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 →
Graphic illustration of the initial SYIDN workshop by Paul Harrison
Aid Works is a member of the quickly growing South Yorkshire International Development Network (SYIDN), a coordination mechanism for local aid organisations. The network provides us with an opportunity to learn from each other, share events and news, and to give us a stronger, collective voice.
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 is launching an exciting new project called Get the North to the South, which will bring international development skills and knowledge to the North of England, so that they can be shared with the world.
There are lots of skilled and passionate people in the North who would like to get into aid work, but almost no relevant and practical training is offered in the region. We want to change that.
But first, we want to hear from you. What barriers do people from outside London face when trying to get into aid work? What kind of support would help an aspiring aid worker get that all important first job? What practical training would complement existing university programmes? Continue reading →