Its early days, but the plan is to offer a menu of many different ways where you could get involved, depending on your skills and interest. Some of these will be with partner organisations, some directly organised by TEN.
The organisation directory is beginning to raise opportunities and we are in discussions about organising a group to Burundi with the amazing Great Lakes Outreach organisation. Meanwhile here are a couple of important ways to take action.
Opportunity in Uganda
Come alongside a remarkable project in Teso, the poorest region in Uganda. The team is relatively inexperienced and would benefit from improved technical skills, business mentoring and coaching.
Full details of the project, TEN's involvement and specific volunteer needs are here.
Help young people create a job for themselves
A spike in unemployment for some groups as a result of Covid means that it can be difficult for many in the UK and worldwide to get a job. Some openings have hundreds of applications. It's especially an issue for young people.
So how about helping people create a job for themselves (and maybe others) by becoming self employed or setting up a small business or social enterprise? That way, they are the only applicant. This could be an individual or a church initiative, or part of a job club. There's more information on how you can take action here. The free workbook and other free resources from sister organisation Mind Your Own Business can be found here.
"I really like your MYOB workbook – I must have read quite a lot of these over the years and yours is excellent, comprehensive, easily understood and up to date" (TEN Member)
Impact Investing: use your capital for good
Giving is important, for our own spiritual health as well as for the good of others. But what if our funds could be used to bless people many times over? If we have capital put aside, say for old age, can we use this for good now, and still get the capital back later? The article here is a personal journey on money, "Jubilee", and impact investment, with a list of organisations in this space.