Projects AMURT UK Supports Abroad
AMURT UK is part of a global network of local AMURT chapters that respond to humanitarian disasters. AMURT is renown for their rapid, low cost, effective responses to crisis as their relief work is conducted largely by teams of dedicated local volunteers who know the area and culture the crisis has happened in.
AMURT Romania has been providing vocational skills and housing to vulnerable young people, many homeless, since 1990. The project started life as a small children’s home in the Domnesti village near Bucharest to provide a loving, child centred alternative to the under-resourced government children’s homes.
AMURT Burkina Faso was founded in 2004 in association with the Department of Health and the Deou medical centre in the district of Deou. These desert communities have no roads, electricity or telephone communications, scarce access to safe water and health facilities. AMURT Burkina Faso’s core work has been in health and midwifery training.
AMURT Ghana began work in the mid 1990s as part of the Mafi-Zongo Area Water Project located in the North Tongu District of Ghana’s Volta Region. AMURT Ghana was invited to assist the communities develop dams to give them access to safe water.
AMURT Kenya has been active since 1993. The chapter has delivered a myriad of projects ranging from HIV-care and community acceptance, youth education, youth job training, emergency mass-feeding and long-term health/social enterprise initiatives.
AMURT Nigeria launched in 2010. The chapters core work is to reduce mother and child mortality rates (which are some of the highest in the world) and improve the health and wellbeing of locals by empowering community members with the skills to be health professionals.