Supporting women and girls in Africa to thrive independently through a transformative and holistic approach to health, education and livelihoods ABOUT US DONATE To see the lives of women and girls transformed within flourishing and equal communities across Africa WHAT WE DO

Act4Africa is a long-standing UK charity working with our dedicated and award-winning Uganda NGO to change attitudes, transform communities and save lives by providing education, health services, and livelihood programmes. At the heart of all we do is gender equality and its revolutionary impact on both individuals and wider societal development and growth. 

an urgent appeal

Help us combat the impact of Covid-19 and the recent flooding in Uganda

Can you help us provide families with life-saving food and help at this desperate time, and support us to rebuild stronger, more resilient communities? 

we believe in change

More than a million people reached

Since we began, we have provided over half a million people with HIV/AIDS and sexual health awareness training, tested around 100,000 people for HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and helped over 1500 women gain economic independence and receive on-going mentoring and support


Our approach to all of our work is called HEAL and deals with three areas:


We strive to combat the spread of infection, particularly HIV/AIDS, and to provide communities with clinics and reliable health education


We are committed to offering quality early years' education, as well as support to girls of all ages, and to influencing individuals and community leaders about the importance of female education


We work to boost women’s economic participation and security, and their ability to participate in enterprise and trade

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It is now approaching five months since 276 girls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Nigeria. It is nearly two years since Malala Yousafzai w...

This month saw us recognised with a USAid award for our contribution to family health via our Mayuge District-based Strides project. The Strides proje...

By Martin Smedley, CEO Anna told me that Malawi is well known for tea growing and since Act4africa came to her village she has benefitted by being abl...

By Alexandra, Act4Africa Intern HIV/AIDS has been with us now for 33 years. And yet misinformation and lack of knowledge about the disease persist in ...

Martin Smedley, CEO The way to reduce levels of poverty, hunger and HIV, is to empower women. Unfortunately in many developing nations women are faced...

By Sarah Istephan, Marketing Manager Last Thursday in Uganda saw the groundbreaking ceremony for Kathy’s Centre take place, marking the eagerly ant...

By Sarah Istephan, Marketing Manager After months of fundraising efforts and meticulous planning, construction on Kathy’s Centre is finally under wa...