Projects Awarded


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

  • HOCET Project 2009Dar es Salaam, Tanzania(2009)

    Build a new dormitory, a road to join orphanage to other main roads, develop surrounding agricultural land to encourage self-sufficiency of orphanage, to teach math, sciences, geography and english, and finally develop a long-lasting partnership with the orphanage.

    Genre: Assisting Orphanage | Lead Name: Thomas Mbise, Jonathan de Leyser, Abby Morgan & My Tra Dang

  • Community supportFajara & Kusalang, Gambia(2008)

    This diverse project included support in the building of an extension to a local school enabling them to expand their intake of students. Other activities included assembling specialist medicated bed-nets in houses in the Kusalang Village and teaching younger students in Fajara to swim.

    Genre: School Construction, Teaching Swimming & Assembling Bed-nets | Lead Name: Caroline Martin & Stephanie Allen

  • HOCET Orphanage TanzaniaDar es Salaam, Tanzania(2008)

    Assist running of orphanage due to lack of personnel. Help to build a school. Teach in the orphanage.

    Genre: Assisting Orphanage | Lead Name: Kado E. Damball, Rahel Dette, My Dang & Llaima Cardenas

  • HIV/AIDS supportGaborone, Botswana(2007)

    The project helped to improve the lives of people who had been affected by HIV/AIDS.

    Genre: Assist HIV/AID patients | Lead Name: Sadi Kakhu

  • Social and farm workAntananariv, Ranomafana & Tamatave, Madagascar(2007)

    The project delivered across 3 locations in Madagascar included: engaging in social work in a small village near a garbage dump; working on farms around the surrounding national park and helping with environmental and health education programs.

    Genre: Health Education & Environmental Protection | Lead Name: Zeph Pendleton & Ranaivo Rajaonson

  • Healthcare support and awarenessJohannesburg & Cape Town, South Africa(2006)

    Provided support in a leukaemia hospital in Johannesburg. The project also increased awareness of domestic, social and economic issues to pupils in a school in Cape Town and successfully ran HIV/AIDS workshops.

    Genre: Hospital Work, Social Awareness & AID Awareness | Lead Name: Katrice Williams & Pila Dwenga

  • Watoto Wa AfricaNairobi, Kenya(2015)

    Share and experience cultures.

    Genre: Culture Exchange | Lead Name: Batool Suleimanji & Chantal Bake

  • The GoMAD AID Awareness ProjectNairobi, Kenya(2003)

    General support, through conversation and donations, for orphans, street children, families and slums who have all been affected by AIDS. Also includes 'theater of the Opressed' which opens up discussion about the epidemic.

    Genre: AIDS Awareness & Education | Lead Name: Ruth Wangechi Wang'Ondu (Shesh), Phoebe Ferris-Rotman & Siobhan McGuirk

  • Ukimwi NamiNairobi, Kenya(2002)

    Educate children, reduce predjudism and increase awareness of AIDS epidemic.

    Genre: AIDS Awareness & Education | Lead Name: Umra Omar

  • Educating poor people and support for drinking waterKuluba, Uganda(2002)

    The project established a base from which poor people could develop in terms of education and provided support for clean drinking water. The project delivered this by encouraging people to work together.

    Genre: Education & Sanitation Improvements | Lead Name: Michael Amane