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2 Overview Founded in 1977 by sports journalist John O’Shea - CEO. Founded in 1977 by sports journalist John O’Shea - CEO. GOAL is an international humanitarian organisation. GOAL is an international humanitarian organisation. Non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political. Non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political. Our focus on the poorest of the poor Our focus on the poorest of the poor  In its first year of operation in 1977, when it spent a mere €12,000 on a street children’s project in Calcutta,  Since 1977 GOAL has expanding rapidly – spending over €505 million implementing relief and development programmes in 50 countries in the past 32 years. We work where the need is greatest within a country We work where the need is greatest within a country Rapid response to emergencies – GOAL’s raison d’etre Rapid response to emergencies – GOAL’s raison d’etre

3 Overview Promotion of the volunteer ethos Promotion of the volunteer ethos GOAL’s administration costs have been exceptionally low over past 32 years GOAL’s administration costs have been exceptionally low over past 32 years GOAL advocate on behalf of our programme beneficiaries. GOAL advocate on behalf of our programme beneficiaries. GOAL’s “Can-do” practical approach to programmes; innovative solutions and lateral thinking applied to programmes. GOAL’s “Can-do” practical approach to programmes; innovative solutions and lateral thinking applied to programmes.

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5 Mission Statement  Our mission statement is the same today as it was when GOAL was founded 32 years ago  To work towards ensuring that the poorest of the poor and most vulnerable in our world and/or those affected by humanitarian crisis( either natural and/or man made) have access to the fundamental rights of life, including (but not limited to) adequate shelter, food, water & sanitation, healthcare and education.

6 The Context  Despite the increasing affluence of the developed world, the developing world continues to languish under constant burden of poverty, hunger, disease and war  Every 17 seconds a child dies from lack of safe drinking water  41% of population of Sub- Saharan Africa is surviving on less than $1 a day  Approximately 26,000 children under the age of 5 die each day in the developing world

7 GOAL Programme Priorities Emergency Response  Rapid deployment of skilled personnel  Monitoring early warning systems  Disaster preparedness Infrastructure Rehabilitation  Housing for vulnerable families  Roads and access routes  Schools and clinics  Water systems Health & Hygiene  Primary healthcare  Nutrition  Reproductive health  HIV/AIDS  Health/Hygiene promotion  Water and Sanitation Livelihoods  Seeds, livestock and tools  Food security  Vocational training  Education Working with Street Children  Children who live on the streets and those living in difficult circumstances

8 How We Work GOAL implements practical sustainable programmes aimed at providing simple solutions to complex humanitarian problems/crises GOAL also work alongside local partners who have similar values and objectives to GOAL GOAL Expenditure 2004 €45m 2005 €67m 2006 €62m 2007€59m 2008 €60m

9 Where We work

10 GOAL Staff Numbers (Jan 09) GOAL Staff Numbers (Jan 09) Total GOAL Staff Breakdown National Staff 2,668 H.O. Staff (Ire, UK, US) 50 GOALies overseas 100 Total Staff 2,868 Country Local Staff Ethiopia305 Honduras23 India16 Kenya143 Malawi199 Niger225 Sierra Leone 156 Sudan North 509 Sudan South 794 Uganda251 Zimbabwe70 Total2,668

11 What/who is a ‘GOALie’?

12 The GOALies  100 GOALies are currently employed by GOAL and they are working alongside many thousand local staff in the implementation of a variety of humanitarian programmes in 10 countries.  GOALies include country directors, project managers, accountants, nurses, doctors, nutritionists, administrative personnel and engineers.  1,400 GOALies, brave, tenacious individuals have given their time individuals have given their time and energy over the past 32 years and energy over the past 32 years on several hundred GOAL projects on several hundred GOAL projects worldwide. worldwide.

