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Tertiary Education Scholarship Trust For Africa
TEST for Uganda Students Scholarships Testimonials

Film & Campaign Description

TEST for Africa provides funding to four local NGOs in Africa, TEST for Ghana, TEST for Malawi,  TEST for Uganda and TEST for Tanzania. We are a small charity and funding is becoming ever more challenging. We have no budget for administration, marketing or fundraising, we rely solely on the generosity of our trustees to cover these costs. We are in desperate need of additional funding to be able to continue our good work supporting bright but disadvantaged students in Africa. We are currently facing big cuts to our program that has seen over 1400 scholars supported over the last 15 years. We are currently supporting 366 students but are faced with potentially halving this number next year.

This film was made by Cissy Nalumansi, who is one of our TEST for Uganda alumni. She made the film for less than £1,000 by calling upon friends and family to help raise the money, as well as putting over half of the money in herself from savings that she made from her previous feature film, 'The Village Champion' - which follows the incredible story of one of TEST for Uganda's trustees. She made this film as a way to raise TEST for Africa/Uganda's profile and a way to give back. In this film you will see the testimonials of some of the students we have supported over the years, who are giving back to their communities. All have come from very disadvantaged backgrounds but have excelled in theirs studies and are now contributing to the social and economic development of their communities and countries.

Tertiary Education Scholarship Trust For Africa

TEST for Africa aims to alleviate poverty through education. We provide tertiary education scholarships to students in Ghana, Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania to attend their local public universities or polytechnics. We operate 100% pro bono so that 100% of donations go to the intended recipients and no money goes on administration. We recognise that women are unfairly disadvantaged in Africa due to cultural biases and so we aim to redress the imbalance by awarding 60% of our scholarships to women. We bond the students to give back to their communities and or countries for 5 years.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: