ALEF works with non-formal education for young people and adults who have not had the opportunity to go to school. They learn how to read, write and do practical maths. They also learn how to use the skills to take control of their lives and change their situation. Through learning, they want to empower people living in poverty to change their situation from the grass roots. 795 million people still cannot read, write or use basic maths. Two thirds of them are women and girls. Literacy and numeracy is the first step to taking charge of one's life and gaining access to the different arenas of society. It's a condition for a functioning democracy and for being able to develop and use one's inner and outer resources. In several African and Asian countries, 50% or more of the adult population lack basic literacy and numeracy skills.
APOPO is a Belgian NGO that has developed an innovative system deploying African giant pouched rats (nicknamed HeroRATs) to detect landmines or tuberculosis (TB), using their extraordinary sense of smell. APOPO's scent detection technology has a massive potential to relieve human suffering and promote development when deployed in TB and landmine response, as well as in currently unexplored fields. APOPO has programs in Tanzania, Angola and Cambodia.
Landmines injure or kill innocent civilians every day and pose a structural barrier to development, long after war ends. Trained HeroRATs can quickly and accurately detect landmines, thereby significantly speeding up the demining process. Meanwhile, there are about 9 million new cases of TB per year of which 3 million cases are not diagnosed. APOPO's HeroRATs can sniff out TB in human sputum samples, helping APOPO to raise the number of TB positive patients found by over 45% in partner clinics. Detection rats offer an efficient and accurate alternative to combat 2 global humanitarian detection challenges. APOPO uses a readily available resource, and involves and employs local communities in the solution - thereby helping to initiate development and create positive social change. Our TB detection rats are at least as accurate as conventional routine microscopy, but up to 20 times faster. The Mine-Detection rats can search 200m2 in 1 hour, with a metal detector this would take 2-4 days.
Cambodian Children’s Fund transforms the country's most impoverished kids into tomorrow's leaders, by delivering education, family support and community development programs into the heart of Cambodia’s most impoverished communities.
With the right education and support, one child has the potential to lift an entire family out of poverty and a generation of educated children has the power to change a whole society. Through intensive, long-term investments in children, CCF is helping students build the skills, confidence and integrity they need to become the progressive spokespeople and leaders of change in their communities.
Since 2004, CCF has been working with some of the most impoverished communities in Cambodia, centred around the former garbage dump at Steung Meanchey. Back then, it revolved around the health and wellbeing of 45 children living on the garbage dump. Today there are around 2,000 students working towards a better future for themselves and their families through CCF’s award winning education program.
The garbage dump was closed in 2009. However the need for CCF’s services continues as Steung Meanchey remains an entry-point into Phnom Penh for destitute families with no option but to try and make a living through scavenging or begging on the city streets.
Through a range of programs that focus on 6 core areas – Education, Leadership, Community Outreach, Healthcare, Childcare and Vocational Training – CCF take a holistic, on-the-ground approach to developing integrated solutions to the complex issues of poverty.
Childhood Cancer Foundation
Childhood Cancer Foundation
In the 1970s, a minority of children diagnosed with cancer survived. These days over 80% do. But that’s not enough. Childhood cancer is still the most common cause of death in the ages 1–14.
The Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund works to ensure that affected children, teens and their families receive the care and support they need.
The vision of the Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund is to eradicate childhood cancer.
JWAS - Women Awareness
JWAS - Women Awareness
Founded in 1993 by a group of women social workers, Janaki Women Awareness Society (JWAS), is a women led non-profit social organisation working on women’s and children’s issues. It works to raise the standard of living and to empower marginalized communities, women & girls, youths, people with disabilities, and disaster stricken and conflict affected people of Nepal.
NIGEE was established in 2011 with a mission to leverage community resources to equip girls with knowledge and skills for productive and fulfilled adult life. NIGEE operates in the Nyanza region (formerly Nyanza province) in western Kenya, a region that bears the greatest burden in terms of indicators that impact negatively on girls and women. The Initiative identifies and taps into community resources to support girls’ education and training as a foundation for self-reliance and self-determination in and beyond basic needs. The main mandate of NIGEE is to provide a second chance to girls who dropped out of school, mainly due to teen pregnancy, female genital mutilation (FGM) or child marriage, an opportunity to resume schooling and improve their chances of living a fulfilled adult life.
The first SOS Children’s Village was founded by Hermann Gmeiner in Tyrol, Austria, in 1949. As a child welfare worker, Gmeiner saw how children orphaned as a result of World War II suffered. He was committed to helping them by building loving families and supportive communities.
With the generous support of donors, child sponsors, partners and friends, Gmeiner's vision of providing loving care in a family environment for children without parental care, and of helping families stay together so they can care for their children, has grown steadily over six decades.
Today, SOS Children's Villages International is active in 135 countries and territories around the world, helping hundreds of thousands of children each year through alternative care, schools, health centres, family strengthening programmes, and other community-based work.
Jedes Kind hat das Recht auf eine glückliche Zukunft – unabhängig von seinem Geschlecht, Herkunft oder Glauben. Save the Children ist eine der führenden Kinderrechtsorganisationen der Welt und setzt sich seit 1919 gezielt für notleidende Kinder ein.
