Thursday, April 18, 2019


Some of ALG's priorities are local development, local empowerment and local self-sustainability. Therefore, ALG team working on the field is formed only by members of the communities. Meet our teachers Amelia and Florinda, and our cook Deolinda who are everyday in the Pre-School São Vicente Paulo in Chokwé making a difference in our children’s lives. Very recently they have received new uniforms. How beautiful they are!


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

School Feeding Program

In the biggest ALG program, the School Feeding Program in Manjangue, Chokwé, every day 900 children benefit of a lunch and a balanced and diverse nutrition. Children's favourite day is when the meal includes chicken or cow meat as it is the rarest food in their homes. 

ALG ensures that the children have access to nutritious food rich in proteins so they can grow up healthy. 

Monday, April 8, 2019

Graduation day for the local mummies!

After 4 months of learning and practising, the local mummies had a final exam! 17 Mamas put their hands on the dough and their feet on the pedal to put into practice the skills acquired in the courses of bakery and sewing that take place in the ALG Community Centre in Chongoene, Xai-xai.
At the Community Centre we have welcomed the examiners from the Institute of Professional Training and Labour Studies Alberto Cassimo (IFPELAC) who evaluated local mummies' performance and techniques. The 17 Mamas passed the exam and are now officially certified by IFPELAC!
The local mummies have a new skill that allows them to be more independent and ensure their self-sustainability.

Good luck to all Mamas and their future businesses that may arise!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Woman’s Day in Mozambique!

Today, the important Woman’s Day in Mozambique, there are so many brave and hardworking ladies we could pay tribute to in ALG. But we chose one that has been with us for almost 10 years….. and while the older amongst our Local Partners, she certainly keeps it up in dynamism and energy!

Grandma Etelvina gave lessons to very poor children under a tree. With her we built the Escolinha Flor da Infância  pre-school in 2010. Each year, apart from receiving 75 vulnerable children, she also takes our suggestions open-heartedly to give these children a better experience. 
This month we just introduced daily oral hygiene sessions with these beautiful personalised kits for each child.

Upcoming this year will be introduce of a mini-competition among our 3 pre-schools in Mozambique to approach didactic topics like environment and bullying.
Between all this Grandma Etelvina knows the accounts in the school by heart and sends us detailed and precise reports, with the support of young technician Abel.

Who wants to reach the age of 77 with this strength to help others in need?
#womenday #womenempowerement #charity #mozambique #education #dentalhealth #environment

Saturday, March 2, 2019

New Uniforms!

The CCUPG program that gathers, in 2019 for the first time, children who attend the Escolinha do André, from the 1st to the 5th grade, and the bigger ones from the 6th to the 12th, will now have very special unfirms for the sponsoring children. The uniforms will be made by the colleagues Maria Gabriel and Gina Sitoe, that last year attendend the Sewing course, which was financed by the ALG as part of our support for Technical Education. The girls are already working on them and we’re excited to watch the results.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Congratulations Júlio !

Júlio, our dedicated student with a university scholarship recently became an engineer with a great contract at Bureau Veritas Mozambique.  This week he finally defended his thesis!
We now close the chapter on this great case of success supported many years by our Charity. In Júlio´s own words: “One more accomplishment and again I share my big gratitude for your support ever since I was at high school – here is my final confirmation, as I now graduated from my course of Mining Engineering with the average of 14/20. 

Monday, February 11, 2019

Back to School

The school holidays are over in Mozambique and ALG has welcomed all the children with open arms. The school calendar is different from Portuguese, but as also 3 periods:
First quarter: February 5 to May 15
Second quarter: May 20 to August 20
Third quarter: September 5 to December 13
We had already missed all the children and youngsters that benefit from our projects daily. These projects are only possible thanks to all the ALG supporters. We have already had the opportunity to deliver School Supplies for this New Year in the program Crescer com a UPG, at Xai-Xai!
We're hoping to have a year full os success!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

School Feeding at ALG!

 Do you know which one is the biggest ALG Project? It’s the Feeding Program in Santa Luisa Marillac School in Manjangue!
In this project ALG assures a nutritious hot meal and drinkable water to 900 children from the 1st to the 7th grade, 46% female students. Every week day our dear cooks work hard to deliver a delicious lunch to all the students. ALG is proud in offering work opportunities to the local community contributing to the development of Local and Family Economy.
Between giant pots and pans our cooks, Mamas Angelica and Mama Sandra, keep the good mood. Lunch is ready for ALG children!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Flowers Scholarship

In Flor da Infância Pre-School (EFI), ALG children get a very special extra support!
Thanks to the funding given by Engº João Talone and Dra Luz Torrico, ALG every year hands in Merit Scholarships in EFI. The Flowers Scholarship Program nominates the children with better school outcomes and behaviour as well as the most disadvantaged children. Flowers Scholarships 2018 were given to 28 children who received not only school items such as a dictionary and a school uniform, but also food items. How happy were our children!

A BIG THANK YOU TO Engº João Talone and Dra Luz Torrico for the help and trust in ALG. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

ALG Internal Financial Controls Policy - Check and Ready to Go!

In line with the Charity Commission’s guidance, the Trustees of A Little Gesture A Great Help (ALG) have approved the adoption of an Internal Financial Controls Policy in October 2018. 

This policy aims to assist the ALG Trustees in the evaluation of the charity’s performance against the legal requirements and good practice recommendations.

The implementation of this policy results in filling in a self-assessment checklist every time ALG’s performance is reviewed.

The ALG Trustees review the charity’s performance in depth at least once every year. The answers provided in this self-assessment checklist are based on the Trustees’ knowledge of what actually happens in the charity.

The ALG internal financial controls policy will be reviewed by ALG trustees annually and will be updated on as need basis, in line with the Charity Commission’s guidance.

Please contact the ALG Trustees for any further information and our annual checklist!