It was a pleasure to receive Egide Ndayizeye, the convener of the Burundi Light of Life Action who also doubles as a Masters Student from the UEA school of International Development at our office. We had interesting conversations on his commitment to achieving social transformation in Burundi through access to quality education and we look forward to exciting times ahead.
Meet Abera, a 45 year old religious and community leader who had no knowledge about harmful traditional practices like HTP and FGM but after the training with Berhan Lehetsanat, he is now much more aware, and has started to work for change towards FGM and HTP.
Thank you, Quakers! The Quaker Meetings in Norwich, Sheringham and Beccles have each very kindly hosted a Recycling Project sack in their Friends’ Meeting Houses in 2022.
We are very lucky to be able to welcome four Master’s students from the UEA School of International Development to placements at DDP this summer.
We visited senior officials Tamrat and Mussie at Manicho Health Centre. They were pleased with the selection of Malga for the BL/DDP project, where HTP rates have been particularly high, and the focus on girls and women, who are most vulnerable.
In April 2022 we dropped in on a gathering of people in the small town of Wotera, convened by their local Community Volunteer. Bayush, head of the Malga Women and Children Office, and Tamiru from Berhan Lehetsanat addressed the group. While we were there, one woman reported that parents in the area had stopped forcing […]
A Spring e-Newsletter, with a focus on DDP partners in Nepal, is available to read online here. Please subscribe here to receive future newsletters by email. There will always be an ‘unsubscribe’ option in case you change your mind. And please do forward it to anyone you think might be interested in cooperation, networking, supporting, […]
It’s possible now to combine charity fundraising with de-cluttering your home! Unwanted or damaged jewellery • Gold, silver, costume jewellery, watches, broken/damaged items (missing stones, odd earrings, snapped chains…) Old banknotes • Unwanted or obsolete paper currency from any country, of any age (but not coins!) Our partners at Recycling for Good Causes will re-use […]
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This booklet brings together the stories of some of the people involved in our Women-Led, Disability-Inclusive Livelihoods project in Nepal’s Dhading district from 2018 to 2021, implemented by lead partner DHRC-Nepal and downstream partner DWA, with funding from UK Aid Direct. It shows how the project has contributed to the social and economic empowerment of […]
Work is well under way on construction of accessible toilets for the residents and visitors at SDET (Social Development and Education Trust), our partner organization in Tamil Nadu. Fundraising was kick-started by former DDP Trustee Lady Bambina Carnwath, for which we are very grateful, and further contributions – still needed to complete this essential project […]
“I really am happy to have joined the IT training programme at SHRUTI. It has taught me the basics of computing, which I should have learned in Grade 9 and 10 at school. Our trainer, Shankar Sir, had much more patience than anyone I have ever met. Even though he was not hard-of -hearing himself, […]
“I am one of the first IT trainees at SHRUTI. I have always loved computers and editing photos as a hobby. I had some basic IT knowledge, as I took a computer course at high school. But I didn’t understand very well at the time. Thanks to this training I have a lot more knowledge […]
During the COVID-19 pandemic, when restrictions on travel and gatherings were in place and schools were closed, our partners at Berhan Lehetsanat kept the momentum of the Improving Women and Girls’ Health project going through FM radio broadcasts in the Sidamic language – reaching people in neighbouring areas as well as in Malga woreda. Below […]