Empowerment For Education

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In Koshe, children start school late and drop out quickly. Instead of learning skills in the classroom, they go straight to work, in the fields, in the home, on the streets, earning what pennies they can.

Rukungiri Disability

The combination of poverty and disability is toxic. Add stigma and discrimination, and the mix is even more destructive.

Wau Teacher Training

South Sudan is the world’s newest nation, and one of the world’s most fragile states. Years of war and violence mean education in South Sudan has been severely disrupted for generations. Only 27% of adults are literate, and prospects for children are dire.

Houtberg Childcare Centre

Due to economic isolation and internal political instability, 72% of people in Zimbabwe live below the poverty line.


Zambia has the fourth highest birth rate in the world and an extremely high HIV/AIDs burden. These factors combined with a high level of poverty – 60.5% of the population live below the poverty line – and a low level of education mean that life expectancy is low at 52 years old.


An average population age of just 15 years means that Uganda is disproportionately young. 19.7% of people live below the poverty line.

The Ark

The Ark is a day centre caring for up to 15 children with disabilities, in Soroti, a market town in rural north Uganda.

Spurgeons Academy

Kibera is the largest slum in Africa, located on the outskirts of Kenya's capital Nairobi. Heavily polluted by human waste and garbage, estimates vary, but up to one million people are believed to live crammed into an area of only 2.5 square kilometres,  in wood and sheet metal shacks.