GO2015 began as the international wing of the Faith Regen Foundation (FRF), a Muslim led and multi-faith inspired UK-based charity established in 2001 and operating nationally and internationally in the areas of service provision and advocacy. In 2010, exactly ten years after its inception, the FRF established GO2015 to address international development issues while promoting self-reliance through the empowerment of disadvantages communities worldwide. Now in 2014 GO2015 has established itself as an independent charity and is expanding its range and scope of work to include more thematic areas and a particular focus on women leadership and women issues.
Despite some progress made toward the elimination of poverty through the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), huge improvements in living standards and maternal health are still needed if the MDGs are to be achieved by their target date of 2015. The MDG target date acted as the motivator behind Global One 2015, hence its inclusion in the name.
Our thematic areas of interventions are:
- Women in leadership, with programmes designed to support women, as well as orphans, and street children in the forms of livelihood training, shelter, nutrition, education, and healthcare provision
- Healthcare, with expertise in maternal and child health – both in humanitarian response and long term programmes, with ability to work effectively in faith based contexts
- WASH – water, sanitation and hygiene – in humanitarian emergencies and long term programmes
- Agriculture, with expertise in developing Islamic approaches to farming in terms of application based upon faith-based teachings and beliefs promoting sustainability and conservation agriculture
- Environmental sustainability – integrating this into our approach on all our programmes and covering environmental impact
In order to provide long-term solutions to poverty and promote sustainable development, GO2015 works closely with local communities and values their full involvement in the decision-making process. GO2015 believes in creating project ownership through involving beneficiaries in activities related to the planning, implementation, review, monitoring and evaluation of the projects in their communities. Our policy of inclusivity also ensures that the most vulnerable sections of these communities are equally involved in the decision-making process by providing them with a platform on which to be heard.