Peace Education Training in Kalobeyei Refugee Settlement

Amala’s Peace Education Training Project began in April 2022 in Kalobeyei Refugee Settlement in Kenya, following the receipt of a grant from The Edith M Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust in February 2022. The project aimed to reach 50 young refugees through peace education training, and Amala advertised the opportunity widely within the refugee community in […]

Lorna Young Foundation’s Farmers’ Voice Radio Project

The Lorna Young Foundation (LYF) received a grant from The Edith M Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust in June 2022 to assist them in training ten East African organisations, through the Farmers’ Voice Radio (FVR) Academy, to develop high impact participatory radio programmes that empower smallholder coffee, tea and cocoa farmers to adapt to and mitigate […]

City of Sanctuary Sheffield – Creating a Culture of Welcome

City of Sanctuary Sheffield received a grant from The Edith M Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust in February 2022 to enable them to extend their work building sanctuary for forced migrants through innovative architectural design.  This funding allowed the organisation to work alongside experts in the field of social architecture to take a critical look at […]

Peace Education Training in Kalobeyei Refugee Settlement

Amala Education received a grant from the Edith M Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust in February 2022 to support the running of a six month peace education project to train 50 youth refugee peacebuilders in the Kalobeyei Refugee Settlement in Kenya between April and October 2022.  Working with their local partner Kalobeyei Initiative (KI4BLI), participants learnt […]

TEMWA – Restoring forests in Malawi

In June 2022 the Edith M Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust awarded a grant to TEMWA to support their Restoring Forests project in Malawi, ensuring that their life-changing, climate-protecting work can continue.  Communities in Nkhata Bay North in northern Malawi are facing the ever-worsening effects of climate change: heavy rainfall causes soil erosion, unprecedentedly long dry-seasons affect […]

Freedom Kit Bags – making a better life

Over 17,000 women and girls in Nepal have improved health and well-being plus an understanding of menstrual health management – all thanks to their Freedom Kit Bag. Collectively that’s 2,983,500 days of dignity.  FKB’s work in action To be a Freedom Kit Bags Ambassador requires a great many things – a strong belief in what […]

Think of Something you Love – A Person, A Place, A Thing …

In June 2021 the Trust awarded a grant of £2,000 to the Quaker Arts Network to help support their Loving Earth Project’s community textile project and to produce additional materials to help people engage with the climate crisis through the project. THE LOVING EARTH PROJECT celebrates some of the wonderful things threatened by growing environmental […]

News from KITE Beekeepers, Kasese, Uganda

The mission of Bees Abroad, Uganda, is to promote locally appropriate beekeeping to enable participants to generate income to enhance their livelihoods, alleviate poverty and improve their quality of life. Our vision is to be recognised as experts in delivering practical, appropriate and sustainable beekeeping projects that enhance the livelihoods of participants, promoting ecologically favourable […]

Student Christian Movement Peace Workshops for Students

In March 2020 the Trust awarded a grant of £2,000 to Student Christian Movement to run a series of peace workshops for students across the UK. A month later the Covid pandemic hit. SCM was quick to adapt to the restrictions which the pandemic brought, by holding the workshops online, and by creating blogs and […]

START Walking Project: Students and Refugees Together (START)

START is a small Plymouth based charity that helps people, forcibly dispersed by the immigration system and who have been granted ‘leave to remain’, to build a full life in the city. START’s work enables new arrivals to understand administration, acquire accommodation, access education, prepare for and find work, learn English and socialise in the […]