Category Archives: Education

Help refugee children be children this Christmas…

Kids playing at the Dunkirk Refugee Children's CentreEvery Christmas, we choose a grassroots project to support – this year we couldn’t be more excited to be helping out Playgrounds for Peace in Dunkirk Refugee Camp. Read on to find out more about this initiative from some extraordinary ‘ordinary’ folk from Sheffield, and how we’re turning the charity Christmas card idea on it’s head to raise some much-needed funds.  Continue reading

How to clear a space for strategy and planning

SPWT Strategy WorkshopAs part of our commitment towards helping aid organisations work more effectively, we run a pro-bono workshop for one organisation every year. This year, we facilitated a strategic planning workshop for UK registered charity Sircer Pasha Welfare Trust (SPWT). SPWT cares for the poor in rural village areas of Bangladesh, reaching over 230,000 patients through their medical health centre and mobile health clinics since 2005, with over 70% of those attending living in extreme poverty. Continue reading

What can we learn from military planning processes?

Dad's ArmyLast week, Mo and Mia were at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, part of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. Don’t worry, we’re not planning on joining the army! Instead, we were there to support a multinational Peace Support Operation exercise, acting as humanitarian advisors to around 250 future commanders and staff officers of the Army, Navy and Air Force. Continue reading

Inspiring the next generation by challenging the headlines

Donor for a Day Headlines

With the generous support of Charlie Goldsmith Associates*, we’ve been able to expand our schools programme across Sheffield, targeting schools that wouldn’t normally be able to access this kind of educational activity.

Our Donor for a Day workshop is lively and interactive, challenging the students’ perceptions of foreign aid through debating current hot topics in the news. The students also work together to decide on how to allocate foreign aid in a fictional crisis. Continue reading

Linking Development Aid and Social Sciences For the Next Generation

      UK Government Spending – 2013

UK Government Spending 2013

In 2013, the UK government achieved its target of contributing 0.7% of its national income in aid, spending £11.4 billion. Most students thought that the amount spent was a lot more!

The world is becoming more complex, with increasing numbers of emergencies, violent crises and people in need of aid. However, the work done by our government in international development seems far removed from our daily lives in the UK.

Aid Works partnered with the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) and the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) Outreach Department to run two Aid Worker for A Day workshops for students from seven schools. The aim was to broaden students’ knowledge of development aid and raise awareness of related courses offered at the University of Sheffield. Continue reading

Event: ‘Focus on Global Health’ forum at the University of Sheffield

Wulu Primary Health Care Centre, Lakes State, South Sudan

Wulu Primary Health Care Centre, Lakes State, South Sudan

On 13th February, Mo will be speaking at the Focus on Global Health event at the University of Sheffield. This event will provide a forum to discuss a range of global health work that is currently being carried out within the University and by the local practitioner community.  Continue reading