How we work

We put people first

Supporting women and girls in Africa to thrive independently through a transformative and holistic approach to health, education and livelihoods

Act4Africa is a long-standing charity with a vision of seeing the lives of women and girls transformed within flourishing and equal communities in Africa.
We work to change attitudes, transform communities and save lives through providing education, health services, and training and support in life- and vocational-skills. At the heart of all we do is gender equality and its revolutionary impact on both individuals and wider societal development and growth.


Set up in 2000 by husband and wife team Martin and Kathy Smedley, Act4Africa UK works in partnership with its dedicated NGO partner, Act4Africa Uganda, to prioritise the needs of women and girls.
Working at a grass-roots level, we:
The key components of our approach are:

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We really appreciate your support for Act4Africa. Without your help, it wouldn’t be possible to continue our work in tackling gender inequality, changing lives and giving hope to women and girls in Africa.