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We work alongside partner organisations throughout the world who are seeking to relieve distress.

Teams4U’s approach is to partner with local organisations that are already in existence within a country.

We believe that local organisations are best placed to understand the needs of the children with whom they work.

Therefore we do not tell them what to do, but seek to support them in ways to help them to become more effective and realise their vision.

Where appropriate, Teams4U opens opportunities for local organisations to link up and support one another.

Over the next 3—5 years our focus is to develop long term integrated programmes for our partners and the projects in which we support them. Through this we aim to build the capacity and capability of our partners to improve the lives of vulnerable children.

Our partners are:

 

AIC, Uganda

AIC (AIDS Information Centre) is a national non-government organization established in 1990 to provide voluntary counselling and testing of HIV. They operate in 39 districts reaching out to those who are most at risk in the communities, aiming for the proportion of the population in the regions without knowledge of their HIV status. For more information visit the AIC website.

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About AIC

AIC

AIC (AIDS Information Centre) is a national non-government organization established in 1990 to provide voluntary counselling and testing of HIV. They operate in 39 districts reaching out to those who are most at risk in the communities, aiming for the proportion of the population in the regions without knowledge of their HIV status. For more information visit the AIC website.

AIC and Teams4U

AIC, in partnership with Teams4U, have organised a programme where sports teams are run in conjunction with HIV/AIDS testing, education and treatment services. The idea originated in the Dokolo district where local health authorities were struggling to reach remote communities in the district to provide testing and to communicate their vital life saving-messages. They approached Teams4U to help and through our sports teams at schools, the health officers were able to engage with people on a large scale to carry out their work.The programme has been so successful that Teams4U have now expanded into new areas, formally partnering with local NGO AIC.

The Future

Uganda is at the heart of the sub-saharan HIV/AIDS pandemic and so together we aim to:

  • Provide HIV testing, education and counselling to the community of Kumi
  • Provide appropriate referrals to HIV positive clients for ongoing care and support
  • Provide quality TB screening and treatment for both positive and negative HIV clients
  • Increase awareness of HIV/AIDS
  • Provide Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Provide appropriate referrals if any abnormalities show in the results of the screening

How to help

Just £2.50 will pay for 1 Ugandan to be tested for a life-threatening illness.

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Aoet, Uganda

AOET (Aids Orphans Educational Trust) is an independent, indigenous non-governmental organisation. AOET assists children with AIDS and widows who have not only lost their spouses to AIDS, but are mostly HIV+ themselves.

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About AOET

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AOET (Aids Orphans Educational Trust) is an independent, indigenous non-governmental organisation. AOET assists children with AIDS and widows who have not only lost their spouses to AIDS, but are mostly HIV+ themselves.

They currently work in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia and Botswana.Their prime mandate is providing an education — formal and/or vocational — to desperately poor, neglected and forgotten orphans whose parents have died of AIDS. For more information visit the AOET website.

AOET and Teams4U

AOET’s activities fall into four main categories: child with AOET welfare, economic empowerment, healthcare and administration.Teams4U has been working with AOET in Uganda, providing training workshops with the senior managers of these categories, equipping them with skills in areas such as management and leadership.

The Future

Uganda is at the heart of the sub-saharan HIV/AIDS pandemic. AOET is working hard to support those affected, however the need is overwhelming and their capacity is limited. The organisation has identified other areas in which they would value additional training and support, particularly in business development. We would therefore like to bring more teams with specialised skills to provide further capacity building training to the organisation.

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People2People, Romania

People2People are based in Oradea, Romania. Nicu Gal along with his wife, Miha, began with a vision to improve the lives of the abandoned children in their area.

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About People2People

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People2People are based in Oradea, Romania. Nicu Gal along with his wife, Miha, began with a vision to improve the lives of the abandoned children in their area.

Their work has expanded and they are dedicated to caring for disadvantaged, destitute and suffering children, young people and their families.

The aim of the organisation is to rescue and restore lives broken by poverty, oppression, exclusion and abuse, and to provide appropriate opportunities for a better future.

People2People and Teams4U

People2People have a wide portfolio of work in Romania. Currently we are supporting their work in Urvind community and Alparea, providing mothers and children with improved healthcare and better access to education.

The Future

In Romania high levels of poverty, unemployment, poor education and overcrowded living conditions are ongoing challenges for Nicu and his organisation. Teams4U is seeking to address the immediate concerns through financial support and with help from our teams. We also support a Pre-school and home-work help scheme in both Urvind & Alparea through our Education Sponsorship Programme.

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Childrens Hospital, Crimea, Ukraine

Simferopol Children’s Hospital is for children with AIDS and other infectious diseases, situated in Simferopol, Crimea. It provides healthcare to children and mothers, most of whom are living with AIDS.

