reading material, start up a library in existing room on farm in Makeni, then move to other area for another library.

    Genre: Education | Lead Name: Phillipa Hawke

  • Zimbabwe Youth InitiativeHarare, Zimbabwe(2013)

    Motivating youth to set up community projects and increase awareness of the opportunities for financial aid.

    Genre: Youth leadership | Lead Name: Dumisile Mtambo & Rutendo Chabikwa

  • Yam MultiplicationImo State, Nigeria(2012)

    Presented the MINISETT method of production to small village, using one yam tuber for more than one new yam.

    Genre: Poverty reduction | Lead Name: Chizitera Njoku

  • Kenya and Uganda summer projectNairobi & Gulu, Kenya/Uganda(2011)

    Slum in Kibera, Nairobi, clearing water system blocked by rubbish, work in orphanage, in Gulu, Uganda working in Internally displaced peoples camp.

    Genre: Health | Lead Name: Sheila Namirembe