Two international development charities share their experiences and tips on responding to COVID-19

Categories: COVID-19 pandemic, Guidance, Learning
18 November 2020

Adapting in a pandemic

Back in September, we shared an infographic on this website which demonstrated how the UK Aid Direct fund and its grant holders, had responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, two UK Aid Direct grant holders, A Partner in Education (APIE) and Ethical Trading Initiatives (ETI) have shared their thoughts and experiences with us on adapting their projects to the challenging circumstances.

A Partner in Education (APIE): Enhancing quality instruction in pre-primary – Rwanda

The original aim of APIE’s Small Charities Challenge Fund project was to improve the level of teaching being offered in pre-primary education in Rwanda.

The programme was originally designed however, around face-to-face interaction and in-school delivery, which is currently no longer possible.

Find out how APIE are overcoming this problem (opens to PDF) and continuing to deliver their project. And read their top tips to other education providers having to adapt due to the pandemic.

A teacher prepares WhatsApp lessons for her students

Ethical Trading Initiatives (ETI): Increasing female voices within the readymade garment sector in Bangladesh and Pakistan through social dialogue

With the support of a UK Aid Direct Impact grant, ETI’s current women’s empowerment project, was designed to support female workers in the clothing sector in Bangladesh and Pakistan.

As a result of the pandemic, the organisation has also had to adapt its project, and they have tackled this through a holistic lens.

Read ETI’s top tips (opens to PDF) for other organisations facing project adaption in a COVID-19 landscape.

Further resources are also available to download, view or share on our dedicated COVID-19 learning page.