2016Our 6 New Year’s Resolutions for 2016

The New Year is a good time to look back over the last year and forward to the next, to think about what you’ve done well and what you could do better. So spurred on by the New Year, IRT have decided to set out six of our own New Year’s resolutions (it’s 2016 but […]

Two nurses working togetherThe Winter Chill for Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Winter is closing in across the Middle East. As the snow descends coating the landscape in a brilliant white frosty blanket, over 600,000 refugees in Jordan face an uncertain future this winter. With resources and services already overstretched, and as more refugees flee into Jordan to escape the relentless conflict and insecurity in the region, […]

Families flee fighting in South SudanIRT pledges support to help those fleeing violence in South Sudan

I have just spoken on the phone with Fr Joe Githinji who is based in Source Yubo South Sudan. He had some very sad news to tell me – violence has erupted in the town of Source Yubo. With the sound of gunfire in the background Fr Joe spoke of how fighting has broken out […]

Katie visiting a StepUP family with OCA staffMy visit to StepUp in Lira Uganda

I’ve just got back from a two week trip to Uganda to see how StepUp farmers are progressing and to work with StepUp partner OCA in updating our capabilities to share information about StepUp directly from Uganda. It was a great trip, I was amazed with how far the StepUp farmers and their families have […]

Student Fundraising DayStudent Fundraising Day in Chiswick

Last weekend (27th September) I met up with a great group of 10 Hounslow students as part of NCS – The Challenge programme for 2015. As a charity we place a high value of providing people the opportunities to learn new skills and take part in new experiences. Normally we’re offering this type of opportunity […]

Syrian refugee childrenHelp Syrian Refugee Families

The Syrian crisis has been going on since March 2011. It has last longer than the First World War and cause more families to become refugees than since the Second World War. This is the crisis of our time. And while we daily see shocking pictures of refugees desperate to arrive into Europe the vast […]

Water blogStepUp helps the Ajiraku village get clean water

I’d like to report back on the successes and celebrations I’ve seen in the Ajiraku village in the northern Arua district of Uganda. The Ajiraku village is one of the communities who have started the StepUp programme this year. Last month (July), I was able to visit them and see some of their achievements. The […]

Ride LondonCongratulations and a Big Thank You

Everyone here at IRT wants to say congratulations and a BIG thank you to our three amazing supporters Gavin, Jack and Matthias who cycled in this year’s Prudential Ride London on Sunday 2nd August. It was a gruelling challenge they took on to help raise money in support of IRT. For those of you who […]

VoteWe need your VOTE!

We need your votes!!!! We are one of three charities selected to go to a public vote to become charity of the year for our Sainsbury’s Local store (120 Chiswick High Road). We rely on support from individuals and community groups for our funding, so winning charity of the year would be a big deal […]

Dad with this childrenDad’s are important too

What better time than Father’s Day to say ‘you dads, you’re important too’. As important as dads are development project all too frequently ignore them and focus exclusively on women. Empowering women and girls is vital work, but there times we must engage with men, especially dads, if we are to help families get out […]