Providing expert volunteers in developing countries
SAFAD has sent over 340 graduates to 40 different countries in the developing world since 1969.
Each year, student volunteers work with local organisations to provide training and expertise in areas such as water, soil and environmental sciences, engineering, management and health.
By the end of the year 2018, at least 4 volunteers will be involved in Water and Sanitation projects with local NGOs in Haïti, Honduras, Mexico and Laos.
All of our finances come from fundraising and charitable donations so your contribution makes a big difference.
On-going project in Laos.
July went for 6 months with Abundant Water to improve health in rural areas through sustainable promotion of Clay Pottery Water Filter. She is doing technical research on filters and support Lao staff at the workshop. She also teaches English and raises health and hygiene awareness in schools. This project directly impacts rural communities by providing access to safe water at household level. Moreover, it promotes small-scale businesses and capacity building.
Link to the page: http://www.safad.org.uk/
The following placements are guaranteed to take place provided a suitable volunteer can be found:
Uganda: ‘GOAL’: Implement a water scheme program and conduct research about Faecal Sludge Management. GOAL has been working on humanitarian programs in more than 50 countries in the developing world since 1977. The organisation works in several areas, from health improvement projects and education to immediate emergency responses. The project that SAFAD is carrying out with this NGO is the support of sustainable water and sanitation in Uganda. https://www.goalglobal.org/
Haiti: ‘Pure Water for the World‘: Support water and sanitation programs at a city level. Pure Water for the World’s mission is to improve lives by empowering people with access to life’s most basic necessities…safe water and sanitation. https://purewaterfortheworld.org/about-pww/.
For the following roles, SAFAD is currently seeking donor funding (upon which they are dependant):
Honduras: ‘Pure Water for the World’ (Subject to funding): Study the impact of different water and sanitation projects. Pure Water for the World’s mission is to improve lives by empowering people with access to life’s most basic necessities…safe water and sanitation. https://purewaterfortheworld.org/about-pww/.
Mexico: ‘Caminos De Agua’ (Subject to funding) Develop and implement a new technology to remove chemical pollutants from domestic water. Caminos de Agua promotes healthier more prosperous lives through practical sustainable solutions along the pathways water travels through our lives and the planet https://caminosdeagua.org/
|Date||Amount received excluding taxes|
|31/12/2018||8.9896 $ (to come up)|
|31/01/2019||5.6185 $ (to come up)|
|28/02/2019||4.4948 $ (to come up)|