About us

Silsoe Aid for Appropriate Development (SAFAD) is a British charity run by students of Cranfield University. Since 1969, SAFAD has sent over 340 graduate and post-graduate volunteers to almost 40 different countries in the developing world. The volunteers work with local organisations on existing and new projects.

They provide technical assistance and expertise, and receive field experience in return. It is an opportunity for very specific and practical education to be put to work to help those in need. Every SAFAD volunteer has been a Cranfield graduate or post-graduate students in various disciplines such as water, soil and environmental sciences, engineering, management and health. 

SAFAD is proud to partner with a number of implementing partners in the field including GOALHaiti Outreach and Abundant Water and be supported financially and in other ways by a variety of individuals, trusts and organisations including the Sue White Fund for Africa,  Laing Family TrustsStrathspey Charitable TrustPat Newman Memorial Trust,  St Mark’s Overseas Aid TrustThe Salvation Army and Cranfield Students Association.

To view or print a summary of SAFAD’s activities, financial status, contacts, trustees and framework as registered with the Charity Commission.