Edinburgh Global Partnerships
EGP is a student run charity based at Edinburgh University which facilitates small scale development projects in partnership with communities around the globe. EGP was founded as Humanitarian Education & Long term Projects (H.E.L.P.) in May 1990 by student Benjamin Carey. In 2002 H.E.L.P. rebranded itself as EGP.
All our projects are proposed to EGP by the local community, and EGP works with the communities/organisation over the year providing financial and project management support. Because of this, each year with EGP is different. We have had a wide variety of projects which are either construction in nature (classrooms, health wards, community maize mill) or social co-operation (working with street children, HIV awareness).
Each year we have around 6 projects which are selected by the committee at the beginning of the academic year. A team of 6-8 volunteers fundraises for each project and attends training sessions within Edinburgh before heading out to the partner organisation in the summer to implement the project.
We also run our Edinburgh Links programme which facilitates volunteering opportunities in and around Edinburgh. This is to encourage our members to volunteer in their local communities as well as abroad.
EGP wishes to promote international understanding through projects that are focused on building friendship, trust and respect between EGP volunteers and people across the world.
Organisational member, B
Areas of Interest
- Community Development
- Education – General
- HIV AIDS