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 Ebola — Makeni, 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.
Lus-cycling — Lusaka, Zambia – (2016)
Teaching children in Zambia about the environment.
Freetown Cheshire Home Project — Freetown, 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.
Fighting Infant Mortality — Ouagadougou, 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.
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.
Agola Village Fish Farming Project — Agola, Uganda – (2013)
Reduce poverty through improved fish farm and modern agriicultural practices, increasing income of farmers, promote unity in group members.
Lusaka Library Project — Outside 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.
Zimbabwe Youth Initiative — Harare, Zimbabwe – (2013)
Motivating youth to set up community projects and increase awareness of the opportunities for financial aid.
Yam Multiplication — Imo State, Nigeria – (2012)
Presented the MINISETT method of production to small village, using one yam tuber for more than one new yam.
Kenya and Uganda summer project — Nairobi & 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.