While travelling recently, I had a conversation that almost every other aid worker will have experienced. I was talking to a woman I didn’t know very well and she asked what I did for a living. I said that I worked with NGOs in Pakistan. After the obligatory explanation of what an NGO is, she exclaimed, “Oh, Pakistan! You must be very brave!” Continue reading →
This annual competition provides an opportunity for leading professional services sector firms to showcase their outstanding recent achievements overseas. Mo beat off intense competition to win the award, judged by a panel of industry experts, led by His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester. The award was presented at a gala dinner, attended by His Royal Highness and The Rt Hon Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development. Continue reading →
Here at Aid Works, we spend a lot of time helping organisations to improve their training sessions. Training is an essential part of aid organisations’ work, whether it be for staff (both local and international), government workers or local communities. PowerPoint is the ‘go to’ choice for most trainers, but it’s hard to create really effective presentations – we’ve all experienced boring and confusing training sessions with jumbled slides containing too much information! Better learning leads to better project implementation and training is about so much more than just giving people information. Here are our Top Ten Tips for improving how you train others. Continue reading →
Are you interested in humanitarian aid and international development? Have you ever wondered what issues particularly affect women giving and receiving aid? Do you want to learn more through the personal experiences of women who have worked in the aid sector?
8th March, 2016
6pm – 7.30pm
The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW
Free, but spaces are limited so please book your ticket on Eventbrite using the button below
We are recruiting for three exciting new volunteer opportunities available in our Sheffield office. Lasting 3 to 6 months, for 7 hours a week, these entry level positions will provide valuable experience for anyone wanting to start a career in aid. Closing date 28th January. Find out more and apply here.
It is estimated that over 1 billion of the world’s most disadvantaged and poor people suffer from at least one neglected tropical disease (NTD), which can significantly affect their physical and emotional wellbeing.
In Mozambique, an estimated 17 million people are infected by lymphatic filariasis caused by worms, with nearly 40,000 people having chronic conditions*. These victims need to be detected and treated, and the role of the local community is fundamental in supporting sufferers. Continue reading →
You can’t turn on the TV, radio or open a newspaper at the moment without hearing about Syrian refugees and the ‘European Migrant Crisis’. But did you know that the Syrian conflict has been raging for more than 4 years? Or that less than 10% of Syrians who have fled the conflict have sought safety in Europe – while over 4 million Syrian refugees are registered in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and North Africa (UNHCR – 13th Sept ’15). Or that UNOCHA estimates there are 7.6m internally displaced people in Syria, and that 12.2m people are in need of humanitarian assistance? Or that the majority of the humanitarian response is being implemented by Syrians themselves?
This month the School for Social Entrepreneurs focused on networking – no, not the kind involving cables – but the kind we often ignore as we hide behind our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Our followers will know we post regularly on social media, but it’s important to meet people face to face, too. Kate Welch, founder of Social Enterprise Acumen talked us through recognising your key networks and personal networking traits. It’s really difficult as a start-up to get your voice heard, or your products and services known to others. Top tips that came out of the session were: Continue reading →