Link Community Development International

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About Us

Link Community Development

Link Community Development International is an organization working with over 2,600 schools in sub-Saharan Africa to improve the quality of education. Over the past 20 years, we have built relationships and collaborated directly with Ministries of Education in Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, South Africa and Uganda to develop and deliver innovative programs to enhance educational opportunities for all children. In Africa, our local teams have in-depth understanding of the educational system and work directly with Ministry staff, District Education Officers (DEOs), communities and schools by providing support and training for improved school management, leadership, teaching and learning. We also work with teachers, communities and parents to promote girls’ education initiatives, health and HIV/AIDS education, and provide care to orphans and vulnerable children. Collaborating at all levels of the education system, Link develops and tests these interventions with the goals of producing long-term systemic change.

Link Community Development USA Office

Link USA is the newest addition to the international Link family, opening in November 2008 with office headquarters in Chicago. Link USA works in collaboration with our international partners to identify and leverage U.S.-based education initiatives and resources. We work in collaboration with US teachers, students and educational policy experts to ensure a sharing of best practices and innovations with our schools in sub-Saharan Africa. These efforts simultaneously foster cross-cultural learning and global citizenship in the United States.

Past and Present Partners

Baring Foundation, Big Lottery Fund, Comic Relief, DFID, ElectricAid, The European Commission, Human Dignity Foundation, International Foundation, Irish Aid, Isle of Man Overseas Aid Committee, Lloyds TSB Scotland, Open Society Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Scottish Government, Tullow Oil, USAID, UNICEF, Waterloo Foundation, ZENEX Foundation

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“It gives me great pleasure to support the work that Link Community Development is undertaking in Africa. Their initiatives are giving hope to many of our rural communities.” -Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Patron and Supporter of Link Community Development