Our very own “Leading Lady”

Anyone who knows PEPAIDS' founder and CEO Helen Allen may have had to look twice when M&S went 'live' with its Autumn/Winter advertising campaign last month. Helen, also one of T4A's founding members, stars alongside a range of women who have tasted success in their field including actress Dame Helen Mirren and ballerina Darcey Bussell. Helen was chosen because of her achievements in nursing which include being voted "nurse of the year" by the British Journal of Nursing in 2011. But she could easily have been chosen for her volunteer work for PEPAIDS or her great ability to bring life … [Read more...]

Pepaids win a place on the Vodafone World of Difference challenge

Imagine spending time making a difference working for your dream charity without the worry of having to make financial sacrifices. That's what the World of Difference programme is all about. For a volunteer of one of our member charities, Pepaids, it has been a dream come true. Sasha Kasthuriarachchi will be setting up the 'Engage' project, a volunteering programme that will encourage people in the UK and Zambia to work together whilst helping to educate Zambian communities to drive down poverty and the transmission of HIV. It is a great achievement for her and Pepaids and all … [Read more...]

See it, Build it, Make a difference

Do something amazing with your summer holiday! Spend 2 weeks in Zambia volunteering on PEPAIDS' Munali building project and help their local partners SAPEP on the road to self-sufficiency. Until now SAPEP has had to rent office space, which, in Zambia, is unpredictable and restrictive. Building its own facilities will open up a whole new world of opportunity for SAPEP, enabling them to increase activities, generate an income and develop the site as the programme grows! Join us as PEPAIDS and SAPEP pull together on one of our most exciting projects yet! Help us make bricks, lay … [Read more...]