Link Groups in Wales

Wales Africa Community Links have supported over 150 charities and community based organisations across Wales in developing links and delivering projects with partner organisations in Sub Saharan Africa.

Click on the map pins below, or scroll down for a list of Welsh organisations. 

 

North Wales

Amlwch – Sankwia (Gambia): Cyfeillion Sankwia Friends 5

Bangor – Quthing (Lesotho): Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board Lesotho Link 3

Caernarfon – Mkushi (Zambia): Itala Foundation 4

Denbigh – Siphophanene (Swaziland): Swazaid 2

Harlech – Butembo (Tanzania): Dyffryn Ardudwy Churches 2

Overton-on-Dee – Lesotho Link 2

Porthmadog – Sandstone (South Africa): Welsh Highland Railway 3

Wrexham – Leribe (Lesotho): Maelor St Saviours Link 2

Wrexham – Mekele (Ethiopia): Gobaith i Ethiopia 2

Wrexham – Soweto (South Africa): Wrexham Community Choir 2

 

Mid Wales

Aberystwyth – Kokrobite (Ghana): Volunteer to Change 2

Brecon – Molo (Kenya): Brecon Molo Community Partnership 4

Hay-on-Wye – Timbuktu (Mali): Hay 2 Timbuktu, Medics 4 Timbuktu, Teachers 4 Timbuktu; Hay Town Council / Two Towns One World Project; Jump 4 Timbuktu / Tuareg Relief 5

Llanbrynmair – Kumi (Uganda): Dolen Llanbrynmair 2

Llandrindod Wells – Bulabakulu (Uganda): Africa Greater Life Mission 5

Llanfyllin – Kumi & Kamuli (Uganda): Dolen Ffermio 5

Machynlleth – Bangalala (Tanzania): Hazina 3

Meifod – Johannesburg (South Africa): COBRA 1

Newtown – Kamuli (Uganda): Dolen Ffermio Newtown 2

Presteigne – Kisaabwa (Uganda): Hands Up for Uganda 2

Ysbyty Ystwyth – Nkhata Bay (Malawi): Supocho (UK) 1

 

South West Wales

Bosherston – Masitise (Lesotho): Masitise Community Dream 1

Briton Ferry – Bbowa (Uganda): Care 4 Uganda 4

Cardigan – Mwanza (Tanzania): Small World Theatre 2

Carmarthen – Kachumbala (Uganda): Carmarthenshire Contractors Training Alliance Ltd 2

Carmarthen –Malawi ESDGC School Links Network 3

Cockett – Kibuye (Rwanda): HARP 3

Crymych – Hlotse (Lesotho): Pwyllgor Crymych Hlotse 2

Kidwelly – Mafeteng (Lesotho): Ysgol y Castell 1

Lampeter – Bore (Kenya): Lampeter Bore Community Carbon Link 4

Llandovery – Harare (Zimbabwe): Red Giraffe Café 2

Newcastle Emlyn – Mokhotlong (Lesotho): Trewen School 1

Pembroke – Mkokotoni (Zanzibar): Green Links Community Interest Company 1

Pembroke – Zanzibar (Tanzania): Sazani Associates 4

Pennard – Siteki (Swaziland): Gower Swaziland Link 2

St. David’s – Matsieng (Lesotho): St. Davids Lesotho Link 3

Swansea – Banjul (Gambia): Vision 2020 3

Swansea

Swansea – Chingola (Zambia): Red Café 3

Swansea – Chomzangari (Zimbabwe): Women 4 Resources 3

Swansea – Ibadan (Nigeria): Swansea Ibadan Health Link 2

Swansea – Mandjou (Cameroon): African Community Centre – Swansea – Mandjou Link 1

Swansea – Monrovia (Liberia): Wales Liberia Connect 1

Swansea – Northern Zambia (Zambia): Enfys Zambia 1

Swansea – Paynesville (Liberia): Women 4 Resources 3

Swansea – Siavonga (Zambia): Student Discovery 4

Swansea – Swaziland (Swaziland): Positive Women 3

Swansea – Vihiga (Kenya): Women 4 Resources Kenya Link 2

Swansea – Zanzibar (Zanzibar): Bigger Heart 2

 

South East Wales

Abergavenny – Yirga Chefe (Ethiopia): BRYN – Brynycwm Yirgacheffe Community Link 4

Abergavenny – Chinamhora (Zimbabwe): Love Zimbabwe 3

Abergavenny – Hawassa (Ethiopia): Midwives @ Ethiopia (formerly Gwent Ethiopia Health Link) 3

Abergavenny – Swayimane (South Africa): Zimele UK and Zimele SA 3

Barry – Tororo (Uganda): Vale for Africa 3

Bedwas – Kikambala (Kenya) : Friends of Bedwas Global Linking Committee 3

Bettws – Addis Ababa (Ethiopia): Valley and Vale Community Arts 5

Bridgend – Freetown (Sierra Leone): Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust 2

Bridgend – Mochudi-Moshi (Botswana/Tanzania): Heronston School – Botawa 1

Bridgend – Monze (Zambia): Friends of Monze 2

Caerleon – Bakweri (Cameroon): Caerleon Comprehensive School 2

Caerphilly – Kikambala (Kenya): Cariad Kenya 3

Newport – Nkhata (Malawi): Newport Nkhata Link 1

Penarth – Chongwe (Zambia): ABESU 3

Penarth – Gisenyi (Rwanda): Send a Cow 1

Penarth – Teyateyaneng (Lesotho): Penarth & District Lesotho Trust 3

Pentyrch – Mohale’s Hoek (Lesotho): Efail Isaf Churches 3

Penygraig – Cape Town (South Africa): Valleys Kids (Mzansi Cymru Project) 5

Pontypool – Cheesay (Gambia): Coleg Gwent 1

Pontypridd – Fantalle Woreda (Ethiopia): Labata Fantalle Cymru 4

Pontypridd – Mbale (Uganda): PONT 5

Cardiff

Cardiff – Blantyre (Malawi): A Leap 3

Cardiff – Burao (Somaliland): Horn Health Concern 3

Cardiff – Bwera (Uganda): Riverside Market Garden 4

Cardiff – Cape Town (South Africa): Wales Millennium Centre 3

Cardiff – Chongwe (Zambia): Mothers of Africa 2

Cardiff – Delta State (Nigeria): Gift of Grace 1

Cardiff – Dodoma (Tanzania): Tanzanian Community Association 1

Cardiff – El Fateh (Sudan): Safer Wales 3

Trowbridge – Insiza (Zimbabwe): African Mothers Foundation International 3

 

1-5 Effectiveness Key

(See UN Gold Star Framework for organisational development and effectiveness framework)

1 = Charitable Link - primary focus on raising funds / support for overseas partners

2 = Learning Link - primary focus on (above +) education, awareness raising, and actively engagement in exchange visits 

3 = Partnership Link - primary focus on (above +) community participation and involving volunteers in skills exchanges

4 = Development Link - primary focus on (above +) supporting strong southern partner organisations to deliver impactful anti-poverty projects in partnership with appropriate authorities.

5 = UN Gold Star Awarded Link - 'Beacon' links whose work contributes to all the above, and has been recognised as a 'beacon' link with mutual benefits to both Welsh and African community partners. 

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