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Friends From Ireland

Friends From Ireland are a group of people from all walks of life who take part in community building projects in Africa. We are a non-profit organisation and pride ourselves on sourcing materials, and labour, from within and around the communities we work in. We currently have projects in Kenya, Namibia and Lesotho. Our projects involve lots of �get stuck in� attitude, determination and team effort. Our volunteers raise funding and participate in the projects themselves. They have come from all parts of Ireland and Europe and from diverse backgrounds. Each project sees new volunteers joining some who have already been away with us. All are welcome once they have no fear of work. Age is not a factor once you are healthy and willing to work in a team. There is work for everyone and previous building experience, although a plus, is not required. F.F.I. Projects are challenging and volunteers should be in possession of an adventurous spirit. If you dont have one when you leave be aware you will have one when you come back

Friends From Ireland is a not for profit organisation and is run totally by volunteers. We have no employees and focus on getting maximum benefit from every Euro raised. Our projects have offered support to some of  the most disadvantaged communities in Kenya, Namibia and Lesotho. We believe that cornerstone community facilities such as clinics, schools and libraries are crucial to development. Our projects are carried out in partnership with our host communities and are based on informed and collective pre-project processes that ensure success.

In addition, we prioritise sustainable activities that will continue to effect change long after we have left.

The support we receive at home and abroad fuels our determination to keep our projects going. We have seen how they have had life-changing results in areas where support rarely reaches. Our model is simple but effective. We source and pay directly for all our materials which in many cases are supplied by local traders who support our work.  Our volunteers help fund the projects themselves and are actively involved in completing them.

Your support is essential to Friends From Ireland projects.

Contact Details

Dunboyne, Dunboyne, Meath, IRELAND

Cause Registration

Revenue (Charities Unit) (CHY): 17747