(Dis)Abilities Fundings, July 2017

ElectricAid has consistently funded in Ireland, as well as all over the world. In July, we funded 4 projects, all of which fell under the Disabilities heading – although we prefer to talk about developing children’s abilities – focusing on solutions, not problems. We committed a total of €17,500 in four charities – three focusing…

Life Chances for Street Children in Ethiopia

GOAL’s programme for street living children & youths (SLCY) in Hawassa, Ethiopia aims to rehabilitate these “lost” young people, giving them life and employment chances through self-development, non-formal education, and hands-on vocational training. Our 2016 funding of this project has directly led to the salvation (there is no better word) of 33 young people, giving…

January Funding: New Year, New Hope, New Beginnings

ElectricAid has kicked off the New Year with 14 new fundings of a total value of €136,000. Thousands of the world’s most needy people will derive new hope, and the beginnings of self-sustainable development. The funding committed includes water & irrigation projects in Ghana, Zambia and Swaziland, and school & education projects in Kenya, Zambia,…

Good News! in Kenya … and now in Mozambique

The Good News! Trust is a fairly small faith-based charity, located in Jersey, and with excellent links with the Jersey Overseas Aid Commission and in rural Kenya. In the last 10 years, they have completed a massive 102 school rehabilitation projects, and 62 water & sanitation (WASH) projects, in a relatively-small rural area around Oyugis,…

November, November – Preparation, Creation

In the words of the song, November is a time for preparation and creation. ElectricAid’s November funding round commitment of €166,297 to 19 different proposals certainly fits that bill. From a replacement rural school in Nepal, to supporting a block-making enterprise for people with disabilities in Zambia, we are helping to prepare people for a…

Saúde Crianca – community child health in Brazil

This application sought help for their multi-dimensional child and family health support programme, targeting 50 seriously-ill children and their families in Florianópolis, SE Brazil. These children are chronically ill – with HIV, cancer, cardiac issues etc. The application was very well supported by Irish referees who knew the project well. One of the principles is…

Trachoma Ghana – Sightsavers

  These images tell the story of Chief Abdul-Rahman Neindow in the village of Zuozugu, near to Tamale in Ghana. When Trachoma goes untreated, it becomes Trichiasis, where the eyelids turn in upon themselves so that the lashes are constantly scratching the eye. At this stage, only surgery, using TT kits, can save a person’s…