In über 120 Ländern sorgt Save the Children für die medizinische Versorgung, die Ernährung, die Ausbildung und den Schutz von Kindern. In Not- und Katastrophenfällen, wenn Kinder zu den Verletzlichsten zählen, gehören wir zu den Ersten vor Ort und zu den Letzten, die wieder gehen. Damit die speziellen Bedürfnisse von Kindern erfüllt und ihre Stimmen gehört werden.
In der Schweiz berät und begleitet Save the Children landesweit Asylunterkünfte; durch altersgerechte Aktivitäten-Anleitungen, Beispiele bester Praxis, Qualitätsstandards und Weiterbildungsangebote, um die Unterbringung von Kindern zu verbessern, den Kinderschutz sicherzustellen und die Förderung von Kindern und Jugendlichen zu stärken.
Schenken auch Sie benachteiligten Kindern eine selbstbestimmte, glückliche Zukunft!
Shanghai Healing Homes
Shanghai Healing Homes
Shanghai Healing Homes (SHH) is a non-profit foster home assisting the local Chinese Children‘s Welfare Institutes by providing pre and post-surgical care to abandoned Chinese orphan babies born with surgically correctable deformities. SHH provides a home-like environment that meets the babies’ physical, emotional and developmental needs.
New arrivals range from 5 days old to 6 months old. Each special needs case is unique and provides a wide time frame of when each baby is ready for surgery.
Since 2009 SHH has cared for 140 babies, had 269 surgeries performed and found new families for 82 babies.
Shoe4africa Sweden is an NGO with the mission to spread playfulness and happiness among exposed children in Kenya. This is achieved through the buildup of two musical facilities in connection to eastern Africa’s only public children’s hospital. This is done with the hope that the children in the hospital will have a more pleasant stay. The facilities were inaugurated on the 23rd of July 2017. The next step is to fill them with instruments and toys so that they can be used in an organized way. The organization will also employ their own staff to secure a high level of quality of their work.
Smile of Hope Africa – SOHA – is a sponsor organization that is run by the Citykyrkan Stockholm and City Church Kampala. It was founded in spring 2012 to support vulnerable children in Uganda and give them the possibility to go to school. Today around 150 kids are supported and even more families are reach through their projects. The name Smile of Hope comes from a vision of through their work give more vulnerable children and their families hope for the future and bring a smile to their faces. People working for SOHA have a Christian background which mainly means they believe in the equal value of all humans and they take responsibility for the most weak and vulnerable groups. This is achieved through:
1. Offer children and youth the right to education and medical care, and through that giving them a more prosper future. 2. Self-deployment projects, by the purchase of animals or support for start-up ideas give families a better chance to support themselves. 3. Psychosocial efforts, among others programs with creative tasks that support children’s self-esteem.
We lose trees at a rate of 50 soccer fields per minute as our food systems destroy our ecosystems. Most of this degradation occurs in the developing tropics of Africa, Latin America, and South and Southeast Asia where hundreds of millions of chronically-hungry, smallholder farming families use destructive and short-sighted agricultural practices that further degrade their communities trees, soil, water and biodiversity, making them even more likely to migrate and more vulnerable to the climate changes that lie ahead.
The Forest Garden Program is a simple, replicable and scalable approach with proven success. By planting specific types of fast-growing trees, fruit trees, hardwoods and food crops in a systematic manner over a four year period, families can positively change their lives forever. Forest Gardens consist of thousands of trees that provide families with sustainable food sources, livestock feed, products to sell, fuel wood and a 400% increase in their annual income in four years.
We see converting degraded and denuded farmland into Forest Gardens one of the planet’s best ideas for eliminating hunger, extreme poverty, deforestation and for lessening humanity’s contributions to climate change. TREES’ Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal (BHAG) is to break the cycle of poverty and eradicate hunger for our first 1 million people by planting 500 million trees in 125,000 Forest Gardens by 2025. This will entail working with approximately 125,000 families to revitalize a quarter of a million acres, coupled with interventions at different levels of the value chain (related to inputs, credit, water and marketing) to ensure the long term sustainability and continual spread of Forest Gardens.
If we can grow a movement by convincing massive numbers of farmers across any given landscape to plant Forest Gardens, we can, first and foremost, eliminate chronic hunger and extreme poverty on that landscape, but even more, at scale we will have a program that can reverse deforestation and meaningfully begin to mitigate climate change.
Every child counts. WILL wants to give children who are left behind in life a chance to flourish. By creating an eco-learning center to provide them with a loving and nurturing environment and a tailored guided program. They want to encourage their desire to explore, to create and experiment, to find their individual talents and to develop their full persona. WILL believes that every child is a unique gift to the whole community. Each child deserves to be raised in appropriate conditions to allow them to discover the right tools to live life to the fullest: tools that will enable them to reach their highest potential. There are children though who are often invisible to the community at large. These are the one WILL wants to help. The ones needing attention and additional resources the most. The ones whose roots have been shaken and who have lost hope for the future. These are the ones who need to be supported to thrive. WILL are mainly active in China.