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 Teenagers — Murang'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.
Less Tear Drops, More Water Drops — Jinja, 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.
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.
Better Environment for Better Education — Ntenjela, 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.
Keeping Our Future Generation Safe — Makurdi 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.
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.
Wash4Peace — Sakyikrom, 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.
The Journey Much Desired — Malawi, – (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.
Give Back Strength — Niamey, 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.
Kenyan Youth for Peace — Nairobi, 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.