THE AKABUSI CHARITABLE TRUST
Akabusi Charitable Trust (TACT) was founded by Kriss Akabusi, MBE,
Olympic Athlete and CEO of The Akabusi Company. Initially focusing on
projects based in Nigeria, TACT recently launched its first UK based
project and can now boast a strong UK front. Growing all the time, TACT
is eager to continue its work in Nigeria whilst gaining momentum in the
UK. For more details on any of our projects please feel free to email email@example.com or click here to make a donation.
CURRENT TACT PROJECTS
first UK based project i-TANG, is offering young ‘NEET’ candidates,
(Not in Education Employment or Training) the opportunity to gain the
fundamental business skills. Each candidate will attend a 6-week
programme including lectures held by specialists, practical learning
sessions followed by a two week work experience placement.
The first project was launched in January 2013 and from the 12
candidates who started the programme 5 are now in employment with a
further 5 currently working through the interview process (2 withdrew).
project gives young women in Nigeria, the opportunity to build their
own sustainable design business and ultimately reinvest some of the
original grant back into the charity for the next batch of women. After
a year of training, the first group of girls were able to graduate,
being gifted their own sewing machine to work. Running for 4 years,
Fashion Design is a well established project, sponsoring 12 girls each
year. TACT is eager to continue this life changing project and help
more families gain a sustainable income.
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH
through a partner charity Amaudo (UK) staff are trained to educate
communities around mental health issues and develop nurse led clinics in
five Nigerian states.