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Dalit Education
  • Category: Education, Life / Vocational Skilling, Micro-enterprise
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Displaced people
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: India

Dalit Education

The worldview of the Indian people towards the Dalit (lowest caste) means that they are denied the basic human right to education.  As global awareness has increased, international pressure has brought about some level of equality by reserving some places in educational institutions and government employment.

Dalit Microfinance Programs
  • Category: Micro-enterprise
  • Grant: < $10,000
  • Target Group: Marginalised people
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Adults
  • Country: India

Dalit Microfinance Programs

India’s Dalits have recently taken drastic strides toward social equality and economic empowerment through our partner’s nationwide movement to establish customised education centres.  In these centres, Dalits can attain employable skills to carry them out of the poverty trap that their lineage has suffered under for so long.

Deaf Education
  • Category: Disability Inclusive
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: People with Disabilities
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Uganda

Deaf Education

Approximately 80% of deaf Ugandans cannot read or write and 70% cannot count to 10.  In the past, few deaf children have been given the opportunity to go to school, and those who did usually sat uncomprehending and ignored.

Deaf Education
  • Category: Disability Inclusive
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Philippines

Deaf Education

There are an estimated 100 000 people living in the Philippines who are ‘hard of hearing’.  This means they can only understand words when spoken very loudly close to the ear and have severe difficulties if there are ambient noises.

Deaf Education and Agricultural Development
  • Category: Agriculture & food security, Disability Inclusive, Life / Vocational Skilling
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: People with Disabilities
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Myanmar

Deaf Education and Agricultural Development

In a country devastated by years of guerilla militia and political upheaval, the rights and opportunities of children with disabilities have fallen by the wayside on governmental agendas.  This school project assists hearing impaired children gain skills necessary for productive lives.

Deaf Education and Vocational Training
  • Category: Disability Inclusive
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: People with Disabilities
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Philippines

Deaf Education and Vocational Training

As is typical of most developing countries, the majority of deaf Filipino children are excluded from educational institutions because of economic, cultural or logistical barriers.  The choices for the poor are stark: they can either attend the local school where they are likely to fail unless concerted efforts are made to include them, or they can evade a formal education and accept little prospect of fulfilling a prosperous career.    

Deaf Education and Vocational Training
  • Category: Disability Inclusive, Life / Vocational Skilling
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: People with Disabilities
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Kenya

Deaf Education and Vocational Training

Much work has been done to standardise Kenyan Sign Language (KSL) so that the deaf across the whole nation can understand and communicate with one another, from Kisumu in the West to Mombasa in the East.  Now KSL is taught to an estimated 2 600 deaf children in 32 specialty primary schools.

Disability Inclusive
  • Category: Disability Inclusive
  • Grant: $10,001 to $25,000
  • Target Group: People with Disabilities
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Solomon Islands

Disability Inclusive

As 15% of Pacific Islanders (1 million people) live with a disability, it is impossible for universal education and poverty reduction targets to be met without their inclusion.  In most of these countries, few people with disabilities attend school as children and even fewer can find stable employment as adults.  Not only are disabilities highly stigmatised, but affordable service provision is hard to come by.

Disability Services
  • Category: Disability Inclusive, Education
  • Target Group: Orphans, People with Disabilities
  • Country: Tanzania, United Republic of

Disability Services

In the remote foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, access to healthcare is extremely limited and specialised disability services are virtually non-existent.  An estimated 3 million Tanzanians have a disability, of which far too many are consequently excluded from mainstream schooling and employment. 

Disability Services
  • Category: Disability Inclusive
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Displaced people, People with Disabilities
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Nepal

Disability Services

The disabled and homeless are amongst the most underprivileged people living below the poverty line in Nepal.  Unfortunately, a fatalistic attitude toward future employment and wellbeing is widespread, leading to internal despair and external exclusivity.

Disaster Response - Flood, Typhoon, Cyclone, Quake, Famine
  • Category: Child protection, Emergency Relief
  • Target Group: Displaced people, Homeless people
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any

Disaster Response - Flood, Typhoon, Cyclone, Quake, Famine

Natural disasters are inevitable.  Strategies of emergency risk reduction can go a long way in building community level resilience against the forces of nature, yet the impact of natural disaster rips right through communities which lack funding and local expertise.

Domestic Violence
  • Category: Any
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Ex-prisoners
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Mongolia

Domestic Violence

Many Mongolian women are suffering in silence as domestic violence sweeps the nation in endemic proportions.  National statistics reveal that as many as one in three have been victims of such abuse at least once in their life.