At Communicate-ed we are passionate about seeing people developed to their true potential. That passion drives our own training portfolio, but also extends beyond to many, many other situations and nations.
One of our core aims is to raise funds for charity projects which support educational and developmental opportunities, particularly for those caught in poverty in the UK and overseas. A proportion of any profit made from courses is donated, and money has also been raised through the sale of our resources (see ‘Resources’). We are happy to report that, to date, we have been able to donate over £800,000.
Since we were established in 2002, this money has been able to support a large number of different charities. Most of Communicate-ed’s charitable giving is through our charitable trust: ‘Links International: Communicate Trust’.
Links International works with strategic partners in developing countries – both churches and local NGOs – to inspire, empower, train and resource people and their communities to break free from poverty and disease. They do this by training in community healthcare (CHC), micro-enterprise development (MED), education and leadership development. They also support partners as they set up income-generating projects and strategic alliances. Co-founder of Communicate-ed and senior course tutor Caroline Read has personally visited several of the projects supported in Africa and Asia. She monitors how the money has been spent and also often participates in development training.