Since 1968, Jersey Overseas Aid has been working around the world, responding to emergencies, supporting international organisations, local charities, and running community work projects with Jersey volunteers.

Explore our map to find out more about projects we have recently supported. The examples here do not encompass all our recent projects, however, they do provide a flavour of the work being undertaken around the world, thanks to Jersey’s support.


Development (Since 2017)

Jersey Gambia Schools Trust – Gambia

£6,467

JOA contributed to a project to provide a secure perimeter fence to the Lower Basic School in Sohm Village. The fence secures the school compound from animals and people, offers greater protection and improves levels of hygiene.

UNICEF UK – Papua New Guinea

£100,000

We funded humanitarian assistance, namely the provision of water and sanitation services, to vulnerable children and their families affected by the devastating earthquake in Papua New Guinea.

Orbis – Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda

£390,875 over 3 Years

This project is strengthening eye health training across Tanzania, Malawi and Rwanda, promoting partnerships for excellence in training and care.

Orbis – Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda

£390,875 over 3 Years

This project is strengthening eye health training across Tanzania, Malawi and Rwanda, promoting partnerships for excellence in training and care.

Raleigh International – Tanzania & Nicaragua

£494,633 over 2 Years

This project is reducing barriers to education by improving WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) facilities and encouraging healthy practices in primary schools.

CAFOD – Bolivia and Guatemala

£419,519 over 3 Years

This project involves training and supporting Quechua and Mayan Indigenous communities in traditional agricultural methods to improve the communities' resilience to climate change.

Comic Relief – Rwanda, Zambia, Sierra Leone

£4,000,000 over 4 Years

This £8,000,000 project is in partnership with Comic Relief, with each organization contributing a total of £4,000,000. The project is expanding the availability of financial services across Rwanda, Zambia and Sierra Leone to ensure the financial inclusion of people living in poverty.

Comic Relief – Rwanda, Zambia, Sierra Leone

£4,000,000 over 4 Years

This £8,000,000 project is in partnership with Comic Relief, with each organization contributing a total of £4,000,000. The project is expanding the availability of financial services across Rwanda, Zambia and Sierra Leone to ensure the financial inclusion of people living in poverty.

RJAHS – Malawi

£999,769 over 3 Years

We are working with RJA&HS (with the support of VSO and the Shire Highland Milk Producers Association) to improve the efficiency of Malawi’s dairy industry.

Durrell – Madagascar

£944,767 over 3 Years

We are very proud to support Durrell’s work in Madagascar, helping over 2,000 nature-dependent households escape poverty, whilst living in harmony with the environment.

RJAHS – Rwanda

£999,572 over 2 Years

We are working with RJAHS and Send a Cow and to improve Rwanda’s dairy herd using our beloved Jerseys. By crossbreeding them with native cows we can increase milk yields by over 500%, improving nutrition and household income in the region.

Rotary Club – Bangladesh

£15,000

JOA contributed to a project which helped equip new hospitals dedicated to restoring eyesight.

Rangoon Trust – Myanmar

£51,480

JOA contributed to a project to provide medical education at Rangoon General Hospital.

Side by Side – Nepal

£5,000

JOA contributed to a project to build disability-friendly earthquake resilient houses in Nepal in the wake of the 2015 earthquakes.

Bukit Lawang Trust – Indonesia

£3,500 over 15 Months

This project involves replacing the leaking roof at the Bukit Lawang Trust Community Centre with a roof garden.

Ngora Trust – Uganda

£4,465 over 2 Months

This project involved the renovation of an old chapel into a girls dormitory to ensure that students from further away can comfortably attend the Fr. Borghols VTI School.

The Good News Trust – Mozambique

£19,876 over 8 Months

This project involved building a special-purpose children's home for orphans who attend the Chimio Day Care Centre.

Help from the Rock – Kenya

£3,352 over 2 Weeks

This project involved building nurses accommodation at the Pala clinic so that nurses on emergency call could be nearby and able to assist when needed.

