We work with a diverse mix of exceptionally talented people and organisations to achieve Nerve’s mission.
We collaborate with those who we have history and trust; who we have solid, reliable connections with and who believe in Nerve’s vision.
These organisations range from our NGO partners in Uganda, to our creative team who bring our stories to life, to our UK-based clients who fund our projects in exchange of Nerve’s marketing, campaigns and events management services.
Ugandan-based partner organisations
We work with fantastic local organisations that are the ears and eyes of Nerve. They know best what the situation is like for the people they serve. They are the ones working tirelessly, reaching out, travelling for hours deep into villages, visiting, listening, coaching, counselling, supporting and digging into their pockets to give whatever they can.
Working closely with these organisations, we help increase their outreach and elevate their impact by assessing their greatest needs and providing the necessary support and capital. Working on a case-by-case basis, we advise on ‘out-of-the-box’ solutions where even their most marginalised or vulnerable members can be connected, supercharged and encouraged to go beyond what they believe their potential is.
We don’t control what they do - that’s not our style - but we do work side-by-side to understand how we can refine and strengthen the things that work well… the strategic model that works best.
Simply put, we couldn’t do this without them. And why should we?
"Work as a team, move as a team. Smiles are free!"
The Masaka Association of Disabled Persons Living with HIV & AIDS (MADIPHA) is a disability rights fund, working to help people with disabilities (PWDs) who are living with HIV/AIDS access medicine and support. Their aim is to ensure that all PWDs living with HIV/AIDS can achieve full integration in all activities of society and be included in the mainstream livelihood care and support in the wider Masaka region.
As the only organisation founded and led by PWDs living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda, MADIPHA plays a critical role in raising awareness and providing education, advocacy, training, and livelihood and community support. Once a small, district-based community organisation, they now have over 400 members and can reach communities in 6 districts!
"Shining our light to the world"
Source of the Nile Union of Persons with Albinism (SNUPA) is a registered non-profit organisation based in Jinja, Uganda, formed by persons affected by albinism to advocate for access to quality services and equal rights.
People with albinism suffer every day. From health issues, to being stigmatised, to facing violence and even death. These are real issues affecting thousands of people everyday and SNUPA works tirelessly to prevent. The organisation serves its community in many ways, including improving livelihoods and providing access to hats, high-factor sunscreen, dermatology and other health care services.
As an agency, we work with brilliant companies looking for ways to make a lasting impact within their organisations. By managing their events and marketing, we are able to inject some ‘Nerve’ into their communications to generate income to fund our development programmes.
WESTERN ACADEMY OF BEIJING (WAB)
As a leading non-profit international school, WAB prides itself on innovative and highly qualified teachers, world-class facilities, diverse community, warm and supportive environment and service-oriented culture. Their uniquely designed campus stands out among other international schools in Beijing, making it a landmark in the area. WAB is an IB World School, providing the highest quality international education in China and beyond.
Working with the Nerve Network, WAB is hosting a Festival of Learning called “The Future of Education Now”.
“We all know education is changing. There is no one-size fits all solution. We understand why increased student and teacher agency is vital. NOW is the time to share the work you’ve been doing to improve school.
Educators around the world are embracing this opportunity to reimagine, redesign, and re-engineer school. These are interesting times because the future of education is emerging NOW and as we prime young people for a lifetime of curiosity.”
This conference is the first of its kind, and Nerve are working closely with the WAB team to develop a high-standard event; managing the event design, logistics, registration platform, AV, speaker management and many other elements.
The educational collaborative of international schools (ecis)
Founded in 1965, ECIS (the Educational Collaborative for International Schools) is a non-profit global membership organisation that provides professional learning, quality assurance, school services, research, advocacy, grants and awards for the benefit of its members.
The organisation has been at the forefront of international education for 53 years thanks to the passionate support of their members: a global network of schools, school groups, universities, individuals, and commercial organisations dedicated to their mission of creating impact through international education.
ECIS organises a wide range of events throughout the year: conferences, workshops, and retreats are long-standing ECIS traditions. These events provide quality professional learning experiences that serve to advance international education.
Nerve provides event management and marketing services to ECIS to assist in the organisation and design of their international conferences.
To date, Nerve has helped in the event management, design and marketing of:
2018 Annual Leadership Conference (Berlin)
2018 Annual Educators Conference (Luxembourg)
2019 Bi-Annual Multilingual Conference (London)
Currently, Nerve is working with ECIS on their 2019 Annual Leadership Conference in Lisbon focusing in the event design, logistics and exhibition.
In turn, ECIS directly and indirectly aid in funding Nerve’s various projects, not only through income generation in exchange of our services, but also through purchasing hand-crafted tote bags and lanyards for their event delegates, produced through Nerve’s Crafts Project in Uganda.