Friends From Ireland

Friends From Ireland are a group of people from all walks of life who take part in community building projects in Africa. We are a non-profit organisation and pride ourselves on sourcing materials, and labour, from within and around the communities we work in.

Upcoming Projects

We are always planning our next project. To find out more or how you can help , please click here.

Upcoming Projects

2020 Volunteer Project

We are currently in the process of deciding on our projects for 2o2o.


Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”
~Elizabeth Andrew

Community Support

Community Support

Watamu Marine Association

The Watamu Marine Association (W.M.A.) was formed in September 2007 after a workshop brought marine stakeholders together to address conflicts and develop working partnerships.

Conservation & Student Research

Conservation & Student Research Projects

Student Research Projects

In January 2016 we were honoured to have the presence of the Irish Ambassador to Kenya, Dr Vincent O’Neill, accompanied by his wife Bróna, along with the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment Prof. Judi Wakhungu, at a launch in Galana, Kenya.

It does not matter how much we donate; it matters whether the donation is meaningful. How to define meaningful? Let society and history judge.

Ronnie Chan

Female Empowerment

Female Empowerment

Mabel Sustainable Feminine Hygiene

After witnessing the lack of access and the expense of feminine hygiene products in rural communities in Zambia as well as the taboo that still results in girls and women not communicating or supporting each other during their periods, Lauren Mellor decided to set up Mabel.

Volunteer Building

Volunteer Building Projects

Sorris Sorris Primary School

The aim of this school project in Sorris Sorris, was to address the desperate state of the four hostel buildings into which the 205 pupils were crammed