Link Community Development International

Link Community Development International

Charity information

Link Community Development International

We are a grassroots NGO working to solve critical education challenges in sub-Saharan Africa, as a tool to help communities escape poverty. We work across rural, impoverished areas of Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi and Ghana, guiding governments, schools and communities to sustainably improve education, with a focus on literacy, numeracy and inclusion for the most marginalised children.

Founded 1995

  • Mission statement

    Working in sub-Saharan Africa our mission is to inspire sustainable innovations in education, based on evidence-based, grassroots approaches which have the greatest positive impact on learner outcomes. Our holistic approach has children's achievement and community development at its heart, and our interventions build lasting capacity with teachers, schools, local government, families and communities to improve schools and lives. By unlocking access to quality education our projects support:

    - Girls' and women's rights: quality education equips girls with the confidence and skills to explore life opportunities and livelihoods outwith the domestic sphere
    - Healthier communities: Each year a young mother stays in school reduces infant mortality by 5-10%
    - Poverty reduction: If all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted from poverty
    - Better life chances: A child whose mother can read is 50% more likely to live past 5 years of age

  • Aims

    Link Community Development International aims to:

    • To inspire sustainable innovations in education using grassroots approaches to improve accountability and learning outcomes.
  • Overview

    Established: July 1995

    Registered Charity Number: 1048007

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 1

    Phone number: 0131 225 3076

    Address: 4 Hunter Square, Edinburgh EH1 1QW

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • Transforming girls' learning & lives in Ethiopia

    Quality secondary education equips girls with the confidence and skills to escape the pove... More