Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Wales Africa Awards 2014
Welsh organisations recognised for their stand against poverty
Almost 30 organisations and ten individuals from across Wales were recognised by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) for their work on tackling poverty in 13 African nations at a celebratory event at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on 4 December.
Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales addressed the ceremony and gave the Welsh Government’s commitment to support Welsh organisations in fighting global injustice and poverty into the future.

 Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales said
“I am deeply proud of what we have achieved through our Wales Africa Community Links programme. None of this would have been possible without the tireless work of the organisations and individuals who have been involved.
Over the last six years, Wales Africa Community Links has provided over £570,000 worth of small grants to 301 projects that support community development both in Wales and across Sub-Saharan Africa.
UN Gold Star Award
Lampeter Bore Community Carbon Link – (Lampeter – Kenya)
Sazani Associates – (Carmarthenshire – Zanzibar)
Swansea Gambia Health Link (Swansea – Gambia)
Tools for Self Reliance Cymru – (Crickhowell – Tanzania)

Learning Award
Bigger Heart – (Swansea – Zanzibar)
Disability Wales Africa
Hands up for Uganda (Prestiegne – Uganda)
Hayaat Women’s Trust (Cardiff – Somaliland)
Riverside Al Fat’h Community Link (Riverside – Sudan)
St. David’s Lesotho Link (St Davids – Lesotho)
Valley & Vale Kenya Link (Bettws – Kenya)

Zimbabwe Newport Volunteering Association (Newport – Zimbabwe)