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TTC's 2015 Graduation!

On February 19, 2015, 19 students who have spent the last two years studying to be teachers finally graduated from our Teacher Training College (TTC)! Established in partnership with Bethlehem Tertiary Institute (NZ), the class of 2015 is TTC’s second graduating class since it’s beginnings in 2012; a dream realised for EAI founders Ian...

Is Effective Aid Effective? Kim's Story...

Effective Aid International has a direct focus – education. We focus on education because we think it is effective. But it it…? Education is what we are about. Every opportunity, idea or project that we consider has to fit into the shape of education. It’s what we do best. So does it work? Well,...

This Christmas Give a Greater Gift

As Christmas approaches, I was thinking today about gifts. Part of it was wondering what I might give certain people this year. And then, my mother sent me a text me asking what she might give me for Christmas. As I pondered on this, my thinking shifted – what did I give people for Christmas last year? And what did...

The Hunt Begins...

It’s probably one of the most exciting and yet, at the same time, exhausting parts of any relocation project – hunting for a new home! Now that we have approval from the Karen State and Myanmar National Education authorities for relocating into Myanmar, it’s time to find our new home. But this is not...

In Good Hands

One of the most humble and amazing things about Effective Aid International is the long term vision and goal of our founders, Ian and Judy Aitchison. While there hasn’t ever been a time frame, both Ian and Judy are committed towards working towards a time when EAI’s Australian arm is no longer required; and...

Myanmar Opens Up to Effective Aid in a BIG Way!!

Our Director of Operations, Mark Gladman, has just returned from meetings on the Thai/Myanmar border – and the news he has brought back is very exciting indeed…  Effective Aid is excited to be able to announce that it is all systems go in our relocation into Karen State, Myanmar (Burma). Our Myanmar arm (Effective...

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