The ERD 2021 Annual Report was approved in May 2022. Here are the highlights and achievements from 2021.
Taking into consideration an informative external evaluation, the capacity development project has been building on the success of the governance training programme and expanding to reach more areas in Edmund Rice Mission.
After nearly two years of delays, the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers Congregation Chapter finally reconvened in Dublin, Ireland and elected a new congregation leadership team.
We congratulate Jessica Dewhurst who was recently appointed by the Africa PLT as the Edmund Rice International (ERI) Africa Advocacy Coordinator.
ERD is undertaking a Strategy Renewal process in 2022, setting the vision for the next 3-5 years. On May 5 and 6, the ERD Board, Members and staff met for a two day strategic renewal workshop.
In 2021, ERD revised our Safeguarding Policy for partner projects. In order to ensure projects have the highest possible safeguarding standards, in early 2022 ERD completed an assessment of the policies and practices of 12 partner projects.
Meet the three new Board Directors that ERD officially welcomed to the organisation at the AGM in May.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of life in West Africa. In Sierra Leone, the pandemic widened the level of vulnerability among poverty-stricken households. The West Africa Area Mission Office with a grant from ERD supported 98 households with basic food items.
Education for Life is a project located in Eldoret, Kenya that seeks to empower and provide opportunities for people living with HIV and AIDS emanating from five informal settlements. This is done through education, psychosocial counselling, economic empowerment and advocacy.