Value Added In Africa
Organisation Name: Value Added In Africa
Description of Work in DE
Value Added in Africa is a not for profit organisation that assists African producers of high quality, finished products to find a buyer in Ireland. We select only the products that have the most social benefit for local communities in terms of employment standards, gender equality and links to small holder farmers. Exporting fully processed goods instead of raw commodities results in a much higher percentage of their value staying in African countries and many more opportunities for families to gain livelihoods and exit poverty. Our work in development education includes a Transition Year learning resource which focuses on Ireland's relationship with Africa and in particular with its Partner Countries, trade barriers, Africa's changing image and the effects of underdevelopment on businesses. It does this through the use of a diverse range of learner centred activities and tasks which help the young learner develop a wide range of skills and knowledge.