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Corporate Responsibility

A&O team visits Tanzania to launch global charity project

15 April 2015

​In February this year, A&O senior partner, David Morley, along with a team of 11 A&O partners and staff visited Tanzania to take part in the official launch of A&O's project with Amref Health Africa.

Watch the video of A&O's trip here.

Last year, A&O staff chose Amref to be the firm's global charity partner until 2016 and, in particular, voted to support an education and health project in Meatu, one of the poorest and most remote regions in Tanzania.

A&O is funding Amref's work with 32,600 boys and girls in Meatu to restore their right to education. Girls as young as 12 are expelled from school permanently if they become pregnant, leaving them unable to complete their education. Boys' education and life chances are affected by early pregnancy too, continuing the cycle of extreme poverty in rural communities.

“Our aim on this trip,” explains David Morley, “was to gain a more in-depth understanding of the issues our project in Meatu will address, and the outcomes Amref hopes to achieve within the community.

“Amref has very clear goals in Meatu - they’re not interested in creating any form of dependency. What A&O can bring to that is not just financial help, but also skills and pro bono support.”

A&O is supporting Amref's work on sexual and reproductive health and education in Tanzania for two years through fundraising and donations, pro bono volunteering and in-kind support.

This follows the success of our previous two-year partnership with AfriKids, a child rights organisation working in northern Ghana, for which we contributed GBP1.37m.

We were Highly Commended in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards, as well as the Business Charity Awards, for our partnership with AfriKids.

For PR enquiries, contact: Susanna Robinson

To find out more about A&O’s global charity partnership, contact Daisy Wakefield.

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