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Members of the Adivasi, Just Trading Scotland and ACCORD smile at the end of a long day.

Chembakolli village lies in the Nilgiri Hills in southern India. Adivasi people have lived there for centuries, respecting and nurturing the forest, land and soil. Our schools resources about everyday life in Chembakolli are some of the most popular on our site, so we were delighted when Stan, Bindu, Shanthi and Karunakaran visited ActionAid recently to give local children a talk with pictures, games and even magic tricks!

Emilia listens to students reading at the Annaso school in Girar Jarso community, Ethiopia.

ActionAid ambassador, actress Emilia Fox travelled to Ethiopia, where over a quarter of the population live below the poverty line. Her diary highlights how helping women and children in extreme poverty helps to change their lives.

Our volunteers from Turner Broadcasting celebrating their work in Mozambique

This week is national Volunteers' Week - a chance to celebrate the achievements and dedication of volunteers from around the UK. Last month I spent a week working with 21 ActionAid volunteers from Turner Broadcasting in Mozambique. They gave up their time to build a library for a secondary school in the town of Marracuene. 

Young Ambassadors for the Send My Friend to School campaign, Emily (left) and George (right), meet girls from Ninkogo Primary School who are campaigning for improvements in local education.

As one of the Young Ambassadors for the Send My Friend to School campaign, Emily Pemberton has just returned from a fact-finding trip to Ghana, where almost half a million children are missing out on school. As world leaders have been meeting at the World Education Forum in Korea to decide on new targets for global education, Emily reports on what it was like meeting young people being denied a future.

Adivasi women farmers, Nilgiri hills, India.

5 things you didn’t know about Fairtrade

Posted in Blogs 4 years 5 months ago

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 23rd February - 8th March. Fairtrade is all about better prices, improved working conditions and fairer trade laws for farmers and workers. Here’s five things you (probably) didn't know about Fairtrade.

Friends Khaleda and Kadidja, 13, are sponsored by ActionAid in Bangladesh.

Why we're showing the love for Bangladesh

Posted in Blogs 4 years 6 months ago

This Valentine’s Day, at ActionAid we're wearing our heart on our sleeve and standing up for what we love that could be lost to climate change. We’ve joined the UK Climate Coalition - the largest group of people dedicated to action on climate change - to #showthelove.