Who we are

Transforming Africa Initiative (TAI) was founded in 2010 in Scotland, United Kingdom and was subsequently registered as a charity. TAI is a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), registration Number SC042815.

Since inception in 2010, we have proudly rolled out a number of developmental initiatives and interventions (informed by research) in our target communities. Examples of our developmental initiatives and interventions include our unique mentoring initiative (“A day in a year”), the TAI Beacons awards, TAI schools club, TAI business initiatives and HIV/AIDS campaigns. We also provide support to local groups and individuals (preferably women and youth) who are enterprising. Our goal is to empower people and communities so they can make decisions that are right and sustainable.

"People who are empowered have greater odds of making decisions that will advance their societies".

Our mission

Make the goals.


Our activities around the world.

“Address inequality in African societies and ensure national development through research, advocacy, education, publications, community projects and quality healthcare services that employ maximum participation of target communities”.

We are currently operational in the countries below


United Kingdom 

TAI events

The TAI Beacon awards, dinner and networking events provides a platform where we recognise individuals and groups that have laboured and continue labour to make a difference in Africa. These honours provide reinforcement for our unique mentoring initiative as awardees are selected (from a long list of nominees) to reflect the values and tenets of our mentoring. Award recipients are, therefore, a vital component of our mentoring initiative and present our mentees with good examples to emulate.

“Youth in Africa, and world over, are in dire need of healthy and positive examples (mentors) they could look up to”. 

Recipients of the TAI honours are those who have weathered the storms of life in Africa and beyond the shores of Africa to attain great heights. By recognizing these icons, we present them (TAI Beacons) to upcoming youth in Africa as success stories worthy of emulation.

For details about the award categories and how to send in your nominations please see the “Awards” tab above or visit our Facebook page.