International Women’s Day 2018

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.51″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Photo: Taken by Aidlink, Uganda 2017 [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.51″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Today is International Women’s Day. This year International Women’s Day comes on the heels of an unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality & justice. People around the world are mobilizing for a future that is equal. …

Aidlink Christmas Message

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.51″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Looking back – 2017 In Turkana County, Northern Kenya, 2017 began as the third consecutive year of drought. In response to the crisis, and in addition to our usual education, water and agriculture projects, we rolled out emergency feeding projects reaching 6,000 primary school children at risk of malnutrition. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_image …

Aidlink Wins at Published Accounts Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce that Aidlink has won the 2017 Published Accounts Awards – Small/Medium Not-For-Profit Category. Hosted annually by the Chartered Accountants Ireland Leinster Society, the Published Accounts Awards recognise excellence in public and private, State owned bodies, charities and other organisations, that publish annual reports and accounts. 2017 is the third year that Aidlink has been shortlisted as a finalist …

Aidlink Wins Good Governance Award 2017

We are very proud to announce that Aidlink has won the 2017 Good Governance Award (Category 3: €1m-€5m organisations)! The Good Governance Awards is an initiative that recognises and encourages adherence to good governance practice by Community, Voluntary and Charitable organisations in Ireland. See here for more. Aidlink is delighted to have had our commitment to good governance recognised and we will continue to strive for the …

WOW.II Live at Whelan’s, September 27th

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_blurb _builder_version=”3.0.51″ url_new_window=”off” use_icon=”off” use_circle=”off” use_circle_border=”off” icon_placement=”top” use_icon_font_size=”off” background_layout=”light” border_style=”solid” animation=”top”] “As one of the many female-driven initiatives in Dublin, Women on Wednesdays is unique in that it is one born of the powerful force that is global female solidarity.” -Thin Air review  WOW July 19th, full article available here.) Women on …

The worst humanitarian crisis in decades

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] if you’ve been watching television this week, you might have seen ITV’s news report series on Turkana, Northern Kenya. Called “Fighting Famine”, journalist Marc Mallett has been tracking the impact of what is being described as the “worst humanitarian crisis in decades” on one of the poorest regions in the world. The reports have featured the work …

School Immersion: Vacation or Education?

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] August 7, 2012 By Fran Wallace “I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.” – Confucius, Chinese philosopher and political theorist, 551-479 BC Immersion programmes are growing in popularity, with many Irish schools engaging and as the word spreads of successful trips many more are expressing interest. There are many questions …

Published Accounts Awards 2016

We’re delighted to announce that for the second year in a row, Aidlink’s Annual Report has been shortlisted for the Published Accounts Awards! You can read our 2015 Annual Report here. Kasay, who features on the Annual Report cover, is a member of the Maparasha Primary School Parents’ Association, in Kajiado Kenya, supported through Aidlink’s School Sanitation Improvement Programme. Kasay and …

Aidlink Immersion Programme: Review of the Programme and the 2016 Pilot Evaluation Process

Executive Summary Chris Minch October 2016 Introduction This report focuses on Aidlink’s Immersion Programme (IP), which forms a key part of the organisation’s Development Education (DE) activities. The IP involves Aidlink facilitating groups of secondary school students to undertake educational visits to African countries such as Ghana, Kenya and Uganda. A combination of a sector-wide increase in focus on monitoring and …