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About Active Africa

Active Africa was founded in 2004 in response to a humanitarian emergency. From the very beginning we have evolved together with the people of Malawi. We could say that we have walked hand in hand with the people...

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In the beginning, our priority was to cover the most basic needs, feeding people and of course medicines.

Currently, our work is focused on improving education, the true engine of change, through the reconstruction of schools and the foundation of new ones. We also have an extensive scholarship project that has a direct impact on academic improvement by supporting the best students.

We continue to support the health systems in Malawi and Kenya by building infrastructure and providing medicines and ambulances.

Our priority is children and women, the most vulnerable in society. We have several projects underway to empower women through training and the provision of microcredits to start small businesses.

We are aware of the importance of the environment and have started sustainable agriculture projects and promoted the construction of wells and water supply systems for the population in the impact areas.

We are just one more help. During this long journey, we are learning many things.

It is true that in our beginnings, we did not plan to create any NGO, we just wanted to do what anyone who had the possibility to go to Malawi would have done, that is, to lend a hand to those who suffer. From that moment on, everything flowed spontaneously.

The future awaits us and we see it as a great challenge, since our students are now entering the working world.

We will continue to be, but THE FUTURE IS IN THEIR HANDS.


 Zikomo kwambiri, Thank you very much, Asante Sana

Teresa Garolera de Prades


To contribute to the integral and sustainable development of communities in Malawi and Kenya, through the implementation of international cooperation projects in the field of education, health, agriculture and women's empowerment. 


To build more just and egalitarian societies with greater resilience in the face of adversity. 


Legal information:
- CIF G-63.520.928.

Generalitat de Catalunya: Registered in the Register of Associations of the Generalitat de Catalunya with the number 29255/B.

Declared of Public Utility through the Resolution JUS/2020 of January 10, 2020 and published in the Diari Oficial de la Generalitat with the number 8045 of January 20, 2020.

Agència Catalana de Cooperació: Registered in the Register of Non-Governmental Organizations for the Development of Catalonia, with the number 223.

Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism: ACTIVE AFRICA registered as a trademark under number 2.786.802. Procedure and registration fees donated by Baker&McKenzie, Attorneys-at-Law.

Registration of the trademark ACTIVE AFRICA in Malawi and Kenya. Donation registration procedure and fees of Baker&McKenzie, Attorneys-at-Law.


Zikkomo is a platform created to promote and help some of the multiple projects of the charity Active Africa in Malawi. "Zikkomo" believes in education as a fundamental factor in the development of a country.  This platform is formed by a group of young people from Barcelona with a common interest: to give a chance to the future of Malawian students without resources. The project was born as a response to some of the unfair realities that, when we, as collaborators of Active Africa, witnessed on our first trip to Malawi.  All the members of Zikkomo have traveled through Malawi, collaborating in several areas of the country.  This has allowed us to learn from their culture, their problems and to become infected with their continuous desire to keep moving forward.  With the help of Active Africa we have been able to send volunteers every year in order to keep a personal follow-up of the projects undertaken

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