I recently found out about this super cool charity that was originally founded by a few Cambridge biology PhD students: www.trendinafrica.com
The idea is to introduce Drosophila to African neuroscience labs (who currently mainly work on rats) as a cheap, convenient and awesome model organism. The way they are doing this is by running some pretty intense summer courses with a whole bunch of lecturers from different universities. The courses cover theory, but also focus a lot on practical skills – everything from running and maintaining a fly lab, to making and using equipment, to how to find open access lab protocols and obtain reagents. The charity also set up a fully functioning fly neuroscience lab at the University of Uganda, using sponsorship money and donated lab equipment.