It’s hard enough for the average soul to get out to Africa and help out. Volunteer organisations either require huge financial or long term commitments making them the preserve of the middle class students, when they should be. If Gordon Brown is truly dedicated to helping Africa, get students and engineers out there. Infra-structure would aid economies immensely. Start on the roads Gordon and maybe Africa will become more accessible to the world which still perceives it as a dark continent. There maybe an economic poverty but not in resources, of the mineral and human kind. So much potential could be tapped and maybe then we’d know Africa as the continent of smiles.