Progamme of events for the 30th Anniversary of TFS

Wednesday, 20th of August

8-10pm.    Sustainable development interactive workshop by Roisin McEvoy at Ballynafeigh Community Development Association (more details here).


Thursday, 21st of August

4-6pm.    New economics and a New Society: A discussion on the possibilities and challenges by Tony Weekes at Ballynafeigh Community Development Association (more details here).

8pm.    Pub Quiz at St Malachy’s College Old Boys Association (more details here).


Friday, 22nd of August

11-3pm.    Open Day at the new workshop. 55a Sunnyside Street Belfast BT7 3EX. (more details here)

8pm til late.    Birthday Bash (more details here).


Saturday, 23rd of August

1pm.    Treasure Hunt at Glengall Street (Europa bus station). (more details here)

5pm.    Documentary of The End of Poverty? directed by Philippe Diaz (more details here).

8pm.    Tools Party with DJ and open mic (more details soon).


Sunday, 24th of August

2pm.     Tools picnic at Cavehill (fingers crossed for the weather!). Assemble at outside Belfast Castle.


Development Events during the 30th Anniversary of TFS

Hello folks!!

As you already know, we’re organising the activities for the 30th ANNIVERSARY OF TOOLS FOR SOLIDARITY. We hope that all of you will be there to celebrate with us.

Included below you can find the Development Events that will take place on Wednesday the 20th, Thursday the 21st and on Saturday the 23rd of August.

We would be grateful if you can spread the word! Send us an email if you want to have the poster on pdf to print it out for display.

Thanks and see you soon!!


TFS is going to Africa!

On the 12th of July, two TFS volunteers will be leaving for a field trip to Tanzania and Uganda. Francesca and Stephen have been preparing for this trip for months to make sure that our work here in Belfast best meets the needs of artisans in East Africa.

Francesca and Stephen
Francesca and Stephen

During the first week they will be visiting the MSTC project in Mwanza where they will meet with the local partners and staff to discuss the programme and future plans.

During the second week they will travel to Jinja, Uganda where TFS is looking to establish a tools centre in partnership with WORI. They will be meeting with the mechanic and the manager of the programme to discuss the implementation of a programme to support artisans in the Busoga sub-region of Uganda.

During these two weeks they will be visiting some tailors and artisans groups that TFS has supported in the past to assess the effectiveness of the programme and the training.

We wish them good luck on their travels! We will tell you all the details when they come back.