PLEDGE TO DONORS
TEST for AFRICA, as a UK Charity, relies exclusively on the generosity of donors.
TEST for AFRICA is somewhat unique in that, unlike most charities, a fundamental part of its Constitution is that everyone associated with the Charity agrees to work on a pro-bono basis. In other words, there are no administrative charges and therefore 100% of any donation will be channelled directly for Scholarships for tertiary education. Moreover, the Trustees of TEST for AFRICA pledge that its recipient local African charities, such as TEST for GHANA, will have not only the same pro-bono commitment in terms of their own Constitutions, but also that all their local Stakeholders (Universities and Polytechnics) will also commit to administer Scholarships on a pro-bono basis. Accordingly, our Trustees are able to guarantee that 100% of any donations will go entirely to its Scholars.
Any donation made to TEST for AFRICA will also have not only a Scholarship naming opportunity, but also donors will be invited to select the nature of the Scholarship in terms of country, Stakeholder and subject matter. For example, a donor may request that their donation create the “John Doe Memorial Scholarships” at the University of Development Studies in Ghana for Agribusiness Studies. Such donors will receive bi-annual reports on the progress of their Scholars as well as TEST for AFRICA’s and the local African Charity’s Annual Reports.
Another feature of TEST for AFRICA is that, our local African Charities will have both continuing mentoring and career advisory programmes for their Scholars. Moreover, each will create active alumni associations to build team spirit and continuity of support to newcomers. Donors will be encouraged to not only track the academic development of their Scholars, but also their post educational careers.