Projects Awarded


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

  • Agola Village Fish Farming ProjectAgola, Uganda(2013)

    Reduce poverty through improved fish farm and modern agriicultural practices, increasing income of farmers, promote unity in group members.

    Genre: Poverty reduction | Lead Name: Bartholomew Gavana

  • Lusaka Library ProjectOutside 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.

    Genre: Education | Lead Name: Phillipa Hawke

  • Zimbabwe Youth InitiativeHarare, Zimbabwe(2013)

    Motivating youth to set up community projects and increase awareness of the opportunities for financial aid.

    Genre: Youth leadership | Lead Name: Dumisile Mtambo & Rutendo Chabikwa

  • Yam MultiplicationImo State, Nigeria(2012)

    Presented the MINISETT method of production to small village, using one yam tuber for more than one new yam.

    Genre: Poverty reduction | Lead Name: Chizitera Njoku

  • Kenya and Uganda summer projectNairobi & 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.

    Genre: Health | Lead Name: Sheila Namirembe

  • Children of the GambiaKusalang, Gambia(2010)

    Teaching, building,

    Genre: Education | Lead Name: Stephanie Allen, Caroline Martin

  • Engaging and educating childrenKikambala & Thika / Mbale & Entebbe, Kenya/Uganda(2010)

    This multifaceted project taught environmentally, sustainable farming methods in schools and basic first aid skills. It encouraged the exchange of cultures between UWC schools in Kenya and Uganda and aimed to inspire children to step out of their comfort zones.

    Genre: General Community Assistance | Lead Name: Kwamboka Happiness & Christine Ajinjeru

  • Sanitation improvementsNairobi, Kenya(2009)

    This project involved constructing 4 toilets in order to improve sanitation and reduce the prevalence of disease.

    Genre: Community Construction | Lead Name: Anne Ogake Angwenyi

  • Teaching English and other communications skillsKigali, Rwanda(2009)

    This project engaged orphans in various activities to encourage interaction with people from other nationalities. The orphans were taught English and other vital skills in information, technology and sustainability. They were encouraged to use positive thinking about their situation.

    Genre: Assisting Orphanage | Lead Name: Fabiola Miakassissa & Innocent Mugyenzi

  • 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