“Leaving Fitzwilliam” Sale for ElectricAid

ESB’s departure (for 4 years) from its much-loved Head Office in Fitzwilliam Street is almost complete.  The last staff will be moving out soon, and the bulldozers will be in shortly after that. In the meantime, the company has very graciously donated a wealth of unrequired items – furniture, fittings, hundreds of framed prints, glassware,…

East Africa Crisis – ElectricAid responds.

ElectricAid’s funding of €5,000 each for Concern, Plan Ireland, Christian Aid and Trócaire was presented today (29.03.2017) outside ESB Fitzwilliam Street. All of these agencies are on the ground in various countries – your funds will be used well, and used immediately. The reason for the “photo-opp” was simple. Despite the scale of the food…

March for Life – 25 fantastic fundings in March.

ElectricAid funded a lower-than-usual number of projects in January – but demand bounced back with a vengeance for our March funding round. We evaluated 32 applications worth €351,000, well beyond our capacity to fund. We deferred some, rejected others, and trimmed many, and arrived at a package of 25 approved fundings, to a total value…

Food Crisis in East Africa.

Once again, famine stalks the land in East Africa. There is a gathering and worsening food emergency, originating in a 2-year drought, and made much worse in some countries by vicious armed conflict. Sober estimates put 22 million people at risk, and the deaths have already started, particularly amongst the young, the vulnerable and the…

Tumaini La Maisha – Their Lives Matter.

Since 2008, ElectricAid has supported Dr Trish Scanlan, a young Irish oncologist in Dar-es-Salaam, with the development of paediatric cancer services in Tanzania. Cancers such as Rhetinoblastoma, a cancer of the eye that has a high prevalence in Tanzania, have been brought under control, and survival rates are approaching first-world levels.  Outreach services  are facilitating…

ElectricAid loves Women!

The attached excellent article from Dóchas “How we’re fighting for gender equality this International Women’s Day” marking International Women’s Day features three NGOs’ work for and by women in development. Action Aid are featured for their work against Gender Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation; VSO for their work in health services, and Gorta-Self Help Africa…