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Africa’s Gift supports largely rural communities in southern Africa (principally Lesotho, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Malawi) and Uganda, working closely with community members to effect change through the development of practical solutions to clearly identified needs.
We also reach out to UK community members who wish to become involved - at home or overseas.
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In this, our 10th Anniversary year, Africa's Gift is working hard to offer 'new' opportunities for volunteers to join us in making a difference in the southern hemisphere. We firmly believe that everyone has something to offer, and with this in mind we invite you to consider your, and your friends', possible involvement....
Following several years successful collaboration with Wonderbag - manufacturers of the revolutionary thermal cooking bag - our volunteers can now join one of our dynamic Wonderbag activation visits. These typically see groups beginning their journey at the Wonderbag factory in Durban, meeting Sarah Collins, CEO & inventor of the Wonderbag, and buying supplies - which they then go on to introduce and demonstrate to communities along their route."The Wonderbag activations were utterly joyous. It is amazing to see the difference that can be made with this simple technology!" Elizabeth Latham
Learn about how you can join such a group at Wonderbag Activation Visit, January 2019.
All current visits have strong Wonderbag aspect, but this last one in Cape Town also includes working alongside a group who run football mentoring programmes, to install key-hole gardens for food production in the township.
If your circumstances prevent a hands-on visit at present, you can support one of our visiting groups by paying for a Wonderbag to be introduced into a south African community here
To buy one for your own use (UK only at present) click here
Or to BOGOF (one for UK delivery and one for an Africa community) click here
Anyone living in South Yorkshire is bound to have now seen our zebra roaming around the streets. Regular sightings are most likely at schools, community centres or businesses undertaking shoe collections for our Happy Feet initiative - sending donated shoes to be re-homed in Africa - but don't hesitate to let us know via our Facebook page if you have seen it elsewhere.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to organise your own organisation's footwear collection.
If you live in the West Midlands, we are currently trialling doorstep collections - of both footwear AND clothing - in partnership with SAB Textiles, so why not get in touch to discuss your needs?
Thank you for your support of our work both at home and abroad!