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Dads’ Discussions: how men in rural Africa are learning to talk about ‘women’s matters’

January 11th, 2021|

CHASE Africa is working with men in rural Kenya and Uganda to change the conversation around family planning, encouraging them to support their wives in choosing the number and spacing of their children   Men from rural communities in Kenya and Uganda often hold deep-rooted cultural beliefs about the number of children they should have – [...]

Transform a woman’s life with the Big Give

November 30th, 2020|

Modern Maasai couples – and working mums – are choosing smaller, better educated families Couples in rural areas of southern Kenya are bucking ancient Maasai tradition, which dictates that a big family is a status symbol, and choosing to have smaller families. The change comes as community projects run by CHASE Africa and [...]

Cuts to UK aid budget a devastating blow for development

November 26th, 2020|

News that the aid budget is to be cut from 0.7% to 0.5% of the UK's gross national income (GNI) is a devastating blow for communities living in poverty around the world. At a time when the world economy and health systems are in turmoil, reducing the UK's aid budget will make the recovery from Covid-19 most difficult for [...]

Tribes are adapting, is it time we learned how?

November 9th, 2020|

Ed Pycraft joined CHASE Africa as a Trustee in October 2020. In this blog, he explores his motivations and experience of working with remote, rural communities in Kenya. In 2019, I was presented with the opportunity to lead an ethnographic baseline study into the lives of one of the most emblematic tribes in the world, the Maasai. Equipped with [...]

More than a million …

October 5th, 2020|

Last month, we reached a fantastic milestone in our history. CHASE Africa and our local partner organisations have now delivered over one million healthcare and family planning services across East Africa, improving the lives of rural families who often face insurmountable barriers to leading healthy lives. This has only been made possible with the support of many generous [...]

Help us with our marketing and communications!

September 28th, 2020|

Could you help us reach more people via digital channels through engaging storytelling? CHASE Africa is looking for short-term support to increase our online presence and engage existing and new supporters in our work. If this could be you, download the full details below and send us your CV and cover letter by October 7th. Download the recruitment pack [...]

An Update from Uganda

July 13th, 2020|

In Northern Uganda, our work continues to support better health, livelihoods and environment for rural communities. Since January when we first announced this project, activities have been launched to great success, despite the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with our local partner RICE West Nile, two women's groups have been identified to create Women's Environment Clubs. They [...]

COVID-19: Tackling the need of basic PPE for our Partners in Kenya and Uganda

April 15th, 2020|

According to the WHO, there were 15,471 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa by 14th April. 835 people have died. Kenya has had 208 cases and Uganda 53. Both countries have been quick to respond, enforcing lockdowns at a much earlier stage than most European countries. The Ugandan authorities closed Entebbe Airport and all land borders on 22nd [...]