Sand Dams Worldwide Isle of Man (SDW IOM) is an Isle of Man registered charity (registration number 1147) and an Isle of Man registered company (company number 128231C) at:
1 Windsor Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 3JX
SDW IOM is a subsidiary of Sand Dams Worldwide Ltd (SDW UK Ltd), as SDW UK Ltd is its sole member, and a company limited by guarantee.
SDW UK Ltd has long-term links with the IOM (our founder and former Executive Director, Simon Maddrell, was born in Douglas), with three SDW IOM trustees who live on the Isle of Man - Ian Richard Hemensley, John Peter Maddrell and Simon Andrew Scott, all of which provide administrative support to the organisation.
SDW UK Ltd is also fortunate to have the patronage of His Excellency Lieutenant Governor Sir John Lorimer for SDW IOM.
SDW IOM undertake substantial fundraising activities on the Isle of Man; as well as having received generous donations from the Isle of Man International Development Committee, we fundraise from our individual Manx donors and every year we fundraise through stalls at the Tynwald Fair and the One World Centre. We also fundraise through the One World Charity Challenge (winning the challenge in both 2016 and 2017), and have previously been chosen as St James Dalby Church’s Charity of the Year. We have also received the kind support of some of the Island’s Rotary Clubs, and held donor events on the Island.
You can also donate directly from the Isle of Man here, or for more information, you can contact us here.
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It is part of our fundraising strategy to develop individual and community giving on the Isle of Man, and you can read and keep up to date with our IOM related news below!
From water and food scarcity to lush mango and papaya farms, this community share how their climate-smart agriculture activities have transformed their lives.
Our partners in southeast Kenya report on the progress Wonu Witu self-help group have made since the start of their sand dam project and climate-smart agriculture training.
Meet two southeast Kenyan farmers to discuss the impact on the people and their land since their sand dam projects started in 2014.
Sand Dams Worldwide's Communications Manager, Dwain Lucktung, revisits Heka Heka Syomwambya self-help group in southeast Kenya to see what impact their sand dam project has had on community members.
Sand Dams Worldwide's Chairman, David Jordan OBE, reviews another successful sand dam expedition, this time with Barclays Isle of Man volunteers who helped to raise £40,000 for a new sand dam in southeast Kenya.
Through partnering with Africa Sand Dam Foundation and Sand Dams Worldwide (formerly Excellent Development), Woni Witu self-help group's achievements include building four sand dams and three shallow wells, made possible through generous funding from the Isle of Man Government.
Katelembu Mazingira Initiative self-help group is made up of people from Kithatu village (in Makueni County, southeast Kenya), and they are the proud beneficiaries of our 1,000th sand dam (funded by the Isle of Man Government).
Isle of Man TV interview Sand Dams Worldwide's Chairman to find out more about the funding by the Isle of Man Government of sand dams in Kenya, which will help thousands of people achieve lifelong access to safe water.
Highlights from the event, including all the wonderful Manx supporters we met.
Sand Dams Worldwide IOM (formerly Excellent Development) received £85,609 from the Isle of Man Government – money that will go towards the construction of four new sand dams, providing water security for 5,087 people.
A big thank you to the people of the Isle of Man for their generous support to farmers in the drylands of Kenya.