Founded in 1995 the group has raised €675,000 to date and has helped over one million people. Most of the projects have involved the provision of clean drinking water. Other undertakings have included the building of two schools; an orphanage; supporting two micro finance initiatives and numerous agricultural projects.
The group has worked in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya and India. Their philosophy is to help people help themselves and in this regard they have a close relationship with the Irish Charity a Self Help Africa. The group also has its own immersion programme, that all students from fourth year upwards are welcome to join.