Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation is a grant making nonprofit organization established in 2016 to support local, national and regional non – profit organizations working to address challenges and associated vulnerabilities across the African Continent.
ACTPod is a podcast series by ACT Foundation that sheds light on the impact of social sector leaders on Africa's development and provides learning opportunities for the continent's development enthusiasts. We also seek to shift perspectives about Africa through storytelling.
In a joint report by WHO & UNICEF (August 2004) it was stated that about 2.4 billion people will likely face the risk of needless diseases and death by the target of 2015 because of bad sanitation such as decaying or non-existent sewage systems which will fuel the spread of diseases like cholera and diarrhea which kills 1 child every 21 seconds.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Report states that the percentage of people living below the extreme poverty line dropped by half between 2002 and 2012, from 26 to 13 per cent. This translated to one in eight people worldwide living in extreme poverty in 2012. Poverty remains widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 40 per cent of people lived on less than 1.90 US dollars a day in 2013.
Find inspiration, and see innovation and impact at work in this edition of ACT Buzz. Implementing partners spanning our health, entrepreneurship, environment, and leadership focus areas reached thousands of beneficiaries across Africa.Read More
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