NASGP supports Health Poverty Action’s Rwanda campaign

1st December 2023 by NASGP

NASGP supports Health Poverty Action’s Rwanda campaign

NASGP’s charitable donation this Xmas will support a new campaign by Health Poverty Action (HPA) highlighting their work with partners in Rwanda to tackle gender-based violence and help people find work.

HPA is working with communities in Rwanda to ensure that people who’ve experienced gender-based violence, and those whose economic status places them at greater risk, can gain financial independence, improve their social status and better defend their rights. HPA then trains people and supports them to gain better-paid employment.

By connecting people with tea estates and helping them develop specialist harvesting skills, the charity is creating opportunities for people to improve their livelihoods and bring more money into rural communities struggling with high rates of unemployment.

Under the ‘Cultivating Change’ campaign, our £250 donation on behalf of members can cover:

  • Materials to support work readiness training (£16).
  • Protective equipment so people can earn a living wage harvesting tea (~£22 for PPE for one person).
  • Pay for a trainer to provide a month of work training for survivors of gender-based violence (£200 a month).

Dr Richard Fieldhouse, NASGP chair, said: “Each year, NASGP is proud to uphold a longstanding tradition of giving back during the holiday season. This year, we are especially honoured to support Health Poverty Action’s ‘Cultivating Change’ campaign.

“It’s not just about immediate aid, but about empowering individuals with the skills and opportunities they need to achieve long-lasting financial independence and improved social status. We believe in the power of sustainable change, and we are thrilled to be part of this transformative journey.

“On behalf of the entire NASGP team, we extend our warmest holiday wishes to all our members.”

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