Projects

We research each project and make sure they are measurable, sustainable and have the endorsement of the local communities and governments.

Empowers Africa supports programs in the areas of education, healthcare, small business development, wildlife protection and land conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa. We look for programs run by well-organized, successful organizations who can help us achieve this mission. Learn more about each project below.

Wilderness Wildlife Trust

The Wilderness Wildlife Trust, an independent non-profit entity associated with the Wilderness Group, supports a wide variety of projects across Africa. The projects and research it supports address the needs of existing wildlife populations, seek […]

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Singita Community Development Trust

The Singita Community Development Trust is committed to a number of conservation and community. The foundation has made a lasting impact on various parts of Africa orchestrating an interdependent relationship between communities, wildlife and tourism […]

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Children in the Wilderness

Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is an independent non-profit organization established and supported by Wilderness Safaris. Through our partnership with Wilderness Wildlife Trust (WWT), Empowers Africa is able to distribute funds from U.S. donors to […]

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African Parks Foundation

African Parks Foundation has taken on the responsibility for the rehabilitation, development, and management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. By adopting a business approach to conservation (i.e. tourism, carbon funding), […]

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Asilia

Asilia Giving is an independent charitable corporation associated with top luxury safari company Asilia Africa that supports education and conservation projects in East Africa. The projects are chosen to bolster the long-term sustainability of the […]

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Inzalo Community Project

Inzalo Community Project is a South African nonprofit that runs community development projects in the communities outside of both the Thornybush and Sabi Sands Reserves in South Africa. The Utah Community Project is one of […]

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Wildlife ACT

Wildlife ACT actively advances conservation by initiating, implementing and managing projects at no cost to wildlife reserves that do not have the means to do so themselves. They are currently focused on Zululand in South […]

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PAMS Foundation

PAMS Foundation is an incredible team of conservationists working on-the-ground to save Tanzania’s wildlife. Since their inception in 2006, PAMS has played an extremely critical role in turning around Tanzania’s elephant poaching crisis. Their mission […]

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Care for Wild Africa Rhino Sanctuary

The Care for Wild Africa Rhino Sanctuary, located in Mpumalanga, South Africa, is dedicated to the protection of rhinos and other endangered species against poaching. The facility features a treatment and care center where animals […]

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Lalela Project

Lalela Project provides arts education workshops to youth who battle extreme poverty, sparking creative thinking and awakening an entrepreneurial spirit. The foundation provides community-based arts education and leadership workshops to children grades 1 through 12 […]

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Nkomo Primary School

Nkomo Primary School is situated in the rural community of Mduku on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. The school started in 1998 with 60 children and one teacher (Themba Zikhali). At that […]

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Nkuringo Orphans Group/Bright Future Pre- and Primary School

Nkuringo Bright Future Pre and Primary School was formed by the Nkuringo Orphans Group and provides accommodations and education for 232 orphans and vulnerable children living in the very remote Nteko parish in the Bwindi […]

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Time + Tide Foundation

The Time + Tide Foundation was established to initiate and sponsor social and ecological ventures in the communities and conservation areas surrounding Time + Tide tourism properties. In partnership with the Time + Tide tourism […]

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Ol Pejeta

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 90,000-acre not-for-profit wildlife conservancy in Central Kenya’s Laikipia County. It is the largest black rhino sanctuary in east Africa and home to over 110 critically endangered black rhino and […]

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Wildlands

Wildlands is one of South Africa’s leading environmental non-profit organizations. Through strategic partnerships with communities and the South African Government, Wildlands is helping South Africa to strengthen its natural ecosystems, educating local communities and improving […]

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The Olifants West Conservation Trust / Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit

Transfrontier Africa founded the Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit in 2013 to protect the Olifants West Region of Balule Wildlife Reserve in South Africa. The Black Mamba APU is the only anti-poaching unit that consists of […]

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The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) is the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organizations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa. Orphan […]

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Virunga National Park

Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is Africa’s oldest and most biologically diverse protected area. About four million people live within a day’s walk of the park’s borders. A UNESCO World Heritage […]

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Bushlife Conservancy

Bushlife Conservancy is a section 501(c)(3) registered charity in the United States, dedicated to the protection and conservation of wildlife and habitats in Africa, primarily in the Zambezi River Valley of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Bushlife […]

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Khulani Special School

Khulani Special School (KSS) began in 1998 as a daily gathering of special needs children from the community under a tree watched over by two caring mothers, Elsie Nsukwini and Crazentia Ngobesie. From these humble […]

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Global Livingston Institute

Global Livingston Institute (GLI) in Uganda. GLI is a community-based research institute developing strategic partnerships in both East Africa and in the United States with a focus on education and social impact. Modeled after the […]

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Action in Africa

Action in Africa is a nonprofit organization that promotes community development while increasing the accessibility, affordability, and quality of education in Uganda. Their goal is to provide sustained education, allowing individuals to reach their untapped […]

