Alongside Africa is a UK-based not for profit organisation that is committed to a world in which every person has the opportunity to earn a living. We recognise the rights of marginalised and disadvantaged children, individuals and communities to be able to take responsibility for their own development and independence. We focus on providing opportunities, not aid and our efforts are geared towards developing countries – initially in Africa.
We work in partnership with local authorities, community groups and individuals to reach the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Our strap line of opportunities, not aid recognises the right of marginalised and disadvantaged communities to be able take responsibility for their own development, and for this to be achieved with dignity and self respect, critical factors that are often lost when aid is provided instead of opportunities.
A world in which every individual has the opportunity to make a living.
To create self-sustaining communities.
Why Support Alongside Africa?
For a start, we believe in providing opportunities rather than aid, and we only work through and with established and trusted not for profit partners that we know personally. We also know and have a strong relationship with the end beneficiaries of the work that we support, be that New Foundation Parents Association, recipients of two Obumwe Microfinance loans or twelve year old Blessing Akankwase who was one of the first pupils to attend Amazing Love School through our Give a Child a Chance programmme. This means that you can support our projects confident in the knowledge that your donations will be used for the right purpose and will benefit real people, people that are known to us and people that you have the opportunity to hear about and to visit if you so wish.
Another key differentiator of Alongside Africa is that most of our key people in the UK have visited Kabale (at their own cost and not at the expense of our ability to provide opportunities) and met with our NGO partners and the end beneficiaries, so we are driven by a personal commitment.
Charitable activities and current programmes
We have three current programmes
- Amasiko Street Children Programme
- Drop-in Centre in Kabale, Uganda
- Halfway House
- Give a Child a Chance Sponsorship Programme
- Obumwe Microfinance Scheme
Lawrance Titterton – Chairperson and CEO with responsibility for Overall Strategy, Uganda Operations
Monica Titterton – Uganda Operations and project delivery
Michael Huddart – Treasurer
Joanne Scott – Marketing, communications and community engagement
Vacancy – Fundraising
Each member of the board donates their time for free to the project