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Accommodation for the Deaf
  • Category: Community development, Disability Inclusive
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: People with Disabilities
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Philippines

Accommodation for the Deaf

In the Visayas division of the Philippines, educational needs of deaf children have not been sufficiently catered for at secondary level.  This project initially funded scholarships to cover school fees and transport requirements, however it was soon discovered that some children lived too far to commute each day. 

Agricultural Development and Health Care
  • Category: Agriculture & food security, Health
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: China

Agricultural Development and Health Care

Agrarian communities of rural Gansu Province are periodically tormented by drought.  Lack of access to financial markets keep farmers in a trap of subsistence living as they are scarcely able to grow enough produce to break beyond their survival needs.

At-Risk Education
  • Category: Education, Health, Life / Vocational Skilling, Micro-enterprise
  • Grant: $10,001 to $25,000
  • Target Group: Marginalised people
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Vanuatu

At-Risk Education

Government funding for remote schools in Vanuatu is minimal, if not wholly absent.  Many families fall outside the radar of the public education system because they live too far out of town and cannot afford commute expenses.

Audiology Capacity Building
  • Category: Disability Inclusive
  • Grant: >$500,000
  • Target Group: People with Disabilities
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Malawi

Audiology Capacity Building

Although science-based medicine is gaining momentum in Malawi, witchcraft remains a widespread means of healing ailments in remote villages.  Unfortunately, when the deaf adopt this traditional approach, they are often instructed to fill their ears with plant and other material, causing further damage.  Furthermore, the belief of being ‘under a curse’ instigates a negative social stigma toward those who are hard of hearing and consequently leaves them at a disadvantage socially and developmentally.

Audiology Training
  • Category: Disability Inclusive, Education, Health
  • Grant: $10,001 to $25,000
  • Target Group: People with Disabilities
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children

Audiology Training

Deaf and hearing impaired children in the developing world are greatly disadvantaged.  The cost and maintenance of hearing aids is so high that most families cannot afford them, and must instead rely on an intermittent supply of donated devices and short-term ‘fitting teams’ from abroad.

Aviation services
  • Category: Community development, Emergency Relief
  • Grant: $75,001 - $150,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Uganda

Aviation services

In Uganda, Remnant conflict and human rights abuses from the Lord’s Resistance Army continue to taunt at the diminished capacity of basic services and a crippled healthcare system.  Torture is widespread amongst security organisations, and child trafficking for sex and forced labour is painfully prevalent.

Aviation services
  • Category: Community development, Emergency Relief
  • Grant: $75,001 - $150,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Mongolia

Aviation services

Due to population paucity and harsh weather conditions during winter, surface transportation is not well developed in Mongolia.  Rural regions in need of assistance are difficult to access whilst government agencies and humanitarian organisations are hindered in their delivery of long-term development projects.  

Aviation services
  • Category: Community development, Emergency Relief
  • Grant: $75,001 - $150,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Chad

Aviation services

Chad's wavering history of civil conflict between the North and South have stunted growth and investment in infrastructure. Consequently, roads are often impassable and transport networks are meagre. Many hospitals have been damaged or destroyed and sporadic episodes of famine have caused repeated nutrition crises.

Aviation Services
  • Category: Community development, Emergency Relief
  • Grant: $75,001 - $150,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Kenya

Aviation Services

Arid and semi-arid pockets of Kenya are largely cut off from public services due to poor roads, dysfunctional railways and under utilised water transport.  Isolation leaves farmers watching their food rot as they cannot access markets.