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LEWA Wildlife Conservancy

LEWA Wildlife Conservancy is an award-winning catalyst and model for community conservation known for its 61,000 acre refuge for rhino and elephant protection in Northern Kenya–one of the largest conservancies in all of Africa. LEWA […]

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Stop Ivory

Stop Ivory is an independent non-government organization which aims to protect elephants and stop the ivory trade by implementing an initiative called the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI). The EPI, with the support of its partners, […]

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Global Witness

Global Witness is a non-profit organization that investigates and campaigns to prevent natural resource-related conflict, corruption and associated environmental and human rights abuses. They are responsible for exposing how ‘blood diamonds’ fuelled conflict in Angola, […]

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Big Life Foundation

With an emphasis on anti-poaching, Big Life Foundation was founded to conserve the wildlife and the lands of East Africa. As the only organization operating on both sides of the Kenya/Tanzania border, Big Life’s teams […]

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Tikki Hywood Trust

Operating in Zimbabwe since 1994, The Tikki Hywood Trust is raising awareness about the plight of lesser-known wildlife species and supporting the development of sound conservation practices. The on-the-ground rescue center rescues and rehabilitates orphaned, […]

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SAVE African Rhino Foundation

Founded in 1987, SAVE African Rhino Foundation is committed to saving rhinos from extinction, particularly the black rhino in Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Mozambique. All funds are channeled to on-the-ground protection, primarily anti-poaching units. SAVE grants […]

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African Bush Camps Foundation

African Bush Camps Foundation is a non-profit organization working in communities on the outskirts of wildlife reserves in Zimbabwe and Botswana. The foundation is committed to empowering rural communities and is involved in a wide […]

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Cheetah Conservation Fund

The Cheetah Conservation Fund (“CCF”) was founded in 1990 and is a global leader in research and the conservation of cheetahs. Their mission is to be the internationally recognized center of excellence in the conservation […]

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Healing Hands of Joy

Healing Hands of Joy is a non-profit organization that exists to bring hope, happiness and a second chance to women affected by obstetric fistula in rural communities of Ethiopia. The foundation works in conjunction with […]

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WildlifeDirect

WildlifeDirect was founded by African conservationist Dr. Richard Leakey, who is credited with putting an end to the elephant slaughter in Kenya in the 1980s. Regrettably, poaching is back at levels, if not curtailed, that […]

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Wildlife Conservation Society

Grant #1-April 2013: Wildlife Protection-Uganda Wildlife Conservation Society (“WCS”) has a vast conservation program in Africa. In Uganda, WCS works with the government and other partners across the northern and western parts of the country. […]

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Peace Parks Foundation – SA College for Tourism

The SA College for Tourism (“SACT”) was established in 2001 and operates through Peace Parks Foundation. SACT is the first training center in Southern Africa to focus its training program on the development of operational […]

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Unite the World With Africa Foundation

Unite the World with Africa Foundation is a US based 501(c)3 which supports education, health and micro-finance programs in Tanzania. The foundation works to identify, vet, raise funds for and manage a variety of programs […]

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Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders

Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders was created on December 22, 1971. It was created on the belief that all people have the right to medical care regardless of gender, race, religion, creed or […]

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Rural Education and Environmental Development Organization / Nkuringo Integrated Model School

Nkuringo Integrated Model School is located on the outskirts of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. The school was established in 2013 by Dennis Bilungi with the aim of giving children a formal and […]

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African Wildlife Foundation

African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has a unique approach to conservation in that they accomplish wildlife and land protection by empowering Africa’s people. This strategy incentivizes conservation of national resources by ensuring local communities benefit from […]

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PUBAH – Purpose Uganda Babies Home

PUBAH (Purpose Uganda Babies At Home) is a non-profit organization funding a small orphanage and pre-school for babies and young children in the Entebbe region of Uganda’s Wakiso district. PUBAH has successfully carried out international […]

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Africa Foundation

Africa Foundation is a registered Trust, non-profit organization in South Africa implementing projects based on community identified needs to uplift, up-skill and empower rural communities primarily living adjacent to conservation areas. The Foundation has four […]

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Good Work Foundation

Good Work Foundation’s vision is to lead a sustainable model of learning that can be introduced to rural African communities. The model focuses on delivering “digital-era” literacy education and career training via community-driven digital learning […]

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Imibala

The Imibala Trust provides scholarships, uniforms and supplementary educational income to children from underprivileged communities in the Somerset West area of the Western Cape. Each child is provided the necessary supplies to attend school: a […]

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Unizulu Science Center

The UNIZULU Science Centre (USC) is an interactive center operating under Zululand University in South Africa. The center has been open for over 25 years and approximately 3,000 students visit annually. USC has been conducting […]

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