Providing meaningful support to developing community projects in Africa
Our partner projects are community-based organisations who operate independently from African Adventures. We don’t run them, and we never will. We work in collaboration with them to help them grow, develop and provide the best support to their local communities.
Our partner projects are mostly schools, though we also support a birthing clinic in Ghana. We provide financial and volunteer support to schools because education is by far the most effective way to improve opportunities for young people and help to alleviate long-term poverty.
We encourage and support innovation, enterprise and sustainability at the projects. Micro-finance initiatives (small local enterprises) help to make projects sustainable and provide local community members with valuable employment skills. It is in the interest of everyone to reduce reliance on grants and donations.
Our Project-led Philosophy
African Adventures maintains a project-led philosophy
Our partner projects are not run by us, they are run totally autonomously. This is entirely down to one simple fact: the local project leaders know the projects inside out, and far better than we do. This model of partnership is epitomised by our relationship with The Walk Centre.
Projects provide us with a clear direction of their own development. We respond to their needs in the most effective way possible, by providing volunteers, capital and resources for sustained and manageable growth. We always do our best to be flexible and adaptable.
We don’t just talk the talk, we ensure that each project benefits year on year from volunteering. Find out more about our tangible impact here.
- Number of Projects
Our Community Development Pledge
Our commitment to always put our partner projects first
We always put our partner projects first.
We only partner with projects run by local people.
We carefully plan project work so that volunteers instigate real change.
We don’t commit to more than we can deliver.
We will always be adaptable to help best serve the projects.