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Since 1989

Rehabilitation of the Tigray Region

Our History

Tigray Development Association (UK) was established in 1989 by Tigrayans living in the UK with the aim of contributing to the rehabilitation of Tigray region and raising awareness among the British public concerning issues of the region’s developmental endeavours. TDA UK is an indigenous non-governmental charitable organisation that takes an active role in all aspects of the region’s developmental endeavours, with its members and supporters has been actively engaged in assisting the development efforts of the people of Tigray.

New Schools

Health Centres

Acres of farm land


What we’ve achieved


has supported the construction of schools and clinics, the supply of water tankers, vocational and skills training credit provision for women training. TDA UK has also
co-ordinated the supply of essential books, hospital beds, medical equipment and computers for schools.


The management committee is elected by TDA UK members, and act as Trustees of TDA UK. The Trustees have an overall responsibility for governance and management of the charity, and undergo constant training and development to ensure that trustees have adequate skills to manage the organisation effectively and representative of the communities they serve. The Trustees run TDA UK with the assistance of volunteers. TDA UK has over 500 subscriptions paying members who elect a management committee from amongst members.

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Why help Tigray?


TDA UK is established to relieve poverty and to advance education in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. TDA-UK is a charitable Association, and is a member of TDA International, a charity registered in Ethiopia. It is also the sole beneficial owner of property situated at and known as TDA House, 211 Clapham Road, London SW9 OQH, (‘the property’) the registered proprietors being the Holding Trustees as defined at Clause 4(c)(6) herein who hold the property on Trust for TDA UK.

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To build the capacity of schools and improve the quality of education in the Tigray, Ethiopia

Expand and strengthen

To expand and strengthen Non-formal Adult Education so that the people will be able to fight against poverty more energetically


To enhance the quality of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Tigray


To improve the service quality of health establishments through the provision of medical equipment, drugs and facilities


To promote good governance to achieve healthy development


To support the Youth and Sports Affairs of the region in order to encourage and enhance new job opportunities


TDA UK relies on the generosity of Alumni members, non-members and friends of TDA UK for the financing of its mission to maintain the quality of education and Health in Tigray, Ethiopia. We (TDA UK members) are grateful to you for your donation. Your donation will make a profound difference and a lifetime opportunity to vulrenable children, young adults and the elderly to alleviate from poverty and hardship. They need support to facilitate their education, and to overcome their challenging circumstances.

Please give according to your means. To donate or if you would like details of planned giving or information about one off donations, please write, call, fax, email us using the contact details below or fill in the form below, and we will be pleased to provide you further information.

To setup monthly standing order and to gift aid your donation, please print and fill in the Standing Order Form and Gift Aid Form and send them to the address below.


TDA UK welcomes and encourges everyone to become a member. To join TDA UK, please write, call, fax, email us using the contact details below or fill in the form below to submit your membership application.

To setup monthly standing order and to gift aid your donation, please print and fill in the Standing Order Form and Gift Aid Form below and send the forms to the address below.

Hall Hire

Whether it is a special occasion, party, wedding, meeting or a charity fundraising, the TDA UK hall is a wonderful setting to create the perfect party atmosphere. The hall compromises a stage and high ceiling allowing you to entertain your guests in style. For further enquiries or if you would like to make a booking, please contact us via the telephone, fax, email or using the form below.

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If you have any suggestions, comments or require further information about TDA UK

Please write, call, fax, email us using the contact details below or fill in the form on the left and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.


TDA House, 211 Clapham Road, Stockwell, London SW9 0QH

Tel: 020 7924 0191

Fax: 020 7738 6569

Email: tigray@tda-uk.org