Charities Directory

Information on how to choose your charity: Charity choice document 2022 to 2023

The list below includes charities involved in the One World Charity Challenge in 2022-2023.

Advantage Africa

Advantage Africa supports people affected by poverty, disability and HIV to improve their education, health and incomes. Their work helps some of East Africa’s most vulnerable people to overcome prejudice, help themselves and build a better future for their families and communities.

One-minute Powerpoint depicting the highlights of the Annual Report:

An introduction to one of the projects:

Perspective from Patron, Jon Snow:

African Promise

African Promise is a small charity that works to Improve the quality of education in Africa. Giving African children hope and opportunities for a brighter future. Improving education. Making a difference. Helping African children. Building a better future.

Walk to school video:


Afrinspire works closely with community leaders to understand the development needs of communities and tailor our support to meet these.

Bees Abroad

Bees Abroad is working to enable communities to empower themselves through sustainable beekeeping. Together with in-country partner organizations and local beekeeper trainers, Bees Abroad educates and mentors communities in appropriate and sustainable beekeeping practices, supporting business creation and environmental care.  

Bees Abroad video:

Bees for Development

Bees for Development is the global charity which makes life better with bees. They promote sustainable beekeeping to combat poverty, build resilient livelihoods and benefit biodiversity.

Case studies:

Build it International

Build It works in Zambia, Africa where 64% of people live in poverty. Build it trains young, unemployed men and women to be builders so they can find work. They help the charity build urgently needed schools and health clinics in disadvantaged communities.

Introducing Build it International:

Chance for Childhood (Glad’s House)

Chance for Childhood is an award-winning charity working in Africa to support the most vulnerable children, such as street connected children, disabled children, children affected by conflict and kids behind bars. Our vision is of a world where no child is forgotten.

Chance for Childhood video:

Cohere Charity

On a mission to unleash the potential of refugees to determine their own futures on their own terms.

Disability Africa

Disability Africa raises awareness of the rights of disabled children, while developing services for them. We do this in partnership with local community groups in The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Kenya and Zambia.

Power of Play video:

Education Saves Lives

Education Saves Lives creates innovative educational resources for the world’s poorest people in their own language. The lessons are produced on interactive DVD and cover basic healthcare and simple life skills topics such as Malaria, TB, HIV, Basic Hygiene, Healthy Eating, Childcare and Immunisation. Over 700 lessons exist which are being used by local community groups in over 20 countries.

Meet Mugisho! video:


Ethiopiaid’s vision is an Ethiopia where every person has access to quality education, healthcare, and a life of dignity. They deliver support to people who need it the most, at a time when it will make a real difference.


Gumboots Foundation UK

Gumboots Foundation is a small charity helping to empower and educate some South Africa’s poorest children. Working with local projects in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg we help to improve children’s well being and future life chances.

Gumboots Kidlinks final:

Hospice Africa

Founded in 1993 by pioneering Liverpool-born doctor Prof Anne Merriman, Hospice Africa cares for those affected by chronic and terminal illness with the vision “palliative care for all in need in Africa”.

Charity Challenge video:

International Refugee Trust

International Refugee Trust’s vision is for all those whose lives have been dislocated by conflict and disaster, to be able to step out of poverty, build a sustainable future, and live happily in a place they call home.

StepUp – the building blocks for a better life:

Clean water for women and children:

The Rainbow HIV/ Aids project:

Legs 4 Africa

Legs 4 Africa recycles prosthetic legs that would otherwise end up in landfill and facilitate supports groups so amputees in sub-Saharan Africa can live more independent, fulfilled lives.

Video outlining work:

Leprosy Mission Isle of Man

A Manx Registered charity, part of The Leprosy Mission International, a Christian development organisation that diagnoses, treats and offers specialist care, including reconstructive surgery, to leprosy patients.

Leaflet: What do you think you know about Leprosy August 2022 TLMIOM v3 (1)

Made with Hope

Empowering through education. Transformed the lives of 5,333+ children living in poverty in rural Tanzania. Run by volunteers in the UK. 100% of donations go to supporting projects in Tanzania.

Introduction for Charity Challenge students:

Impact video:

Peek Vision

Peek Vision is a social enterprise that powers eye health providers working in low- and middle-income countries to optimise their services and strengthen health systems.

Precious Sisters

Precious Sisters is a charity set up to sponsor bright girls from very poor backgrounds in Kenya through secondary school, providing them with mentoring support and much much more. Nearly all 259 girls who have completed school have gone onto university. Our support has enabled these young women to transform their lives.

Pump Aid

Pump Aid aims to end water poverty in rural Malawi. Since 1998, they have provided 1.5 million people with access to clean water improving their lives through health, education, and skills development.

Pump Aid’s work:

S.A.L.V.E. International

S.A.L.V.E. is a UK and Ugandan charity working hard to make sure there is “No street called home.”

They aim to reduce the number of young people living on the streets of Uganda through counselling, care and learning. They support children on the streets to return home to their families (or another loving family) and to re-enter education.

S.A.L.V.E. Charity Challenge video:

Seed Madagascar

SEED Madagascar implements a holistic programme of conservation, community health, education and livelihoods projects in one of the poorest, yet most biologically diverse countries in the world, Madagascar.

Street Child

Street Child ensures children safe, in school and learning – especially in low resource environments and emergencies. They prioritise children in the most marginalised populations and currently work in over 20 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Europe.

Tea with the team video:


The Bouncing Ball Trust

The Bouncing Ball Trust is a UK-registered charity delivering education projects in Kenya.  They are currently working with a rural Maasai community of Bulati in Kajiado County to develop their education provision through several projects.

The Mustard Seed Project

MSP is a small charity working in deprived urban Mombasa. They have built a school for 300 poor children aged 3 – 14 years with a feeding programme and have excellent academic results.

Introductory video:

The UK Langa Township Pre-School Trust

UK Langa Township Pre-School Trust supports the deprived and suffering through its 2022-2024 ‘SHOP’ Project – Succour, Hope, Optimism, Progress – by supporting children, teachers and parents.

The Virtual Doctors

The Virtual Doctors is a UK based telemedicine charity, operating in Zambia & Malawi, using expanding mobile phone broadband network in Africa to connect rural health care clinics, where there are no doctors, to volunteer UK doctors. The volunteer doctors offer advice to diagnose conditions, and to manage and treat patients. This assists and empowers local health workers, helps reduce unnecessary hospital referrals, and ultimately saves lives.

Virtual Doctors in a nutshell:

Tree Aid

Tree Aid works with people in the drylands of Africa. Led by local people, their projects are tackling poverty and the effects of the climate crisis by growing trees, improving incomes, and restoring and protecting land. Their projects make sure trees thrive so they can provide food and incomes today and protect the environment for tomorrow.



A registered, UK based charity working to bring about change in Africa. Ukuthasa supports The Helderberg Academy Project which teaches children and young people from disadvantaged communities life mentoring skills and leadership development through sport.

Helderberg Academy introduction:

Ukuthasa and the Helderberg Academy:

Zimbabwe Education Trust

The Zimbabwe Education Trust supports grass-roots Zimbabwean organisations to deliver for some of the nation’s most vulnerable young people.