WORKAID collects, refurbishes and then provides tools & equipment to enable disadvantaged people in East Africa and the UK to learn a skilled trade and earn a living.
Workaid tackles poverty by supplying disadvantaged people with the tools they need to acquire practical skills and become self-supporting. We collect unwanted tools and equipment from all over the UK, repair them (by volunteers) and send them to vocational training projects and self-help groups, mostly in East Africa.
Workaid is also increasingly assisting unemployed young people in the UK with tools and equipment.
Workaid assists vulnerable groups of people:- young people who have had to leave school for lack of funds, street children, widows/orphans, the disabled and elderly, HIV/AIDs sufferers and refugees.
Annually, Workaid enables an estimated 8000 disadvantaged people in Africa to learn a skilled trade such as tailoring, masonry, carpentry and car maintenance – giving them the opportunity to earn a living and become more self-sufficient, thus breaking the cycle of poverty.
Workaid aims to:
- WORKAID aims to work with disadvantaged communities to promote self sufficiency and help break the cycle of poverty.
Established: April 1986
Registered Charity Number: 1041574
Board members: 7
Full time staff: 1
Part time staff: 2
Phone number: 01494 775220
Address: The Old Boot Factory 71, Townsend Road Chesham HP5 2AAView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website