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Croydon charity celebrates 20th anniversary with new goal

GOALS: African Child Trust

CROYDON-BASED Christian charity African Child Trust (ACT) is marking its 20th anniversary with the aim to raise its support to 10,000 orphans and widows in Africa in the coming year, nearly doubling the numbers it currently supports.

In the twenty years since the charity was formed, ACT has helped over 6,500 people, with at least 3,600 orphans in disadvantaged children receiving welfare and educational support and with 1,100 widows receiving financial support and training.

ACT Founder and Director Dr Kunle Onabolu said: “As we commemorate our 20th anniversary, it is important that we set ourselves an ambitious goal for this year. Since 1998 more than 6,500 orphans and widows have received our support, with many of them going on to achieve greater things in life than they could have imagined. We measure our success in the lives transformed for the better. With the support of our sponsors and grassroots organizations, we hope to do so much more in the years to come.”

Founded in 1998, the African Child Trust is a UK registered charity that works in Africa to relieve poverty and advance development through the education of disadvantaged children, and the financial empowerment of widows. It provides skills training and financial support across eight African countries including Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Congo Democratic Republic and Nigeria.

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