Working from the ground up
We believe local people are best placed to help their communities identify their problems and create their own solutions. That’s why we work with local partner organisations to achieve change. Our partners are set-up, staffed and run by people who come from the communities in which they work. They speak the language, they understand the culture, and they know the people that influence decisions in the area. They have a long-term commitment to the local people, because they are the local people.
Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance
We help our local partners equip people with the skills, knowledge and resources they need to support and protect themselves, their families and their communities.
“Our approach to partnership is to build a genuine two-way relationship. Rather than coming in with an agenda, we trust the local organisations we work with to identify priority needs and deliver programs that take account of local sensitivities.”
– Janet Cousens, Director of Programs and Policy, Act for Peace
More ways to take action
Help keep families at risk from landslides safe by providing training in disaster risk reduction in schools. Training helps children to identify risks and warning signs of landslides, and teaches them how to keep safe if one happens.
Take the Act for Peace Ration Challenge and eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee during Refugee Week (19-26 June 2016). Raise money to support refugees who have lost everything, and challenge perspectives – including your own.
Right now, thousands of innocent people are fleeing Syria every day to protect their families from bloodshed, violence and death. We need your support to provide emergency relief packs to the families fleeing in Syria.