Act4Africa

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Registered address
17b Seamons Road,
Altrincham,Greater Manchester
WA14 4ND

Phone
0161 941 1435

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Charity number
1092074

Grow A Girl

In Uganda, 85% of girls drop out of school early and almost half are married before they reach 18

With your help,[b] Act4Africa[/b] aims to combat this shocking statistic by sowing the seeds for a healthy and educated life.

Just £25 a month will pay for the schooling of one girl, one of Act4Africa's teenage Peer Educators, for an entire year.

What is a Peer Educator?

Peer Educators are young women who deliver our programme of interactive gender equality education to the youth community, providing an effective and sustainable means to educate young Africans about health and gender related issues.

Grow A Girl Peer Educators

What do they do?

Peer Educators are designed to spread Act4Africa’s educational programme to communities, with a particular focus on the young and the vulnerable. We believe the best people to deliver our programmes are within the communities themselves.

How do they do it?

Peer Educators run weekly meetings called Life Club, a bit like an after school drama club. In these meetings they use Theatre for Development techniques, role play etc, to educate their peers using the Act4Africa training manual. They also get regular support visits from the Act4Africa team.

Why should I sponsor a Peer Educator?

The sponsorship scheme is to create a means to support the Peer Educators as part of our Grow A Girl programme. Educating these girls is vital to both Act4Africa’s future mission and to the sustainability of the Peer Educator scheme. Your money goes directly towards assisting our Peer Educators to deliver Act4Africa’s message.

How much does it cost?

A donation of £25 per month will not only cover a girls complete school costs for a year but also provides additional resources which will allow Act4Africa to train and support her as a peer educator.  In addition to regular monthly donations, Act4Africa also welcomes one-off donations towards the scheme.

What do I get?

Sponsorship not only contributes to changing the lives of girls by empowering them to further engage with their peers and community at a grassroots level, it also offers a number of donor benefits.

Both regular and one-off donors will receive an annual update, detailing the progress of the overall Peer Educator programme. Regular donors will receive additional correspondence from their child and will be invited to submit correspondence to a designated address. Information explaining the programme, the benefits of child sponsorship and the work Act4Africa does will be sent to all donors upon initial registration.

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