Africa’s Gift began life like many community groups and projects. A small group of like-minded people getting together with an idea for making things better. In many ways Africa’s Gift was the original test group for the services and help we now provide. We were given the opportunity to form a relationship with a community group in Malealea, Lesotho. The community group continues to be one of our partners and is now known as the Malealea Development Trust, located at the multi-award winning Malealea Lodge.
It reconnected a group of young people with education and caused them to re-evaluate their career ambitions. The students' self-belief and confidence increased even more when the project was case studied in the National Science Museum and at the Royal Geographical Society.
After we’d seen the scale of the benefits community partnerships can produce we decided to formalise what we were doing and form Africa’s Gift. Africa’s Gift is a registered charity. Our charity number is 1149830