As an organization who has proudly worked with orphaned children across Africa for over a decade, the African Impact team feel a responsibility to respond to the growing criticism of volunteer travel that has been pushed to the forefront by recent comments from author and philanthropist, J.K. Rowling. We wish to bring balance to a debate that questions the role of volunteer tourism in childcare and push to end the common generalization of the international volunteer sector.
African Impact27th June 2018
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s complicated persona and contentious history has been pushed to the forefront in the international media since her passing, but what is evidently clear is the remarkable impact she had on South Africa, its history, and its people. For the women of South Africa, she was a guiding light who taught us to be defiant and fearless. To be powerful. To embody strength, fortitude, and conviction.
African Impact6th April 2018
Gender empowerment has come to the forefront of the western press. Hashtags such as #metoo and #timesup have seen huge global momentum. There is the potential for big change. But, for attitudes to alter, education is vital to empower girls.
African Impact6th March 2018
Is a lack of funds preventing you from fulfilling your dream of volunteering in Africa? Volunteering with African Impact and have the chance to provide a positive impact on local communities and conservation efforts in Africa. But, if it’s a financial obstacle that’s holding you back, there’s good news to share!
African Impact22nd June 2017
When our Managing Director visited the project that he initially volunteered on, he was reminded why he first fell in love with African Impact… and why we continue to be leaders in the volunteer travel industry.
African Impact20th March 2017
Alison Vorsatz is from the USA and was the first volunteer on our new Girl Impact and Gender Empowerment Project in Zambia.
African Impact14th May 2016