Accounting for International Development (AfID) is a multi-award winning social enterprise that offers experienced finance professionals the opportunity to use their skills to make a genuine difference as volunteers and to gain rewarding hands-on International Development experience.
Individually tailored assignments, ranging from 2 weeks to 12 months, form part of an ongoing strategy to build the financial management capacity and long-term sustainability of charities and non-profit community organisations across the world.
Our partners, which are a blend of international charities and grassroot community based organisations such as street child centres, hospitals, micro-finance organisations, conservation projects, women’s empowerment programmes and schools, are all doing amazing work to tackle extreme poverty and inequality in their communities but due to their limited resources are unable to access vital accounting and financial management training.
The main focus of all AfID assignments is to develop and enhance the skills, confidence and potential of local people, enabling the organisations to ultimately have the financial management capacity they need to deliver more effective and sustainable programmes to their many beneficiaries. Volunteers could be budgeting with a street child centre in Kampala, coaching a hospital bookkeeper in Kigali or financial reporting for a primary school in Kathmandu.
The advanced technical and professional profile of our volunteers, combined with the specific and universal nature of their objectives, ensures good continuity from one volunteer to the next and means real results can be achieved in a far shorter timeframe than that of traditional voluntary placements. This means volunteering is now a realistic prospect for employed, career minded professionals.
AfID is now supporting over 140 charities and non-profit organisations in almost 30 countries across Africa, Asia and South America. Since our inception in 2009 we have placed over 250 volunteer accountants, taking the total hours of pro-bono financial management coaching to over 40,000 which equates to over £4 Million worth of professional services.
To learn more about AfID visit http://www.afid.org.uk/
The Learning Foundation has partnered with Keepod to help equip our students with education tools.
Our aim is to get access to information and computer lessons to 200 students and teachers from grade 3 to grade 6. The main project goals are to allow students to use technology to help with their study and to encourage more students to attend school.
Keepod decided to raise the needed funds together with us and directly manage the project to guarantee best practice implementation. Any additional funds raised will allow Keepod to increase their impact by deploying Keepod Points outside of the school in the villages where the children come from - enabling continued access to information outside of school hours.
If you would like to learn more about Keepod and Learning Foundation partnership and to make a donation to this, please visit http://keepod.com/blogs/projects/18664567-krasang-roleung-school-cambodia