Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MACOHA):
GCT work in collaboration with MACOHA, a national organisation established by the Government of Malawi, to implement policies and strategies on disability. MACOHA are at the forefront of work to help men and women with disabilities to be more independent, self-sufficient, and recognised as equals within Malawian society, receiving the same educational and other opportunities that exist for able-bodied people. GCT have worked in partnership with MACOHA since 2007, delivering vocational training and business start-up support to adults with physical disabilities in rural parts of Malawi.
Kuthandiza Osayenda Disability Outreach (KODO):
Since 2010, GCT has worked KODO, a community based organisation which was established and is run by an inspiring individual, George Chimpiko, who himself has physical disabilities. KODO provide vocational training for adults and business start-up support to men and women with physical disabilities in Salima district, where there are currently no other training opportunities.
Tools for Self Reliance (TFSR) Scotland:
GCT has worked with TFSR workshops in Scotland since 2007, at the Garvald Centre in Edinburgh, Milltown Community near Arbuthnott in Aberdeenshire and Camphill School in Aberdeen. TFSR volunteers refurbish high-quality carpentry tools and sewing machines which, through partnership with GCT, are shipped to our projects in Malawi.
Global Concerns India (GCI):
GCI was established in 2005, to develop our partnership work with Brinda Adige, GCI’s Director. GCI is based in Bangalore, Karnataka. It is a non-profit, secular organisation working on human rights, with a special emphasis on the rights of women and the girl child.
GCI’s work involves creating awareness and training women and children to become their own first line of defense, to challenge any form of violence, injustice or atrocity both inside their homes and in their communities.
GCT has worked with CHILD Ashram (Children’s Welfare Home – Innovations for Life Development) in Andhra Pradesh for many years.
Founded by a former railway clerk, Ramachandra Sareth, CHILD Ashram provides a home, education, and sense of belonging to boys and girls previously living on the streets and railways.