Obviously over the past 18 moths, the covid pandemic has not made things easy. Nevertheless, we actively pursue our support of projects driven by women entrepreneurs in Africa.
The children's education art studio in Khayeltisha township is now ready and almost operational.
Read further to find out what is going on !
Catherine Schueler, Nick Barraud
A miracle ! Nomonde returns home.
Back to Langa when we feared the worst
After truly testing times since Christmas and fear that the health of dear Nomonde, the lady-entrepreneur from Langa township was failing, we got the fantastic news that she could return home from the hospital and can even walk !
Now she is well enough to resume the life-saving treatment at the private Christian Barnaard Medicare clinic with a drug called herceptin, administered every three weeks. Thanks to your support !
Nomonde and her family have asked us to thank you all - without you she probably would not be with us anymore.
Creche for the young in Langa
Moving kids from an overheated
ship container to a permanent facility
The project is on hold until we can travel to Cape Town, hopefully in November, to negotiate with the local authorities in Langa township regarding the plot of land they have promised for this construction.
With Mzansi restaurant working at minimal capacity and no money to go around we can only wish that the pandemic will be overcome somehow. The sooner the better...
Opening soon !
The Mgadi Art Project in Khayelitsha township
At last...Mgadi Art Project for children
supported by ACT is officially registered.
Our artist and teacher friend Mgadi manages, somehow, to scratch a living for his family despite the lockdowns due to the current pandemic.
Furthermore, he obtained the paperwork done at CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission) as well as the lease agreement for the facility to hold art classes for children after school hours in one of the largest townships in South Africa .
ACT will be paying the rent of the facility as well as providing all the necessary materials for art.
Upcoming projects in Senegal
Leveraging a great image,
a superb destination... and local talent.
Tourism is the segment where the fastest return with minimal investment can be achieved.
Despite a few recent protests, Senegal remains a beacon of stability & tolerance in West Africa. The tourism project supporting women entrepreneurs will take off.
The ACT project has the support of hoteliers and authorities in Saint Louis du Sénégal so once we can get on site, the wheels will be set in motion.
As we speak, intensive fishing by foreign fleets just a few miles offshore is depleting the resource and impoverishing the entire fishing community.
This is why alternative jobs in tourism are essential in contributing to mitigate the need for emigration.
An incredible story - an inspiration for all of us
How can it be ?
From abandoned street kid in Beirut
to internationally recognised composer and conductor.