Category Archives: Education

Our new six-session package Anti-racism Unpacked offers a safe, confidential space to help individuals become change makers in anti-racism

Anti-racism in development and aid is a huge topic. And at Aid Works we always want to discuss how to make ‘aid’ work better. We want to help you with your change process. We don’t have your answers, we want to help you come to your own answers. Get in touch. Find out more here.

Aid Works and the COVID-19 response – combining expertise in public health, WASH and information specialities

There is a universe of possibilities around how people and organisations can help during the coronavirus crisis.

At Aid Works, we’re working with our specialists in public health, WASH, communications, training and mentoring and public-private partnerships to decide where our skills will be of greatest use.

We want to harness the knowledge we’ve gained from evaluating projects and providing technical support to our in-country partners Continue reading

Health Pooled Fund South Sudan has created easy-to-follow guidelines to help Boma health workers teach communities about COVID-19

The guidelines contain information about the disease, how to avoid contracting or spreading COVID-19 including regular hand washing and physical distancing practices, symptoms and self-protection. The guidelines can be adapted to use in different contexts. Click here to access. Continue reading

Reducing the risk of children drowning in Ghana

Aroma of Wisdom International School

Drowning is among the 10 leading causes of death of young people in every region of the world. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has been working with Felix Foundation in Ghana since 2015 to deliver water safety education through schools across Accra. In 2017, the project – funded by Jersey Overseas Aid – reached more than 25,000 children with water safety messages. Aid Works was commissioned to evaluate the project’s effectiveness and impact. Read the report here.

How can we best deliver education messages in schools?

Aid Works recently helped the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to identify good practices from developing countries in delivering education messages, and to do a stock-take of their Aquatic Survival Programme messages. Continue reading

Ensuring better supplies for essential services

Aid Works has recently been chosen by UNICEF to conduct a supply chain assessment of health, nutrition and education commodities in South Sudan, in conjunction with Health Research for Action. South Sudan has some of the worse health and education indicators in the world, and it’s therefore essential that development partners ensure that health workers and teachers have the right resources, at the right time, to do their jobs. Continue reading

Mid-term review of the Talent Development Project

Listen to this short podcast summarising our mid-term review of the Talent Development Project (TDP). The TDP builds the local capacity of national aid workers in countries that are frequently affected by natural disasters and emergencies. Find out:

  • How it’s funded and where it’s implemented
  • What our review covered
  • What has been achieved and what could be improved

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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