I've been totally addicted to researching the promising future that appears to be ahead of 'direct payments' within the field of International Development. The term, and the concept, were launched by the organisation, aptly named as GiveDirectly. I have shared a link to their website below, should you wish to learn more about their work: … Continue reading Direct payments: The future?
(My family with Monica in London on the day of Mrs May's 'Vote of No Confidence'). Many of our supporters will know that we are currently hosting Monica Agaba here in the UK, our director of projects and operations in Uganda. We initially wanted Monica to visit the UK so that she could join Danielle … Continue reading A warm welcome to the Divided Kingdom
I’ve spent a large proportion of the past three years researching something that has come to be known as ‘voluntourism’. Many people don’t quite understand what the term means, but I’m going to explain, from my own experiences. When I left university in 2012, I had no idea what to do professionally so I decided … Continue reading Voluntourism? Not for us.
(Councillor Brian at the secondary School site) What an outrageously difficult question to answer! I’m sorry the blog hasn’t been updated for a few months, but I’ve been quite ill and I’ve had to take some time off work. Nevertheless, The Zuri Project & Opportunity Africa projects are flying and as always, I have … Continue reading What have I learned this year?
Being involved in a partnership with people in a different part of the world is something very special. I believe that the secondary school project that we’ve been supporting recently really has brought out the best in people. So many people have been involved in the project since its inception nearly two years ago and … Continue reading A collaboration to be proud of
As I sit here mulling over a freshly brewed cup of coffee in the suburbs of Birmingham, I’m finding it really difficult to set the tone for this blog, as so much has happened in the past twelve months. It has perhaps been the most enthralling year of my life, but at the same time … Continue reading A difficult year.
We're absolutely thrilled with the progress being made at the secondary school site. At the end of 2017, we secured the funding to support Opportunity Africa to build a new classroom block at the secondary school site, which will provide students with the chance to study at S3 level at the new school in Kihembe. … Continue reading Progress. Sweet Progress.