World Development

80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World

80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World is an Irish-based registered charity founded in 1996 promoting popular education on human development and human rights.

For 80:20, education is fundamental to understanding the shape and nature of our unequal world, to interacting with that world as well as to imagining and shaping a different world. Education does this in 3 important ways:

It creates choice
When we understand what is going in our world our range of choices increase.



Actionaid's mission is to alleviate poverty and deprivation in developing countries by starting and supporting programmes and projects which will enable local communities to break out of the cycle of poverty.

Thus, Actionaid helps communities create the means to increase wealth and opportunities, and to do so in ways which are sustainable by the community and genuinely meet its needs.


Afri is a group of committed and creative people who seek to promote debate and influence policy and practice in Ireland and internationally on human rights, peace and justice issues.

Afri, in particular, responds to injustice in the world caused by war and other violent conflict.


Founded in 1982, Aidlink is a non-denominational non-governmental organisation focusing on the support of small to medium sized long-term community development projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

AIDS Partnership with Africa (APA)

A Partnership with Africa (APA) is an Irish Charity which supports a partnership-based approach to development wherever it works - presently in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Kenya. Since its charitable founding in 2004, APA has supported projects that focus on areas such as preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS, engaging with domestic workers and bar workers to challenge exploitative working conditions, ensuring community inclusion of ethnic minorities and the establishment of clean water sources for rural communities.

Beyond Stigma

Beyond Stigma: (formerly The Work for Change) Supporting people on their journey from self-stigma to self-worth

What we do

  • We work to tackle stigma and shame - from the inside out
  • We work with vulnerable groups and on sensitive issues
  • We focus on working with communities with few resources of their own

Why we do this


Bóthar is a charity specialising in helping poor farmers in Africa & third world countries to help themselves by giving them the gift of livestock. By sending cows, goats, camels, pigs, trees and providing education & veterinary back up, Bóthar is tackling poverty and supporting sustainable development.

Child Fund Ireland

ChildFund has been assisting children all around the world for over 65 years. We assist individual children, who are devastated by poverty and injustice.

How does child sponsorship help?
By sponsoring a child with us today you can give them the chance to learn, play, laugh and grow up in a child-friendly environment.

How does child sponsorship work?
As a child sponsor, you give a monthly donation. This money does not go directly to the child or their family. It supports the project where your sponsored child is enrolled.


Children4WorldChildren (C4WC)
‘….where kids are #1’

Who we are
 Children4worldChildren is a non-profit, non-racial and non-political organization that focuses on alleviating child’s poverty. The C4WC intensive initiative promotes holistic support for young people globally, nurturing talents, empowering individual young people to maximise their potentials for a better future.

Our Target

Christian Aid

Christian Aid is an agency of the churches in Ireland and the UK. We work wherever the need is greatest – irrespective of religion or race.

Christian Aid works in more than 50 countries with over 600 partners.

Because we believe in strengthening people to find their own solutions to the problems they face, we support local organisations, which are best placed to understand local needs. We also give help on the ground through 16 overseas offices.

We strive for a new world transformed by an end to poverty and we campaign to change the rules that keep people poor.

Christian Blind Mission (CBM)

Based upon our Christian principles, Christian Blind Mission (CBM) exists to cure and prevent blindness, deafness and other disabilities.

We also support blind, visually impaired and otherwise disabled people in those areas of greatest need worldwide. We do this through medical intervention, education and rehabilitation, emergency relief and in capacity building through training, research, advocacy and awareness creation.

In order to achieve this we seek to generate income from individuals and organisations and by developing partnerships internationally.

Comber Foundation - for a future without orphanages

Comber Foundation is an Irish NGO which has worked with children in orphanages in Romania since 1991. Comber is now working with the Romanian Government to drive the closure of institutions for children and young adults with disabilities.

We do this by:

  • Providing homes in the community for adults with disabilities still living in institutions
  • Helping families to keep children with disabilities at home
  • Education & Training with our Romanian partners