When is ‘Aid’ harmful?
The idea that aid can be harmful is explored in a number of books (David Sogge, ‘Give and Take’ 2002; Zed Books; William Easterly, ‘The White Man’s Burden’ 2007; Penguin Books; Dembisa Moyo, ‘Dead Aid’ 2009; Penguin Books – to name but a few). LIVINGWAY EDUCATION wanted to provide an alternative to the kind of ‘Aid’ that these authors considered destructive. We wanted to initiate a form of assistance that would lead to a growth in community self-reliance. If assistance could be provided that enabled a community to take charge of its own development, the aid being given would be real aid. Thus RealAid was begun.
Read about the early stages of RealAid: Report: – In Action
Read about the progress of ‘RealAid’ sentafrica-realaid-may-2016
View brochure here: brochure-real-aid