"Education is the most powerful weapon with which you can change the world" - Nelson Mandela.

Indeed, Education is one of The Africa Centre's 5 pillars of activity and it is embedded in the DNA of our organisation, as expressed in the Articles of Association. Our charitable mission is to Educate, Connect, and Advocate for Africa and its global diaspora. This year, we particularly have a focus on children and young people and will be striving to align our activity programme with their varying Key Stage-specific learning needs. 

The Africa Centre is aiming to raise £10,000 for the development of ELIMU, an educational programme aimed at boosting confidence and enhancing opportunities and life prospects for young people. The programme will enable the continuation of some of the work that the Centre has previously done such as collaborations with Supplementary schools, Black History education and advocacy, and engagement with youth clubs, schools, and colleges, etc. ELIMU means ‘education’ in Swahili.

Some of the programme activities will include leadership and development workshops, young people’s debate and lecture series, African language classes, and creative entrepreneurship workshops. We are grateful to MDKay for helping us to fundraise through running this year’s London Marathon. We look forward to all our diverse communities rallying behind him and helping us to achieve our goal.


We’ll be sharing regular updates on this exciting campaign across our channels over the coming weeks. 

Thank you for your support!