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, helping communities improve their schools through a focus on the quality of teaching and learning resources, gender equality, women’s empowerment and support for the most disadvantaged children.

Founded 1995

  • Mission statement

    Working in sub-Saharan Africa our mission is to inspire sustainable innovations in education policy based on evidence-based grassroots experience of approaches which have the greatest positive impact on learner outcomes
    Rather than taking a single approach, such as building teachers’ skills, stocking libraries, or improving school administrations, Link uses a multi-pronged, sustainable, and holistic approach that has student achievement at its core and includes teachers, school managers, government education offices, and the local community. Link works through existing structures and directly supports Ministry of Education (MoE) priorities and nationally identified barriers to quality education. Our programmes and staff directly add capacity to local districts and school management leaders to implement established MoE policies. This alignment with national standards and indicators ensures sustainability as interventions become entrenched in government policy delivery for years to come.
    By unlocking access to quality education Link also supports:
     Girls' and Women's Rights:
     Healthier Communities: Each extra year of a mother's schooling reduces the probability of infant mortality by 5-10%
     Poverty Reduction: If all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills, an estimated 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty
     Better Life Chances: A child whose mother can read is 50% more likely to live past 5 years of age
     Economic Growth.

  • 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: 9

    Full time staff: 5

    Part time staff: 2

    Phone number: 01312253076

    Address: 4 Hunter SquareEdinburgh EH1 1QW

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