Signpost International Profile
WHAT IS SIGNPOST
We are a young, dynamic inter-denominational charity, committed to supporting children and amilies at risk in some of the world’s poorest communities. We are a charity that provides assistance without favour, purely on the basis of need, and will work with any aid organisations prepared to support us in our aims.
We are a body of ordinary people trying to do extraordinary things to make the world a better place.
WHAT DOES SIGNPOST
We build low cost housing for the homeless from £900 per unit. We sponsor children’s education with a financial package that includes primary health care, clean water and a balanced diet.
We work with children living on the streets and those in danger from drugs, crime and prostitution.
We build and resource schools, we support community projects e.g. the provision of
wells and health clinics, we create local income generation/livelihood schemes, we send short and long term "Going Global"teams overseas.
WHERE DOES SIGNPOST INTERNATIONAL WORK?
INTERNATIONALLY: We currently work in Brazil, Burundi, Philippines, Rwanda, Russia, Tanzania, and Uganda.
IN THE UNITED KINGDOM: We operate in the Hilltown, a classified area of multiple deprivation in Dundee, where our national headquarters are based, and where we have become initiator and host to an increasing number of community projects. Future developments are being explored in Honduras, India and Sudan. In addition to this our Starfish Club enables us to respond to extreme personal need worldwide, already impacting communities in Sierra Leone, Myanmar and Kenya.
WHY IS SIGNPOST INTERNATIONAL COMMITTED TO THIS WORK?
We are responding to the desire for a world that shows compassion in action and strives for justice and caring, especially for children and the poor. Many people of differing faiths support us for this reason. However compassion has no brand name. We have joined the "Make Poverty
History" coalition believing with many people from different backgrounds that extreme poverty is unacceptable. In our "global village" we cannot in conscience sit back and do nothing. In a world where millions of children lack even the barest essentials, it is vitally important that the
hungry are fed, the poor are clothed, suffering is alleviated and justice and personal dignity for all are striven for.
THE HISTORY OF SIGNPOST INTERNATIONAL.
Signpost International began in 1992, started by Church Army evangelist Kerry Dixon, following a visit he made to the Philippines. Appalled by the level of the poverty he witnessed there Kerry,
together with his local church, began to send crates of clothes and other much needed items to the Philippines, and the rudimentary beginnings of a child sponsorship scheme were put in place.
Although Signpost’s first projects were initiated in the Philippines, very quickly the work spread to four continents. A Scottish branch of Signpost International began in 1999 and, in order to eststablish a UK project while maintaining low overheads, Signpost’s UK headquarters were moved to Dundee in 2003, following the generous gift of a building to Signpost International by the Baptist Union.
HOW CAN I HELP?
Sponsor a child, Make a donation to help, build a house (or part of one), Join an Overseas Team,
Become a volunteer or Area Representative, Pray for our work, Make a donation or help us, to raise funds
FOR MORE INFORMATION
PLEASE CONTACT US ON
Registered Charity No: 1057437
The Mark Henderson Centre
Tel: 01382 660072
Fax: 01382 666681
Signpost International Locality of Operation
Signpost International Areas of Benefit
The Mark Henderson Centre
Ann Street, Dundee
Tel - 01382 660072
Fax - 01382 666681
Websites and Email Contact
The website of Signpost International is - http://www.signpost-international.org
Number of Trustees
The total number at Signpost International is 5+
Donate Webpage Available
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