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 Project — Agola, Uganda – (2013)
Reduce poverty through improved fish farm and modern agriicultural practices, increasing income of farmers, promote unity in group members.
Lusaka Library Project — Outside 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.
Zimbabwe Youth Initiative — Harare, Zimbabwe – (2013)
Motivating youth to set up community projects and increase awareness of the opportunities for financial aid.
Yam Multiplication — Imo State, Nigeria – (2012)
Presented the MINISETT method of production to small village, using one yam tuber for more than one new yam.
Kenya and Uganda summer project — Nairobi & 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.
Children of the Gambia — Kusalang, Gambia – (2010)
Engaging and educating children — Kikambala & 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.
Sanitation improvements — Nairobi, Kenya – (2009)
This project involved constructing 4 toilets in order to improve sanitation and reduce the prevalence of disease.
Teaching English and other communications skills — Kigali, 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.
HOCET Project 2009 — Dar 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.