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Aidlink

34 Greenmount Office Park, Harolds Cross, Dublin 6, Ireland.
Registered Charity Number: 20022730
Companies Registration Office Number: 124133
CHY (Revenue) Number: 9078
Governing Form: Company Limited by Guarantee
Establishment Country: Ireland
Education Body: No

Charitable Purpose:
Relief of poverty or economic hardship
Charitable Objects:
Aidlink exists to improve the lives of those living in poverty in Africa.
We realise this by supporting the capacity of partners to mobilise local communities to participate in their development process, access their basic needs and demand their fundamental human rights.
This is further enhanced through our development education programme in Ireland to promote an understanding of poverty and inequality in Africa.
Activities Description:
During 2016, working in communities throughout Kenya,
Uganda and Ghana, Aidlink’s Integrated Community Development Programme:
• Brought clean and safe drinking water to 15,000 people through the protection of springs and construction of shallow wells;
• Delivered water and sanitation improvements to 52 primary schools throughout Kenya and Uganda making school a safer and healthier place for 20,000 children;
• Delivered improved mother and child healthcare to 36,000 mothers and 115,000 children in Turkana County Kenya;
• Provided 30 adults in Turkana, Kenya with the educational opportunities they missed out on as children through the Back to School Programme; and
• Trained 596 farming households in Kenya and Uganda with the skills required to improve food security and generate an income.
This year also saw the significant expansion of the Aidlink School Immersion Programme, from one school biennially, to a total of four schools and 140 students participating in the programme in 2016. Immersion programme schools were hosted by communities in each of Aidlink’s three programme countries; Kenya, Uganda and Ghana.
Activities:
Overseas aid/famine relief, Relief of poverty
Beneficiaries:
Development and relief services, Overseas aid
Reporting:
Companies may file their accounts with the Companies Registration Office instead of the Charities Regulator

Annual Report 2016

Reporting Period from 1/1/2016 to 31/12/2016

Description of activities:
During 2016, working in communities throughout Kenya,
Uganda and Ghana, Aidlink’s Integrated Community Development Programme:
• Brought clean and safe drinking water to 15,000 people through the protection of springs and construction of shallow wells;
• Delivered water and sanitation improvements to 52 primary schools throughout Kenya and Uganda making school a safer and healthier place for 20,000 children;
• Delivered improved mother and child healthcare to 36,000 mothers and 115,000 children in Turkana County Kenya;
• Provided 30 adults in Turkana, Kenya with the educational opportunities they missed out on as children through the Back to School Programme; and
• Trained 596 farming households in Kenya and Uganda with the skills required to improve food security and generate an income.
This year also saw the significant expansion of the Aidlink School Immersion Programme, from one school biennially, to a total of four schools and 140 students participating in the programme in 2016. Immersion programme schools were hosted by communities in each of Aidlink’s three programme countries; Kenya, Uganda and Ghana.

Activities: Overseas aid/famine relief, Relief of poverty

Beneficiaries: Development and relief services, Overseas aid

Average number of Employees: 1-9

Average number of Individuals Volunteering for the charity in reporting period: 1-9

Gross income in reporting period as supplied by the charity: €1,196,926

Total expenditure in reporting period as supplied by the charity: €1,160,394

Annual Report 2015

Reporting Period from 1/1/2015 to 31/12/2015

Description of activities:
Aidlink exists to improve the lives of those living in poverty in Africa, specifically targeting communities in our programme countries of Kenya, Uganda and Ghana.
Aidlink’s core development programme aims to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of the targeted rural poor, particularly girls and women; and to build the capacity of local partner organisations.
Aidlink works to achieve this through interventions in the areas of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Health, Education, Agriculture and Capacity Building.
Working with local partner organisations, Aidlink supports the capacity of local communities to:
• Participate in their development process;
• Access their basic needs; and
• Demand their fundamental human rights.
This is further enhanced through Aidlink’s development education activities in Ireland to promote an understanding of poverty and inequality in Africa.

During 2015, working in communities throughout Kenya and Uganda, Aidlink’s Integrated Community Development Programme:
• Brought clean and safe drinking water to over 15,500 people through the protection of springs and construction of shallow wells;
• Improved access to water for a further 28,500 people through the rehabilitation of old or damaged wells;
• Delivered water and sanitation improvements to 51 primary schools throughout Kenya and Uganda making school a safer and healthier place for over 18,000 children;
• Delivered improved community healthcare and mother and child healthcare to 353,000 people;
• Provided 30 adults in Turkana, Kenya with the educational opportunities they missed out on as children through the Back to School Programme;
• Trained 451 farming households with the skills required to improve food security and generate an income; and
• Implemented emergency feeding programmes in 14 at-risk primary schools, reaching 2,800 children facing food insecurity due to severe drought conditions.

Activities: Overseas aid/famine relief, Relief of poverty

Beneficiaries: Overseas aid, Those suffering from hunger/poverty

Average number of Employees: 1-9

Average number of Individuals Volunteering for the charity in reporting period: 20-49

Gross income in reporting period as supplied by the charity: €1,208,625

Total expenditure in reporting period as supplied by the charity: €1,024,252

Annual Report 2014

Reporting Period from 1/1/2014 to 31/12/2014

Description of activities:
During 2014 Aidlink and our partners continued to work in Kenya, Uganda and Ghana to deliver life changing programmes to some of the world’s poorest and most isolated communities. Working through the partnership model, Aidlink mobilizes local communities to: participate in their development process, access their basic needs: water & sanitation, education, food security and healthcare, and to demand their fundamental human rights. 2014 was a successful year for Aidlink with our programme expectations met. Some of our 2014 highlights include: 24,000 people now have access to clean and safe water, 25,000 rural poor people now have improved access to community health care, 11,000 mothers were registered for ante and post-natal care, 3,500 babies were vaccinated. Aidlink also operates a successful development education programme for young people which aims to promote a greater understanding of the causes of poverty and inequality in the world through experiential immersion learning. During 2014 Aidlink accompanied a group of 60 Irish students on a study visit to Ghana, bringing the total number of students facilitated as part of the 10 year programme to over 250.

Activities: Education/training, Overseas aid/famine relief, Relief of poverty

Beneficiaries: Those suffering from hunger/poverty

Average number of Employees: 1-9

Average number of Individuals Volunteering for the charity in reporting period: 1-9

Gross income in reporting period as supplied by the charity: €1,104,903

Total expenditure in reporting period as supplied by the charity: €1,204,319

Trustees and Officers:
Name Position Start Date
Mr Liam ByrneTreasurer01/05/2014
Ms Gemma GrimesDirector01/05/2013
Mr Brendan FeehanSecretary01/05/2014
Dr Philip OwendeDirector01/05/2009
Ms Meadhbh McCannDirector25/08/2015
Ms Marion ShawDirector10/06/2015
Ms Maire MoynihanDirector05/01/2017
Mr Rory GalvinDirector07/06/2017
Mr John LynchChairperson of the Board25/04/2017
Mr Eoghan CaffreyDirector07/02/2017
Mr Brian IngarfieldDirector14/06/2017
Other Locations/Premises in Ireland:
Also Operates in:
Ghana: operates as :Spiritans
Kenya: operates as :Diocese of Lodwar, Girl Child Network
Uganda: operates as :VAD, EMESCO, Caritas MADDO

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