At Projects Abroad, we’re committed to building meaningful connections and realising potential in the countries where we work. Our projects focus on long-term, sustainable solutions, not quick fixes. Our passionate volunteers and in-country staff work directly with communities to help us invest in local people.
In line with this commitment, we’ve also initiated and supported various charities. We currently collaborate with Tore’s Foundation and run the Projects Abroad Foundation.
Tore’s Foundation was founded in memory of Tore Eikeland. Tore was murdered in Utøya, Norway, in 2011, along with 68 others. He was a prominent social and political activist, both in Norway and internationally. Projects Abroad founder, Peter Slowe, had the opportunity to meet with Tore several times and was taken with his outspokenness and passion for political freedom, human rights, and social justice.
The aim of Tore’s Foundation is to create democratically engaged communities - “Tore Communities” - comprised of questioning and demanding citizens. We hope that through education, collaboration, and debate, we’ll create in these communities the democratic political environment that Tore envisaged. We also hope that this will have long-term economic benefits as well.
The Tore Community model focuses on alleviating poverty through a holistic approach. This ensures that there’s sustainable impact while focusing our resources in one community at a time. The foundation’s international and local partnerships enable us to provide the training and resources needed to implement teaching methods. These methods aim to:
- Build confidence
- Encourage collaboration
- Create more engaged and sustainable communities
Our first Tore Community was established in 2014 in Akokoa, Ghana, in collaboration with Projects Abroad. Our next Tore Community will be established in South Africa.
You can find out ways to support and follow our work here at: http://www.toresfoundation.org.uk.
Projects Abroad Foundation: Supporting your Specific Project
The Projects Abroad Foundation has selected a number of Projects Abroad projects for help over the coming few years. However, if you want to donate to a particular project that is not listed, but which is still one of the projects where Projects Abroad works, you can donate the money to the Projects Abroad Foundation and earmark it for a specific charitable purpose. It will always reach your intended target.
Make a Donation
You can donate online quickly and securely through https://www.justgiving.com/projectsabroadfoundation.
Please note: Since it is a UK charity, donations made to the Projects Abroad Foundation are typically not tax deductible in the US or Canada.