Tearfund – Liberia

£300,000 over 3 Years

This project is helping 400 households, which were affected by Ebola, rebuild their broken livelihoods through agricultural training.

The Leprosy Mission – Ethiopia

£493,596 over 3 Years

This project is improving the quality and sustainability of leprosy, tropical disease and disability services to ensure that cases are diagnosed earlier and services are more widely accessible.

Sightsavers – Zambia

£197,375 - 3 Years

This project is bringing quality eye health to Muchinga and Eastern Province.

Sightsavers – Ghana

£297,855 over 3 Years

This project involves providing medical treatment to rural communities with the objective of eliminating river blindness and elephantiasis.

Practical Action – Nepal

£435,592 over 3 Years

This project is improving the economic situations of Nepalese farmers through a range of activities, including improving agricultural infrastructures, training farmers, and promoting insurance and veterinary services.

Orbis – Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda

£390,875 over 3 Years

This project is strengthening eye health training across Tanzania, Malawi and Rwanda, promoting partnerships for excellence in training and care.

Plan International – Ethiopia

£979,820 - 3 Years

This project is improving community well-being and reducing barriers to education by improving WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) facilities and encouraging healthy practices.

British Red Cross – Sierra Leone

£829,957 over 3 Years

This project is improving WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) facilities and encouraging healthy practices in a period of Ebola-recovery.

Comic Relief – Rwanda, Zambia, Sierra Leone

£4,000,000 over 4 Years

This £8,000,000 project is in partnership with Comic Relief, with each organization contributing a total of £4,000,000. The project is expanding the availability of financial services across Rwanda, Zambia and Sierra Leone to ensure the financial inclusion of people living in poverty.

Wateraid – Rwanda

£450,000 over 3 Years

This project is reducing barriers to education by improving school WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) facilities and encouraging healthy practices in the Bugasera and Nyamagabe Districts.

Tree Aid – Ghana

£387,379 over 3 Years

This project is helping rural communities use forest products in a sustainable and economic way to increase community resilience to climate change and reduce poverty.

The Leprosy Mission England & Wales – Mozambique

£436,337 over 3 Years

This project is improving the quality and sustainability of leprosy, tropical disease and disability services to ensure that cases are diagnosed earlier and services are more widely accessible.

Sound Seekers – Zambia

£412,275 over 3 Years

This project is advancing children’s hearing health services in Lusaka and Ndola.

Sightsavers – Mozambique

£447,926 over 3 Years

This project is expanding the reach and capacity of community eye care services in Nampula.

Renewable World – Nepal

£263,584 over 3 Years

This project is installing solar-powered water pumps in rural Nepalese communities to ensure that people have a safe, close, sustainable supply of water.

Raleigh International – Tanzania & Nicaragua

£494,633 over 2 Years

This project is reducing barriers to education by improving WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) facilities and encouraging healthy practices in primary schools.

Sense International – Tanzania

£390,799 over 3 Years

This project is establishing the first sensory screening and Early Intervention programme for children with deafblindness/multi-sensory impairments.

Self Help Africa – Ethiopia

£449,238 over 3 Years

This project is improving the nutrition and economic situation of rural communities through improving the dairy industry by providing training in breeding, feeding and animal management.

Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health – Sierra Leone

£408,590 over 3 Years

This project is building a national network of nurse-led pediatric training and mentoring.

Resurge Africa – Sierra Leone

£242,003 over 3 Years

This project is training professionals in reconstructive surgery and burns care, with the objective of establishing Sierra Leone's first self-sufficient reconstructive surgery and burns unit.

Practical Action – Nepal

£400,000 over 3 Years

Boosting rural livelihoods by enhancing production techniques, strengthening value chains and improving the genetics of dairy cows

Orbis – Ethiopia

£409,720 over 3 Years

This project is developing sustainable eye care services in South Omo.

Health and Hope UK – Myanmar

£449,619 over 3 Years

This project is training traditional midwives and health workers in rural communities to create a network of community-led healthcare.

