Agapao International

Organization Description: 

Agapao International works with young people and communities to develop skills through leadership and vocational training. Health care and educational needs are addressed through sustainable projects which are managed by the community. Local people are given the skills to develop those around them through a simple ethos - learn a skill, use a skill, share a skill. Opportunities exist for volunteers to share their skills on an 'Impact Holiday' or for longer term visits in developing countries.
Agapao International empowers Community Development Managers through training and personal development, working closely with them to enhance their skills.
The CDM's are chosen based on their ability to assess community needs, identify leaders and solutions then implement change through motivation and enthusiasm.
The CDM's visit villages and communities and train Community Development Volunteers, using the Agapao Impact Training Manual
The CDV's then work with their own community and if they embrace the opportunity, a partnership agreement is discussed and the community is nominated to receive a Community Impact Kit.
By providing 'impact' kits, a whole community can be mobilised and empowered to be self-sufficient in a sustainable way.
Agapao provides start-up support for community initiatives to improve and share skills, combat lethargy and ill health and encourage self-sufficiency through income generating projects.
Agapao International can support people with training and ideas to improve conditions for thousands of people in their own community.

+44(0)845 691 0078
12 Bury Rd
Rossendale, BB4 5PL
Mission Statement: 

The Charity’s objects are:
To act as a resource for young people in the UK and overseas by providing advice and assistance and organising programs of physical, educational and other activities as a means of:
(a) advancing in life and helping young people by developing their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as independent, mature and responsible individuals;
(b) advancing education, health and opportunity .

Agapao International is committed to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities without regard to race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation, and are given equal opportunities within the charity.

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