Transaid appoints head of fundraising

International development organisation Transaid has appointed Maddy Matheson as head of fundraising. She joined Transaid’s fundraising team in 2021, most recently serving as communications and corporate partnerships manager., taking over from Florence Bearman, who stood down at the end of 2023 to take on a new challenge with the charity Malaria No More. [+]

New life in Uganda for British trucks

Two heavy goods vehicles from the UK are helping to train truck drivers in Zambia at the Industrial Training Centre (ITC) in Lusaka, after being donated by supporters of Transaid. The vehicles, a Scania 6x2 and a Mercedes Actros 6x2, were donated respectively by long-standing Transaid supporters Fagan and Whalley and ... [+]

Transaid helps deliver driver safety in Mozambique

A Transaid-supported project has helped train more than 450 truck drivers in Mozambique over two years, with all those surveyed saying the initiative has helped them to be better at their job. Transaid’s involvement was part of the initiative Employment and Skills for Development in Africa and funded by the German ... [+]

Tanzania students hear it from the horse’s mouth

Former transport company owner Matthew Kibble has delivered a series of three talks on behalf of international development organisation, Transaid, at the National Institute of Transport in Dar es Salaam. Kibble’s talks focused on building his company, cost control, and buying and selling businesses – providing a fascinating insight into running ... [+]

Transaid scheme exceeds expectations

International development organisation Transaid has concluded phase two of its Professional Driver Training project in Uganda, with 890 graduates over a two-year period – exceeding the project’s original goal by over 15%. Delivered in partnership with local non-governmental organisation (NGO) Safe Way Right Way, the project set out to improve the ... [+]

Transaid celebrates quarter century

International development organisation Transaid celebrated its 25th anniversary on the evening of 16 November. Its Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, addressed assembled guests, thanking them for their interest, enthusiasm, and commitment to Transaid’s life-saving work. The event, held at the London Transport Museum, demonstrated the wealth of support for Transaid’s many ... [+]

Funds boost for Transaid training in Ghana

Logistics non-profit organisation Transaid has secured a Movement for Good Award from the Benefact Group. It will use it to fund more ‘training of trainers’ for its professional driver project in Ghana, where the demand for HGV drivers is increasing rapidly,  and where some 7,000 people are killed in road ... [+]

Transaid seeks riders for Malawi challenge

Transaid has released nine more places for its Cycle Malawi 2022 challenge, which will take place from 1 – 9 October, and is inviting riders from across the transport and logistics industry to register their interest. Those signing up will join a group of 36 cyclists already confirmed for the event, ... [+]

Covid test scheme aims to unjam Africa borders

Development organisation Transaid has launched a project to provide rapid antigen Covid-19  testing for truck drivers at border crossings in Uganda to help reduce the spread of the disease and lessen the economic burden on transport companies. The development organisation was invited to partner with FIND, the global alliance for diagnostics, ... [+]

Roses, roses all the way

Transaid has launched its Way of the Roses 2021 UK Cycle Challenge, laying down the gauntlet to all MAMILs (Middle-Aged Men in Lycra, or transport and logistics industry professionals as the transport charity prefers to call them) to gear up for the 170 miles from Morecambe in Lancashire to Bridlington ... [+]

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