Welcome to a Preston-born but internationally inspired, social enterprise.

Global Amigos is the umbrella company for projects in the United Kingdom and, now, Thailand. Our existing projects benefit from over a dozen fabulous volunteers. We receive zero funding; all money is generated through commercial activities, namely AMIGOS PRINT HOUSE – which we then apply to good use.

We’re on an ever-evolving journey but are passionate about playing our part in society. Use our business services, or support the affiliate links at Andy’s personal blog, (Global Amigo) and you support a much broader spectrum of work.

 

“The last few years were spent linking with & learning from communities within our own Lancashire neighbourhoods and in various parts of the world.

Whilst continuing to develop and support our UK projects, the ultimate vision is to create a sustainable community hub in Thailand; to create opportunities to learn from and share with the local community, and to welcome members of the international community who wish to experience life in a developing country. We’ll continue to promote worthwhile third party programmes such as Chennai Challenge (summer programme in India) and International Citizenship Service (three month volunteer placements globally) as well as welcome opportunities for collaboration with other inspiring & community-engaging projects”

Case studies

Use the links below to see case studies from past & current Lancashire-based volunteers.

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Irene

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Oliver

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Gill & Jordan

2020 Update

  • Digital Upgrades

We are investing into our digital platforms in 2020, continuing work that started last year. Our main money-making enterprise, Amigos Print House went live in January 2020. Podio Magazine, our flagship project, will have a brand new site from March and this, our Mothership site, Global Amigos, will follow in May. When the Government publish the latest set of Hate Crime statistics in the UK, After Hate will also be updated.

  • Army of Amigos – Sharing the good

From Nicaragua & South Africa to the slum communities in India, Global Amigos plans to continue giving back – and we want to encourage others to be part of our story and to share their stories. *If you care about the world / want to support our work or sing and dance about projects that interest you, get in touch to be added to our Army of Amigos group.

  • Podio Preston, meet Podio Bangkok – and anywhere else!

Our flagship pocket-sized magazine continues to be published in Preston with our three longest serving volunteers now Directors of a Community Interest Company that manages ‘Podio Preston’ locally. Franchise opportunities are now available for anyone wishing to launch their own local version of Podio anywhere in the UK, or indeed the world. Podio Bangkok is the first to be developed in Asia.

  • Global Amigos Thailand

Recruitment for Global Amigos Thailand is currently underway here in Chachoengsao, Thailand. Our Spring launch event will be an intimate affair but one which will, nevertheless, promote our ethos of collaboration and sharing our desire to develop grassroot ideas. (Ideas for which have already started coming in – eco friendly soap anyone?!)

  • International Vision Cemented

At the end of 2019, we took on a short term lease for a small property on an active farm, 60 minutes from Bangkok’s main airport. This will be the launchpad for one half of our 2020 Project. Watch this space – or follow our new profiles at Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.