We are a charity based in Chesham, Buckinghamshire empowering young people to help themselves by developing the skills and knowledge needed to find gainful employment or start their own business. We do this by refurbishing donated tools to a high standard and shipping them to training centres and self-help organisations in some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities. In 2015 we received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. To get involved you can volunteer, donate your tools or give a gift to change a life.
At Workaid, we are committed to tackling poverty in a practical way by supporting young people in East Africa and in the UK to build sustainable livelihoods through skills training.
Unwanted tools and equipment are donated and refurbished by a team of enthusiastic volunteers at the Workaid workshop.
The refurbished tools are then sent to vocational training projects where they help young people learn trade skills and start their own businesses.
Every year, Workaid helps over 9,000 people break the cycle of poverty and rebuild their lives. We assist projects working with orphans, street children, unemployed teenagers, disabled people, people living with HIV/AIDS, widows and refugees.
By working with carefully monitored projects we are able to make a difference to individuals and families and help communities to build a brighter future together.