Frequently Asked Questions: ThinSpace Africa
ThinSpace Africa's mission come alongside African leaders as the work in their own communities, to alleviate poverty, promote education and literacy, peace, and reconciliation. We exist to work in partnership to empower Africans and their communities, in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to address their own challenges and move towards self-reliance and sustainability.
You can get involved by donating, volunteering, or supporting our initiatives. Contact us through e-mail ([email protected]) or our website to explore other opportunities to get involved.
We focus on education, peace and reconciliation efforts, healthcare, and capacity building for sustainable development.
Our partners include Rebuilders Ministry (DRC), Bringing Hope to the Family, and Noah's Arc (Uganda).
In Partnership with Rebuilders Ministry, we've facilitated peace dialogues, community workshops, vocational training, and other initiatives promoting conflict resolution.
We prioritize capacity building, training, and supporting local leaders and communities, empowering them to lead their own development and promote changes. We offer continues mentorship with leaders, monthly Leadership Insight Meetings via Zoom, and yearly leadership conferences for nonprofit and religious leaders.
You can make secure online donations through our website. You can donate directly to ThinSpace or designed you gift to one of our partners or projects.
We have work hard to reduce administrative cost as much as possible making ThinSpace one of the leanest nonprofit organizations serving Africa. 94 to 96% of every dollar donated through ThinSpace goes directly to support the work of our partners in Africa.
Yes, ThinSpace Africa is a registered nonprofit organization and accountable to the internal controls, board of directors, donors, volunteers, partners, and government and regulatory authorities. Donations to ThinSpace Africa are 100% tax deductible.
Yes, we offer volunteer opportunities. Check our website or contact us for current openings.
Yes, we have inspiring stories of transformed lives and communities. Click here to read some of the stories of change.
Yes, we have sponsorship programs that allow individuals to support a child's education in Africa. Check some of our sponsorship opportunities here: What We Do.
Our vision is to create sustainable positive change, fostering self-reliance and improved quality of life for communities in Uganda and DRC.
There are great organizations serving in partnership in Africa. We believe that our focus on empowering leaders and communities, collaboration with local partners, and commitment to long-term sustainable development make us unique.
Frequently Asked Questions: Africa, Uganda, and the DRC
Africa is incredibly diverse, home to over 1.3 billion people from various ethnic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds. It is difficult to be exact but the people of the 54 countries in Africa speak almost 2000 languages and dialects.
Uganda is home to more than 56 distinct ethnic groups, the largest being the Baganda. Each group contributes to the country's unique cultural heritage, languages, and customs. ThinSpace's partners in Uganda are part of the Otoro people, also known as the Toro. The Toro population resides primarily in four Ugandan districts and the kingdom is centered around the city of Fort Portal. Their population is about 1,305,000 (Peoplegroups.org, 2023) and their economy dedicated in raising bananas, rice, millet, cassava, sweet potatoes, cotton, tobacco, tea, and coffee.
The DRC has one of the largest populations in Africa, with approximately 99 million people (WorldBank, 2022). The DRC is incredibly diverse, with over 200 ethnic groups, each with its own language, tradition, and way of life.
Tribal identities in both countries are very important. Tribal identity coexists with a national identity and people from different tribes identify themselves as Ugandan, or Congolese, as well as their tribal identity. For example: I am Ugandan as much as I am a Toro person.
African cultures have made significant contributions to art, music, literature, language, and cuisine worldwide.