13 GOAL Funding GOAL is grateful for the financial support received from all of our donors. The following list is not exhaustive and shows some of the donors from whom we have received funds in the past and also some donors from whom we are currently in receipt of funds:  The Irish Public  Irish Government  UK Government  The UK public  US Government  The US public  Canadian Government  UN agencies such as UNICEF, UNDP, UNHCR, WFP, IOM, FAO, UNAIDs  ECHO (European Community Humanitarian Office)  EU Development Fund.  European Agency for Reconstruction.  Corporate sector in Ireland, the UK and the US  Band Aid UK  Comic Relief UK  Irish, UK and US charitable trusts and foundations.  Various Embassies around the world  Wills / legacies bequeathed to GOAL

14 GOAL Fundraising Activities Since its inception in 1977, GOAL has used many innovative ways to raise funds:  The GOAL Mile- run at over 70 locations every Christmas day. Over 20,000 people participated in 2008  GOAL Jersey Day – encourages schoolchildren and work colleagues to wear their favourite sports jersey and donate funds to GOAL  GOAL Standing Order Campaign – encourages GOAL supporters to donate on a regular basis  GOAL Ball – at numerous locations across Ireland, UK, Europe and USA  GOAL Christmas Gifts – a range of life saving gifts that facilitates GOAL supporters to make a difference to the lives of others

15 GOAL Sporting Patrons GOAL Sporting Patrons  GOAL are indebted to our sporting patrons who have generously lent their support to GOAL on many occasions - providing several of this country’s historic and lasting sporting memories.  Many sporting heroes have pledged their support to GOAL over the years. Niall Quinn, Padraig Harrington, Sean Og O’Halpin, DJ Carey, John Mc Enroe, Kenneth Egan, Sonia O’Sullivan are some of the sporting legends who are patrons of GOAL

16 Our Stance on Corruption  CORRUPTION KILLS  CORRUPTION KILLS  Corruption is about more than money. It deepens inequality, and it is the poorest and the most vulnerable who bear the brunt of it. Usually it is they who, unable to pay the bribes and backhanders, have to forego the basic goods and services that should be free - or at least affordable. Sometimes even the fundamentals, like the clean water, the education, the basic healthcare to which they are entitled, never reaches them.  Corruption is about more than money. It deepens inequality, and it is the poorest and the most vulnerable who bear the brunt of it. Usually it is they who, unable to pay the bribes and backhanders, have to forego the basic goods and services that should be free - or at least affordable. Sometimes even the fundamentals, like the clean water, the education, the basic healthcare to which they are entitled, never reaches them.  Ultimately – and far too often - corruption kills. It is emphatically not, as some claim, a victimless crime.  Ultimately – and far too often - corruption kills. It is emphatically not, as some claim, a victimless crime.  Massive embezzlement and extortion by officials in recipient countries, weak financial administration, and lack of oversight have limited the effect of international assistance. The renowned Africa observer, Martin Meredith, points out that of the 53 countries in Africa, only South Africa and Botswana are better off today than when they were freed from colonialism forty years ago, despite billions of dollars in foreign aid. This is a direct result of corruption.  Massive embezzlement and extortion by officials in recipient countries, weak financial administration, and lack of oversight have limited the effect of international assistance. The renowned Africa observer, Martin Meredith, points out that of the 53 countries in Africa, only South Africa and Botswana are better off today than when they were freed from colonialism forty years ago, despite billions of dollars in foreign aid. This is a direct result of corruption.  WHERE IS OUR MONEY GOING?  WHERE IS OUR MONEY GOING?  By the African Unions’ own estimates, Africa loses $148 billion a year, or a quarter of its entire income, to corruption and they have accepted that no business ever gets done without a present changing hands.  By the African Unions’ own estimates, Africa loses $148 billion a year, or a quarter of its entire income, to corruption and they have accepted that no business ever gets done without a present changing hands.  Similarly, according to a 2004 study by a U.S. Senate committee, the World Bank has lost about US $100 billion slated for development in the world’s poorest nations to corruption since 1946 – almost 20% of its total lending portfolio. Other experts estimate that between five and 25% of the US$525 billion the Bank has lent since 1946 has been misused.  Similarly, according to a 2004 study by a U.S. Senate committee, the World Bank has lost about US $100 billion slated for development in the world’s poorest nations to corruption since 1946 – almost 20% of its total lending portfolio. Other experts estimate that between five and 25% of the US$525 billion the Bank has lent since 1946 has been misused.  GOAL ADVOCATES TO END THE SCOURGE OF CORRUPTION  GOAL ADVOCATES TO END THE SCOURGE OF CORRUPTION  GOAL advocates on corruption and other issues integral to the issue of poverty in order to realise a greater and more lasting impact from its development work. GOAL aims to influence policy makers who have the power to help remove the underlying causes of poverty.  GOAL advocates on corruption and other issues integral to the issue of poverty in order to realise a greater and more lasting impact from its development work. GOAL aims to influence policy makers who have the power to help remove the underlying causes of poverty.  The international community must acknowledge that corruption is the single greatest obstruction to the safe delivery of aid.  The presence of corrupt government structures in a recipient country is the biggest threat to the effective distribution of aid for donor bodies (governments, institutions and agencies). Corrupt governments cannot be relied upon to disperse aid and an alternative aid modality must be championed.  GOAL believes that money is not the solution, but rather ensuring that government structures in recipient countries are capable of absorbing aid in a transparent and efficient manner that benefits the poorest of the poor.  GOAL believes that money is not the solution, but rather ensuring that government structures in recipient countries are capable of absorbing aid in a transparent and efficient manner that benefits the poorest of the poor.  The aid community can never, of its own volition, help the people of the developing world. It relies on the involvement of the international community to bring about the structural changes needed to carry out their work in the most direct and effective manner. Only the international community can make the changes needed to ensure that aid gets to those who need it most and is not lining the pockets of despots and politicians worldwide.  The aid community can never, of its own volition, help the people of the developing world. It relies on the involvement of the international community to bring about the structural changes needed to carry out their work in the most direct and effective manner. Only the international community can make the changes needed to ensure that aid gets to those who need it most and is not lining the pockets of despots and politicians worldwide.  GOAL has an impressive track record where corruption is concerned:  GOAL has an impressive track record where corruption is concerned:  GOAL was one of the few aid agencies to speak out against the Mengistu regime during the Ethiopian Famine in 198 risking getting thrown out of the country. Ethiopia under Mengistu – found guilty in 2006 of genocide after a 12-year trial - had one of the worst human rights records in the world.  In 2003 the Irish Government was persuaded to divert €10 million from the government of Uganda to a poverty alleviation fund run by civil societies and NGOs.

