Fighting FGM in Guinea-Bissau

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a deeply-entrenched cultural practice in much of Africa. It is not enough to simply outlaw the procedure – both attitudes and behaviours have to be influenced and changed. In short, people need to be deeply convinced. Plan Ireland has a particular focus on the welfare and development of women and…

Drought & Food Crisis in Ethiopia – Who Knew?

The current drought and food emergency in Ethiopia directly threatens 10-11 million people – yet it seems to have been largely ignored by the media up to this point. It has not gained the traction of publicity, possibly because of Brexit, political dramas, and maybe even the Euros. The crisis is thought to be caused…

Overseas Aid – Facts and Fictions

This simple and informative publication from Dóchas, the Irish Association of Development NGOs, clarifies some issues, dispels some myths, and underlines many facts about overseas development aid. Please do it justice and take a few minutes to read it.   Overseas Aid Fiction or Fact Dóchas  

Our Project of the Month for September – Railway Children Africa

This project came to ElectricAid via our ESBI colleagues in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. We funded Railway Children Africa with €6,420 for their pioneering work with the street children of Mwanza, and with their families. This particular funding was to support the families of re-integrated street kids with business training, start-up grants, and some food aid. photo:…