Projects Awarded


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

  • Vijana Imara – Resilient TeenagersMurang'a County, Kenya(2018)

    Vijana Imara is a project started in 2017 by Shamim and Hannah, that aims to empower girls through education and to conduct discussions on topics that are seen as taboos such as sex, menstruation, consent, gender based violence and HIV/AIDS.

    Genre: Education and Health | Lead Name: Amandine Goncalves & Kamene Mang'oka

  • Less Tear Drops, More Water DropsJinja, Uganda(2018)

    This project is about providing a sustainable function of clean purified water for 600 families in Jinja, Uganda. The project consists of building a solar water pump that will include a water treatment system.

    Genre: Health | Lead Name: Pelin Turkmen

  • Pula le Nala ho bohle (Rain and prosperity to all)Ha-Mokhoro, Leribe, Lesotho(2018)

    The objectives are female emancipation, child welfare and health awareness. Seven girls from a disadvantaged background will be trained in sewing and knitting, and they will be paid to make winter-wear for infants and toddlers.

    Genre: Education and Health | Lead Name: Mamaswatsi Kopeka & Maduo Dijeng

  • Better Environment for Better EducationNtenjela, Malawi(2018)

    This Project focuses on providing better learning conditions for students in Ntenjela primary school. Currently, the school has very old classrooms which have cracks on the floors and walls. This project will involve renovating classrooms.

    Genre: Education and Construction | Lead Name: Novilhelha Moleni

  • Keeping Our Future Generation SafeMakurdi Town, Benue State, Nigeria(2018)

    The aim of this project is to help a mission school renovate the section set aside for taking care of children aged 0-3 years. The section has been left in a dilapidated state for a while now and many children stopped schooling.

    Genre: Construction | Lead Name: Mojekwu Peace Chiagoziem

  • Vijana Imara (Resilient Teenagers)Mukangu, Kenya(2017)

    The project's main aim was to reach out to young people in the Mukangu village and have discussions and create awareness on topics that are seen as taboo such as HIV/AIDS, consent, menstruation, sex education, gender based violence etc.

    Genre: Sex Education | Lead Name: Shamim Mohamed Ibrahim & Hannah Brendell

  • Wash4PeaceSakyikrom, Ghana(2017)

    Sakyikrom Primary School has poor toilet facilities, affecting attendance among female students. The project aimed at improving access to sanitation through establishing a toilet composting system, engendering a sustainable circular economy.

    Genre: Health and Construction | Lead Name: Akomea Richard Owusu & Lamine Sega Male

  • The Journey Much DesiredMalawi, (2017)

    The Journey Much Desired is an autobiographic novel following a refugee's life in Malawi and later in Swaziland, focusing on the struggles of being a refugee youth, and the continual disruption of education and friendships.

    Genre: Literature | Lead Name: John Michael Koffi

  • Give Back StrengthNiamey, Niger(2017)

    This project from UWC Mostar and UWC USA students was developed to teach women from suburbs of Niamey in Nigeria the who suffer from obstetric fistula, how to sew African print dresses and sell these to the local people.

    Genre: Entrepreneurship | Lead Name: Hadjaratou Gado Alzouma & Abdoul Nasser Bounia Yahya

  • Kenyan Youth for PeaceNairobi, Kenya(2017)

    Following the post election violence in 2007, the project was a conference with the youth (high school students) to enlighten them on how to fight tribalism and build a more united Kenya in the face of the upcoming elections.

    Genre: Education and Politics | Lead Name: Nawal Abdulrahman Ali & Shamim Mohamed