Habitat for Humanity – Malawi

£405,203 over 3 Years

This project is reducing barriers to education by improving school WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) facilities and encouraging healthy practices in Primary Schools in the Chikwawa District.

Farm Africa – Ethiopia

£450,000 over 3 Years

Through this project, women are being supported in goat farming, providing them with a source of nutrition and a means to improve their economic situation.

Excellent Development – Mozambique

£392,642 over 3 Years

This project involves building sand dams in rural Mozambique to ensure that people have a year-round supply of clean water.

Children in Crisis – Sierra Leone

£230,945 over 1.5 Years

This project is reducing barriers to education by constructing inclusive school WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) facilities and encouraging healthy practices amongst children.

Care International – Guatemala

£417,270 over 3 Years

This project is reducing barriers to education by improving school WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) facilities and encouraging healthy practices amongst youths and the local community.

CAFOD – Bolivia and Guatemala

£419,519 over 3 Years

This project involves training and supporting Quechua and Mayan Indigenous communities in traditional agricultural methods to improve the communites' resilience to climate change.

Basic Needs – Ghana

£191,293 over 3 Years

This project involves providing training to maternal healthcare staff, and mental healthcare staff, to help support pregnant women with mental health problems.

AbleChildAfrica – Rwanda

£201,297 over 3 Years

This project is improving school WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) facilities and providing WASH mentoring to ensure that girls with disabilities have the means and the confidence to continue their education.

Care UK – Indonesia

£75,000

We funded humanitarian assistance, namely the provision of shelter, water and sanitation services, for those affected by the Sulawesi tsunami / earthquake.

UNICEF UK – Indonesia

£75,000

We funded the provision of water, sanitation, nutrition and protective services to 12,000 children in the aftermath of the Sulawesi tsunami / earthquake.

British Red Cross – Indonesia

£200,000

We funded the emergency search, rescue and retrieval, and medical and health services in response to the Sulawesi earthquake / tsunami appeal.

Tearfund – Colombia

£59,755

We funded a project to support 500 Venezuelan refugees in Barranquilla, Colombia through the provision of food, water, sanitation and medical assistance.

Tearfund – Nigeria

£99,700

We funded a project to support 1,300 internally displaced households through the provision of emergency food, essential supplies, water and hygiene services in Gwoza Town, Nigeria.

OCHA – Central African Republic

£100,000

We contributed to the Central African Republic Humanitarian Fund, which co-ordinates aid for the crisis and ensures that it is allocated to projects that helps those most in need.

UNICEF UK – Central African Republic

£100,000

We funded the provision of emergency nutrition for malnourished children in the Central African Republic.

Plan International (UK) – Ethiopia

£100,000

We supported a 6 month response to help 350,000 internally displaced persons, including emergency nutrition, training for health workers, WASH activities and child protection.

Medical Aid for Palestinians – Gaza

£191,592

We funded the provision of emergency drugs, medical disposables, nutrition, and medical missions in Gaza.

Mission Aviation Fellowship – Uganda

£200,000

We funded emergency flights which enabled humanitarian aid to be delivered and ensured the support of basic services and sustainable livelihoods in refugee settlements.

Plan International (UK) – Guatemala

£75,000

We funded the humanitarian assistance of 3,124 people affected by the Fuego volcano eruption.

Tearfund – Burkina Faso

£52,866

We gave a grant to provide food for 2,000 food insecure households in Nayala district.

UNICEF UK – Somalia

£100,000

We funded a 3 month project to support water, sanitation, education and child protection needs amongst 279,286 children and family members across flood-affected regions.

OCHA – Syria

£500,000

We contributed to the Syrian Humanitarian Fund, which co-ordinates aid for the Syrian crisis and ensures that it is allocated to projects that helps those most in need.

GOAL – Ethiopia

£100,000

We funded the provision of Emergency Shelter and Supplies for Displaced Communities in Oromiya Region.

