A Fruitful September (3)

The “Jewel in the Crown” of our Fruitful September was of course our Special Appeal for East Africa & South Asia.  Despite the real lack of a critical mass of public awareness and media attention, our Appeal was a major success, bringing in €60,000 so far from our generous members and supporters.  Included in that…

A Fruitful September (2)

September was not just fruitful in the sense of successful recruitment of new members to the ElectricAid community – we also had a really excellent funding round, in which we committed €167,000 to 21 exciting development projects in Ireland and across the Developing World.  Again, we stayed close to our development priorities, funding 5 projects…

A Fruitful September

The “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” has certainly been fruitful and productive in terms of new members for ElectricAid.  September is recruitment season in ESB and in EirGrid. We estimate that about 50 new staff members have also signed up with ElectricAid. They may be apprentices, new NTs, graduate engineers, general recruits – they…

A Big Thank You

We need to say a big word of thanks to all of our friends, members and supporters who have made our East Africa / South Asia Appeal such a success – we are now approaching a total of €60,000 – a magnificent response from you all. May I thank in particular our retired members, who…

Special Appeal – EAST Africa, SOUTH Asia

ElectricAid is presuming, once again, on the generosity and goodness of our members, friends and supporters – to launch another Special Appeal – this time for EAST Africa & SOUTH Asia. The East Africa Food Crisis has been brewing for a year.  This developing food tragedy endangers about 25 million people in and beyond East Africa. The…

LOADSA FUN, LOADSA STUFF & LOADSA MONEY?

Yes, it’s back again!  The ever-popular ElectricAid Book/CD/DVD/Art/Bric-a-Brac Sale is set for 20th and 21st September, in the new and bigger setting of the Gateway Three Conference Room (just across from the Restaurant).  We will have loads of extra space to sell loads of great stuff at knock-down prices – provided of course that YOU…

Bicycles for Kakuma

UNHCR ‘s Kakuma Camp Refugee Camp is one of the largest in the world, covering 150 km2 and accommodating an estimated 180,000 people.  The camp is in Turkana, NW Kenya, and has received successive waves of Sudanese, Somali and South Sudanese refugees. The Jesuit Relief Service (JRS) provides some health (including mental health) services in…