Africa Trust - Donations
Information About Donations
The volunteer programme in Africa now continued by Africatrust Networks which was founded by St.David's(Africa)Trust has always had a key feature - sustainable
and useful gifts sourced in-country for each project which kindly hosts the volunteers. It is our modest way of saying "Thank-you".
The funds are raised by the visiting volunteers [with our assistance]
and form one "pot". This money goes complete to Africa. There are
no deductions. We donate the banking costs for the transfer. The "complete
pot" is then distributed by the team with the advice of the in-country
Director. Everyone participates equally in the decision making irrespective
of their contribution. Cash donations are only ever made in very exceptional
circumstances. Revenue costs are not supported. We try to provide the extra.
It is not an "Ongoing Donor Programme". It is a "Thank you"
Each volunteer is encouraged to raise [with our advice] the sum
These are minimum targets and anyone may donate. If you are reading
this not as a volunteer but wish to donate then kindly use our contact
page to do so. Computers, educational software, good condition and relevant
books are always needed. Currently less than 1% of Total World Internet Users
are in Africa but the population of Africa is more than 10% of the Total World
Population. The Internet is potentially the greatest overall educational aid
since printing was invented.
In the past volunteers have donated educational toys and built a playground
at the Orphanage in Taroudant, Morocco [see
At the Residential Centre for Disabled Children in Khemisset,
Morocco volunteers have donated several wheel-chairs and arranged
an English Speaking Day for the town to which the BritishAmbassador
came bringing nine new magnificent wheel-chairs. The swimming
pool was repaired and the well improved so that water shortages
were overcome. At the Residential and Day Centre for Disabled
Children in Casablanca, Morocco a new deep-freeze was donated
to improve food storage hygiene, a FAX machine to improve communication
between resident children and their families as well as presenting
plenty of books and some wheel-chairs.
[see 1996 -98 reports]
In Ghana there has been a playground built at a Leprosy Re-habilitation
Centre near Cape Coast [see
1995 Newletter] and many other donations, including computers
to the Leprosy Re-habilitation Centre ,through to the Young
Persons' library in 2001 at Dunkwa-on-Offin [see
2001 Report] .
In Mali there have been a range of different donations for young people
[see 1999 - 2000 Reports]
In Ghana during 2001 and 2002 there has been donated a gymnasium in Cape Coast
for young people to use in conjunction with the free use of the swimming pool
owned by the host site. A fine donation towards this came from The International
School of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo, Japan who visited this web page in their
search for suitable youth projects in Africa. We extend our grateful thanks
Further information on donations please refer to our contact