Tearfund – Democratic Republic of the Congo

£94,525

We funded the provision of emergency food and supplies to support conflict affected populations in Ituri.

UNICEF UK – Democratic Republic of the Congo

£100,000

We funded nutritional support for internally displaced children in the Kasai region.

Ecuador

2006

Jersey volunteers helped to build an extension to a medical clinic.

Peru

2007

In Peru, Jersey volunteers were involved in the rebuilding of an accommodation block and the refurbishment of another.

India

2007

A Jersey team worked to build a children's home and toilet block.

Kenya

2019, 2009, 2006, 2005

Projects in Kenya have involved building schools, renovating schools, building sand-dams and putting in place a water tank.

Malawi

2013

Jersey volunteers refurbished hospital accommodation which provides an income to support the running of the hospital.

Ghana

2014, 2011

In Ghana, Jersey volunteers have helped build a school, as well as construct classrooms and a health clinic.

Bangladesh

2015, 2013, 2012

Jersey volunteers have built a primary school and classrooms in Bangladesh.

Uganda

2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005

Jersey volunteers have built classrooms, latrines and staff accommodation in Uganda. Projects have also involved constructing a maternity ward and nurse accommodation, installing irrigation systems and erecting fencing.

Zambia

2016, 2014

Jersey volunteers have worked in Zambia, helping to build new school classrooms.

Nepal

2017, 2014, 2012, 2011

Jersey volunteers have helped construct a local community hall that was destroyed by an earthquake. Jersey teams have also helped install water and sanitation in a rural community, and assisted with building schools, a children's home and a clinic.

Rwanda

2017

Jersey volunteers assisted the provision of latrine facilities and worked toward enhancing education on the importance of improved sanitation, helping reducing levels of disease and, perhaps most important of all, giving the community a sense of pride and dignity.

Tanzania

2019, 2018

The Jersey team helped Raleigh International with the construction of new school sanitation blocks, the setting up of SWASH clubs in schools and capacity building of School Management Committees.

Lebanon

2019, 2018

Jersey volunteers have helped to provide one-on-one care to underprivileged guests with physical and or mental disabilities, who come from specialized homes and psychiatric hospitals across Lebanon.

Mongolia

2018, 2011, 2010, 2009

Jersey teams have constructed schools and kindergartens in the disadvantaged outskirts of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia's capital city.

Gurkha Welfare Trust Jersey – Nepal

£56,747 for a 3 Month Project

We are currently co-funding a Water & Sanitation project with the Gurkha Welfare Trust. This project will support 770 people across three communities by providing access to clean water and latrines.

Freedom Church – Burkina Faso

£16,612 for a 9 Month Project

We are providing funds to support the construction of four secondary school classrooms, and an office, in Bobo Dioulosso.

Jersey Africa Projects – Gambia

£4,860 for a 3 Month Project

This project involves building 6 Wells to facilitate the expansion of the 'Ladies Vegetable Garden' project, empowering local women and developing the community's economy.

Hands Around the World Jersey – Rwanda

£36,475 for a 3 Month Project

This project is for the renovation of four schools, including the construction of a multi-use sports pitch, the implementation of water tanks and support for a school meals programme.

St John Ambulance Jersey – East Jerusalem

£52,654 over 3 Years

In partnership with St John’s Ambulance Jersey, we are sponsoring (match-funded) a full-time nurse in East Jerusalem working in one of the biggest eye hospitals in the world.

RJAHS – Malawi

£999,769 over 3 Years

We are working with RJA&HS (with the support of VSO and the Shire Highland Milk Producers Association) to improve the efficiency of Malawi’s dairy industry.

RJAHS – Rwanda

£999,572 over 2 Years

We are working with RJAHS and Send a Cow and to improve Rwanda’s dairy herd using our beloved Jerseys.

Durrell – Madagascar

£944,767 over 3 Years

We are very proud to support Durrell’s work in Madagascar, helping over 2,000 nature-dependent households escape poverty, whilst living in harmony with the environment.