Specific projects in the Africa Region
The Africa Regional Office identified the uFund as a possible vehicle for mobilising funds to support Scout projects in the Region. Consequently a proposal was forwarded to the U Fund Monitoring Group of the World Scout Committee to have the U Fund dedicated to supporting projects in the Africa Scout Region.
The proposal was accepted and the U Fund was relaunched in January 2003 for Africa for a period of three years. It will be managed and promoted by the Africa Regional Office and will operate under the theme: helping Scouts make a difference in Africa.
The Africa Regional Office will therefore raise funds through the U Fund to support specific projects in the Africa Region of which three have been considered as priority areas. These are:
- HIV/AIDS awareness education
- Reaching out to Children in Especially Difficult Circumstances (CIEDC)
- Peace Education through Scouting
Grants will therefore be made to National Scout Associations/Organisations undertaking activities in the above mentioned categories.