Act4Africa aims to promote gender justice for women and girls and to equip them with life skills to enable them to be free from poverty. The charity has a UK office in Altrincham and an operational base in Mayuge, Uganda.
In 2016 (the club’s 90th anniversary) we raised over £9,000 for A4A’s Health, Empowerment and Livelihoods (HEAL) project in Malawi; we are now supporting the HEAL Uganda project.
In 2018 we gave a donation to which enabled the charity to buy a goat – named Flossie – for their growing herd at Kathy’s Centre in Mayuge, Eastern Uganda. Goats form a vital part of their Health, Empowerment and Livelihoods (HEAL) programme which equips young women with the skills and training they need to become independent.
NEW HOPE RURAL TRUST
New Hope Rural Trust is based in Orissa, India. Initially we sent clean, used tights which were used for leprosy patients to secure dressings. When leprosy became less prevalent we continued to support the charity by funding a hospice for HIV/AIDS children and cataract operations for the elderly. We have sponsored a schoolgirl and continue to send used greetings cards which they upcycle.
Members are currently knitting beanie hats for the children. From late November to February they have very cold winds, which can cause the children to have chilblains on their ears; this is especially so for the Hill Tribes – the poorest of the poor – who are cared for by New Hope.
Mary’s Meals works in 19 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean providing children with a nutritious meal every day that they attend school, thus encouraging education and giving them a chance of a brighter future. We have undertaken the Backpack Project three times in recent years by supplying backpacks containing clothes and educational materials.
Action Aid works with women and girls living in poverty across Africa, Asia and Latin America. We have sponsored a schoolgirl, first Marzia and now Masoma, in Afghanistan for more than 12 years. Our donation provides food, water and education for Masoma as well as support to her community. In return we receive regular updates from her.
Our Programme Action Committee Climate group has produced a Collections and Recycling Directory which can be seen by clicking on the link below