Below is a sample of some of the projects which UWC students have made a difference in Africa with GoMakeADifference’s support.
Let’s give them the power! — Saponè, Burkina Faso – (2018)
Allowing women specially widows in a rural area and who do not have any activity with a revenue to start local chicken farming on a small scale.
Botho Connect — Gaborone, Botswana – (2018)
This project aims to connect NGOs in need of assistance with volunteers and possible donors, through an online platform where NGOs can post their requirement for volunteers and donations. It also seeks to encourage a volunteering culture in Botswana.
Britain’s Forgotten History: Zimbabwe — , UK & Zimbabwe – (2018)
Increase knowledge of Britain's colonial history among British youth through the production and spread of a documentary that explores the long term influences of, and current attitudes towards, the British Empire in Zimbabwe.
Skills for Keeps, an Initiative for Innovation — Lagos, Nigeria – (2018)
This is a technology skill development program for Nigerian youths (ages 10-14) in Lagos. The two main aims are to impart useful and continuous knowledge in IT to improve innovation and also bridge the existing digital and social divide.
Give Them Hope (GTH) — Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo – (2018)
To help Congolese orphans by giving them hope to make their future, looks better by visiting some place in the country where old orphans did great things and visiting some of those old orphans who have a better life right now to inspire and help them.
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.