About Us

“African Development Trust believe that Africa remains an important continent on the world stage and the continued development of it, and its citizens are vital to the successful future of all nations. We therefore advocate this development and good governance and are actively involved in a genuine and holistic approach to solving the problems facing the continent. This being more so important in this era of globalisation.”


We have been trading as African Development Trust (ADT) has been providing charity work since 2004 and now registered the name with the Charity Commission. Our previous name was Alwaqf Al Afreekee Letanmia & registration number was 1122911 the new registration number is 1157822 and company registration number is 05841438.

ADT have well trained permanent staff of 7 and 25 volunteers in Somalia and also have links with many experts with different specialities. We employ additional staffs according to requirement of each project. We have well established office in good location and have good reputation for working people.

ADT is non-political, non-religious, non-racial, and non-profit-making charity dedicated to work for the betterment of humanity in east Africa.


ADT is non-political, non-religious, non-racial, and non-profit-making UK charity organisation devoted to make a positive lasting change in the life and livelihood status of the African communities in Africa and UK.


Our vision is to assist wider communities for poverty relief and enhancement of their general wellbeing by delivering projects for Education, Health Care, Water & Sanitation, and Emergency response.


To improve the lives of needy people by mobilizing the power of humanity,

Sick children, families & widows, distressed people and who are in hardship.

We believe that Africa can be developed in viable and sustainable way. It has enough natural and human resources what it lacks is good governance and genuine support from the first world and international community.

Future Directions

ADT will be focusing on four strategic areas mainly for infrastructure developments in East African countries: poverty relief, education, health care and water & sanitation.

Implementation Capacity

ADT has reliably built its capacity in designing and implementing as well as managing need-based programs responding to the felt needs of Africans. Moreover, it has established smooth relations with communities, government and partners, and obtained strong supports and encouragements from all partners including both national and regional governments enabling the organisation to respond timely and appropriately to the needs of the communities.

Human Resource

Being small young organisation ADT has permanent staff in and outside UK totaling 17 (12 overseas and 5 in UK). In addition ADT has 115 volunteers. Out of the total staff female staffs account 55% in general. There is a fair distribution and wise use of human resources that technical areas of programs take more than 60% of the qualified staffs whereas the support staff positions such as managerial, finance and admin areas altogether comprise less than 40% of employees of the organisation. Likewise, only about 41% of its permanent employees are working at the Head Office in UK while the other nearly 59% are working in its overseas project areas.

Financial Resource

ADT is small organisation, its annual budget accounts for about £450,000. In terms of utilisation, there is a favourable ratio between programs and overhead costs. ADT’s policy is 3% only from each project for administration costs. Moreover, the allocation of funds follows the felt needs of the community, where for instance, the education and health sectors, and emergency response consumes a relatively higher portion of the annual program budget as it is the priority need for communities in Africa.


ADT is working in partnership with local communities, local and international NGOs, governments and donor communities.

ADT’s major partners which had vital contribution for the success of its interventions are El-Rahma Charity, Qatar Charity and Muslim Aid, Islamic Organisations Cooperation (IOC), Orphan in Need, Penny Appeal, Almustafa Welfare Trust, Muslim Charities Forum, Children Plus, Islamic Aid and Human Appeal International. 


  • To promote rehabilitation and development interventions in poor and marginalised African areas;
  • To conduct action-oriented researches on socio-economic & anthropological aspects of African communities and continually endeavour to discover African problems and their effects and impacts on the life and livelihoods of African communities
  • To build capacity of local authorities and community in African countries.
  • To advocate and work hard to influence policy makers in Africa to ensure that policies are favouring the betterment of African communities.
  • To protect environment and ensure that all interventions and programs are environmentally sound and proper mitigation measures are in place.


ADT is now 6 years old (2004-2010); African Development was its concern and will remain so in the future.

African Development Trust:

Believes that Africa can be developed in viable and sustainable way. It has enough natural and human resources what it lacks is good governance and genuine support from the first world and international community.

Promotes sustainable development programs (as a basic for mitigating natural and manmade disasters) and emergency operations in remote and inaccessible areas in Africa;

Builds capacity of the local authorities, line office and communities to ensure sustainable and strong and partnership in elopement in Africa.

Enhances better utilisation of indigenous knowledge and skills through empowering and supporting local communities to solve their problems by themselves and filling the gaps in basic health, education, income generation, etc.

Commits to mutual and effective partnership building among African development stakeholders.

Focuses on participatory development interventions to improve and enhance the life of Africans in Africa.

Major Achievements

ADT has managed to work in southern Somalia which is under the control of the federal government. ADT has constructed a standard primary and secondary schools in Dharkenley district of Mogadishu and Burhakaba district of Bay region, sponsors and supports more than 89 poor students in southern Somalia.

ADT has constructed a hospital, organised 16 mobile clinics to provide medical services treated to drought and war affected people in Somalia. More than 115,200 people in southern Somalia have been reached by the mobile health teams.

Improving water accessibility and income generation, it constructed more than 100 hand dug wells equipped with hand pumps, supported internal displaced people (IDP) in southern Somalia with food and shelter, supports and sponsors 280 orphans, restocked 150 of resource poor HHs and supported 180 small farmers with rehabilitation of land and watering canals.

In addition ADT has proved not only its capacity to implement quality programs in one of the most dangerous and marginalised areas, but also successful partnership with donors and government bodies from varies countries and more importantly succeeding the trust of the communities and diasporas of African background.


ADT is member of following organisations in the UK; BOND, Institute of Fundraising, Fund Raising Standard Board (FRSB), and member of Somalia UN-OCHA clusters of WASH and Food Security.