17 Tributes to GOAL  “What I like about GOAL is that, as with John O Shea, there are no hidden agendas. There is no money spent on frills… There are millions of people worldwide who have had their lives made more bearable by GOAL.” John Mc Enroe, GOAL patron.  ‘To really appreciate the value that GOAL gets out of every Euro, every Dollar or every Pound Sterling that they collect, you need to go to the field and see the projects in action. I saw them in Calcutta and it was a real eye-opener. The real entrepreneur works quickly. They don't dwell on an idea for a long time, how should we do this? John thinks of a way of going about it straight away. GOAL act as a bridge or a link between different strands of society.’ (Micheál O Muircheartaigh, commenting on John O Shea's award as Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award ceremony September 2005)  ‘Aid agencies such as GOAL are the best in the world.’ James Morris, Former Executive Director of the World Food Programme.

18 Tributes to GOAL  “Over the years John O Shea has used his unique leadership qualities to attract skilled dedicated staff to enable GOAL address the issue of poverty and exclusion in many parts of the world. One example is Goma in 1994, when no one wanted to bury some 40,000 victims of cholera – GOAL volunteers carried it out and were justly praised for their courage and humility. I am so proud of them and know I will go on meeting them in places where the humanitarian need is greatest.” Mary Robinson, Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human rights.  “We respect very highly the excellent work GOAL is doing in Kenya, and globally for street children.” Dr Nicholas Alipui, UNICEF, Kenya.  “When I came back a lot of people asked me, ‘Was it terrible?’ and my gut reaction was to say, ‘No’. I really enjoyed it because what I saw GOAL doing in these places is really positive. When you think about it you see some horrendous things, things you’d never want to see again, but GOAL is providing the key to the door to get people out.” Shane Byrne, former International rugby player, on his return from visiting GOAL’s projects in Calcutta (Kolkata)

19 Calcutta, India, Oct 2008

20 Kenema District, Sierra Leon, Oct 2008

21 GOAL School, Niger, October 2008

22 Sunderbans, India, October 2008

23 Calcutta, October, 2008

24 Sunderbans, India, Oct 2008

25 GOAL Health Centre Niger, October 2008

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