Link Community Development International
Herts SG5 1DJ
Registered in England and Wales with number 3069329
Link Community Development Ethiopia
PO Box 1647, Hawassa, SNNPR
Tel: +251 46 2206497
Registered Charity No: 1017
Link Community Development Ghana
Hse No. 18 MacCarthy Hill
P. O. Box Ds 367 Dansoman, ACCRA
Tel:+233- (0)302 999905 +233 (0)244692786
Registered Charity No: DSW/1216
Link Community Development Malawi
East District Education Office
P.O. Box 1608, Lilongwe, Malawi
Tel: +265 (0)999067634/ (0)888350482
Dedza Office District Education Office
Tel/Fax +265(0)1 223 466
Registered Charity No: NGO/R/08/09
Link Community Development Uganda
Directorate of Education Standards (DES) Building
P.O. Box 25630
Tel: +256 (0) 312264443
Registered Charity No: S.5914/3476
Frequently Asked Questions
What Does Link Do?
Link Community Development International (Link) is an Edinburgh based charity that envisages a world where every child in sub-Saharan Africa has access to a quality basic education. In over 25 years, Link has helped nearly 2 million students in over 3,000 schools in Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi and Uganda gain access to a better quality education. Link works directly with government staff, district education officers, communities and schools by providing support and training for more effective teaching, improved school management and increased community engagement.
Where Does Link Work?
Link Community Development International currently works in Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi and Uganda. These individually registered organisations are supported by the main International head office based in Edinburgh, UK.
When was Link Established?
Link Community Development International (Link) was founded in 1989. Originally a student-led movement at the University of Cambridge, known as Link Africa, the organisation has developed to an unprecedented scale over the course of the next two decades. Find out more about our history by clicking here.
Why Does Link's Model Work?
The core of Link's approach is finding innovative ways to improve access to quality education which can be adapted within a country's existing structures - making our work truly sustainable.
Our programmes work directly with local and central governments, communities and schools. We provide support and training for more effective teaching and learning, improved school management and leadership, and increased community engagement. Collaborating at all levels of the education system, Link develops and tests our interventions to contribute to long-term systemic change and improved learning.
I Have Raised Some Money For Link, Where Should I Send It?
There are several ways to get money to us. You could first send a cheque addressed to Link Community Development to Dolphin House, 4 Hunter Square, Edinburgh, EH1 1QW. Please note your name on the back of the cheque so that we know who has sent the money in. Please include a Sponsorship Form with all the details of your sponsors so that Link can claim Gift Aid on the donation.
If you don't have a cheque book, you could always deposit any fundraising into your bank account and then call Link on 0131 225 3076 with your Debit Card handy and we will be able to take payment instantly.
You can also set up a Virgin Money Giving Page and donate online.
Please do not send cash through the post.