Spread the love globally this Valentine’s Day, 14th February 2019
Valentine’s Day is almost upon us – a day which over time has developed from sending anonymous, handmade love-notes to your secret crush into a day where in the UK alone it is forecast that over £1.2 billion will be spent on cards, gifts and meals, all designed to tell our loved ones how much we care. Spending in the USA is at least 20 times higher, which, when added to the amounts spent in other countries celebrating Valentine’s Day, makes a staggering total.(more…)
Kidasha in the Press, 12th March 2019
It was fantastic to see Kidasha in the press this month, as our CEO Janice Miller was featured in the Huffington Post discussing the recent controversy surrounding the BBC’s Comic Relief. While much of the analysis had been around the personalities involved, Janice took the opportunity to bring the focus towards the nature of the aid and attitudes towards charity in nations like the UK.
Reflecting Kidasha’s approach and work, Janice argued that trying to apply a ‘one size fits all’ solution without tackling the multiple causes of entrenched poverty will not be effective in the long term. She arguedThe debate as it is in its current form is a distraction from the fact that the time and resources being applied to this way of operating could be more effectively harnessed with differing ideas about how to bring really effective aid and help.
At Kidasha, we are a UK-based charity but we purposefully keep a small UK office in contrast to our larger team on the ground in Nepal. It’s this team and the networks we’ve created there which lead our work and projects and inform all our decision making, to ensure the aid we provide is truly what’s needed. It’s all about deriving support from locally gained knowledge, and this has seen us create a number of different programmes such as practical education courses, family strengthening and access to life skills education. Such challenging projects that don’t always make for a media moment but have positive impacts across the long-term.
If you would like to read Janice’s full article, it can be found here.
Wye 100 Challenge, May 2019
After the success of our Highland Challenge, Kidasha’s extreme fundraising adventure is back! This time our supporters will be taking on the Wye 100 challenge – walking or cycling 100km or canoeing 100 miles in the beautiful Wye Valley, all in aid of Kidasha.
This is fundraising with a difference: combining your love of physical outdoor activity and the beauty of nature with the opportunity to raise money for our much-needed work in Nepal.
International Day of Education, 24th January 2019
Today marks the first ever International Day of Education, celebrating and promoting the fundamental human right to education. The desire to provide and improve education is core to Kidasha’s mission, and as such the day gives us an opportunity not only to reflect on our work to date, but also what we hope to achieve going forward.
Making your new year’s resolutions mean something, 1st January 2019
Making your new year’s resolutions mean something
It’s that time of year again, when lists get written, motivational quotes shared and daily habits come under the microscope. Though some may say there’s nothing special about any one of our 365 days around the sun there’s still a certain impetus that comes from the beginning of a new year. Whether it’s committing to less or more of something – or letting go of negative attitudes – the New Year can be a great time to try something…new.