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About the Hopsital

Simferopol Children’s Hospital is for children with AIDS and other infectious diseases, situated in Simferopol, Crimea. It provides healthcare to children and mothers, most of whom are living with AIDS.

The hospital is struggling to provide basic services due to lack of funding from the state, which provides the equivalent of 30p per child per day; basic antibiotics are equivalent to £1.80 per child per day. Lack of capacity also means basic hygiene and sanitation is extremely poor.

The Hospital and Teams4U

Due to the shortage in funds and staff, sterile areas are almost non-existent and basic cleanliness is difficult to achieve. Teams4U have been working with the management at the hospital to help improve the condition of the hospital facilities as well as to build the capacity of the doctors and nurses.

By using teams we have helped by refurbishing wards, improving walls and ceilings, replacing windows and floor finishes, as well as decorating. We have also brought highly trained specialist medical staff from the UK to run training in palliative care for the medical staff at the hospital.

The Future

Is a little unclear due to the recent unrest in the Crimea, now under Russian control. We would like to return and complete the refurbishment of the wards and continue equipping the hospital staff through specialised training.

 

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Hai Imim, Cambodia

Hai is an amazing lady with a heart bigger than Cambodia! She lives and works in Prey Tasor village which is a very poor rural village about 90 minutes drive from the capital Phnom Penh and where the local people struggle to feed themselves let alone find extra for things like clothing and medicine.

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About Hai

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Hai is an amazing lady with a heart bigger than Cambodia! She lives and works in Prey Tasor village which is a very poor rural village about 90 minutes drive from the capital Phnom Penh and where the local people struggle to feed themselves let alone find extra for things like clothing and medicine.

Two years ago, Hai began a community centre and church in this village. She now has over 200 children actively attending for free English lessons and assistance with their studies. Hai does her best from her own small income to provide basic hygiene and medicine for the community.

Teams4U and Hai

Teams4U are partnering with Hai to support her in her work. We assist her financially whilst helping fund a multi-purpose community centre for the teaching and support of the children in the community. We are also keen to engage with Hai to improve the lives of these children through teams, working holidays and volunteer placements.

The Future

T4U are helping to fund the new multi purpose building for Hai which she can use as her house, community hall and for housing her homeless friends.

We also want to engage directly with the children and bring them improvements through better hygiene and education

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Mardy Mean, Cambodia

Mardy is a young man who lives in Siem Reap with his wife, Lackena, and young son. Siem Reap, in the north of Cambodia, is well known as a tourist centre. People travel here to visit the famous Angkor Wat temples.

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About Mardy

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Mardy is a young man who lives in Siem Reap with his wife, Lackena, and young son. Siem Reap, in the north of Cambodia, is well known as a tourist centre. People travel here to visit the famous Angkor Wat temples.

Mardy grew up in Doun Svar, a poor rural village a few kilometres away and where the average income is still extremely low. Mardy has a passion to help the village people through a holistic approach of improving their health, education, income and spirituality. Though he is a full time tour operator, in 2012 he and his wife established a community programme to assist the community of Doun Svar, and now have over 100 children attending their ‘Happy Hearts’ centre each week.

Teams4U and Mardy

T4U are partnering with Mardy to support him in his work reaching out to the village children. We are also keen to engage with him to improve the lives of the nearby communities by working in schools and supporting work to eradicate family violence from the village culture.

The Future

The building used for the Happy Heart community centre is too small to house the existing work and T4U would like to provide an extension for them and ensure that funds are available to equip it to a good standard.

In addition there is much work to be done in reaching out to the local village communities and working with Mardy to realise his vision for them.

We are also hoping to be working alongside the Cambodian Child’s Dream Organisation (CCDO) who are operating in rural villages attempting to eradicate domestic violence and abuse. Our programme with them would not only improve the health of the children but of the families and communities too.

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Abu Koroma, Sierra Leone

Abu is responsible for the care of 34 orphans. His team has built a nursery and primary school in the predominately Muslim community of Yams Farm, just outside Freetown, and plan to construct a secondary school, an orphanage and community health clinic.

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Abu Koroma

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Abu’s team has built a nursery and primary school in the predominately Muslim community of Yams Farm, just outside Freetown, and plan to construct a secondary school, an orphanage and community health clinic.

Women’s Vocational Centre

Through Abu and his team, Teams4U are also partnering with a vocational college specialising in taking young women off the streets and giving them basic life skills. Several trades such as hair-dressing and tailoring are taught and the necessary professional materials they require to start in employment are given to them on graduation.

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The Future

T4U support the salaries of the 5 tutors training the women in catering, tailoring, hairdressing, numeracy and literacy, whilst also the salary and expenses of the Centre Manager.

In addition, we are looking to update the equipment used by the women in their courses as, at the moment, 10 women are training on just 2 sewing machines!

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