Educaring Africa was established in Malawi in 2012 in partnership with native non-government organisation (NGO) Malawi Volunteer Organisation (MVO). The initiative was initially established under a new sponsorship program to help more local students attend secondary school. As the partnership evolved and more support for the initiative was generated, Educaring Africa has since grown to also initiate a number of medical and healthcare initiatives in Malawi, which most recently extended to its first major infrastructure project - the construction of a community medical centre.
As the organisation continues to build on every effort it makes to improve the lives of its beneficiaries, it has now extended its outreach to partner with another native NGO in Uganda - The Africa Sustainable Tourism Care Foundation (ASTCF). Since establishing its relationship with ASTCF, it has already helped initiate and support a number of its innovative and eco-focused projects, which aim to foster community driven development through a range of micro-finance, education and healthcare initiatives. Educaring Africa looks forward to helping ASTCF continue its efforts in Uganda into the future.
Our manifesto is simple. We believe in facilitating sustainable community-led development by initiating projects that provide the people with control to determine their own destinies. In particular for vulnerable and marginalised communities, such as women and youth, who often are denied basic rights to education, healthcare and socio-economic opportunities. Our approach is reflective of a "bottom-up" method, that promotes equality, transparency and sustainability. This is channelled through the support of our native parter organisations, who also abide by this same code of ethics. We also help ensure the security of our development partners by promoting 'voluntourism'.
Reports & Statements
Educaring Africa is an Australian registered company limited by guarantee and is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) in Australia. We are also registered with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) meaning all donations over $2 are tax-deductible. We're also a licensed fundraiser with Consumer Affairs Victoria.
Read our 2018 annual report for more information on our recent activities. Our constitution and and policy on working with children are also provided.