Cheerleading for sand dams

Once our volunteers have travelled to some of the world’s most challenging places, lived and worked with local people and seen what a difference a sand dam can make, they are never the same.Read more

Dreams, statistics and restoring nature

Our Chairman looks back at 2018's highlights, and looks forward to plans in 2019, which include hopes of 're-wilding' northern Kenya's national parks.Read more

The lasting gift of giving: £107,813 raised in our Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018!

This spirit of generosity doesn’t just happen at Christmas...Read more

The pictures tell the story

David reflects on Excellent's work from 2017/18, as published in our annual report.Read more

Acts of kindness

David reviews another successful sand dam expedition, this time in September 2018 with Barclays Isle of Man volunteers who helped to raise £40,000 for a new sand dam in southeast Kenya.Read more

Getting back to basics

Excellent's Chairman, David Jordan, reports from this summer's sand dam expedition...Read more

Worrying weather

With World Day to Combat Desertification (June 17) in mind, Excellent Development's Chairman, David Jordan OBE, reflects on recent news surrounding shifting weather patterns, the impact, and what part sand dams can play in tackling desertification...Read more

Water for families

Excellent's Chairman, David Jordan OBE, reflects on the importance of family, and how sand dams can impact on families in rural drylands...Read more

Sand dams’ health dividend

As we recognise World Malaria Day (April 25), Excellent's Chairman, David Jordan, reflects on the role sand dams and Excellent are playing in improving both water supply, and water quality...Read more

Press for progress with sand dams, water, women and nature

Excellent Development's Chairman, David Jordan OBE, reflects upon a month that saw global discussion and celebration around themes of women and water, two key parts of our work...Read more

Extraordinary impact from sand dams in Northern Kenya

Excellent Development Chairman, David Jordan OBE, reports from a recent visit to our sand dam projects in Lekurruki, Northern Kenya...Read more