Future in our hands education and development fund

Future in our hands education and development fund

At a glance


  • International development
  • Women

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Geographical remit: 


Helps the poorest and most marginalised people in the world, mainly Africa and Asia. The beneficiaries are those recovering from the effects of war or natural disasters and those disadvantaged by cultural beliefs or structural inequality. The charity has a special focus on women's empowerment through the establishment of savings and credit cooperatives, treatment and rehabilitation of severely disabled people, vocational training and education including environmental education. The charity has supported projects which protect the natural environment with a view to securing long-term sustainability.


Currently the charity has been supporting programmes in Sierra Leone to tackle the ebola crisis, treatment of severely disabled children in Cameroon and the education and accommodation of orphaned tribal children and the children of sex workers in India. The charity is also seeking funding to build as new treatment and rehabilitation centre for disabled children in the Western Region of Cameroon. The land has been purchased and the foundations have been laid. The charity has funded the establishment of environmental education programmes in 15 schools in Cameroon and wishes to expand this programme. It has supported a large programme cutting down 1.5 million eucalyptus trees in the NW Region of Cameroon and replacing them with 3 million natural species for agro forestry and water catchment protection. This programme enabled 9,000 women to farm close to their homes and secure local water supplies during the dry season formerly reduced by the eucalyptus.

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