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School and Dormitory
  • Category: Education
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Indonesia

School and Dormitory

On one of Indonesia’s remote islands, lack of access to clean water and quality education were seen to be two of the root causes of poverty.  Having built strong ties with the community and engaged locals in the decision-making processes, our project partner has turned aspirations into realities with the installation of a water pump and the construction of a school.

School and Eco-Farm
  • Category: Education
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Kenya

School and Eco-Farm

Many years of high fertility rates has resulted in Kenya’s distinct youth bulge.  People aged under 30 years comprise approximately 60% of the population, of which the majority are not gainfully employed after school.

School and Scholarship Project
  • Category: Education
  • Grant: $10,001 to $25,000
  • Target Group: Marginalised people
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Solomon Islands

School and Scholarship Project

In the Solomon Islands, national literacy rates could possibly be as low as 17% (COESI & ASPBAE survey, 2007). This is in part due to a lack of access to affordable national high schools scattered across the islands.

School Project
  • Category: Education, Social Enterprise
  • Grant: $75,001 - $150,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: India

School Project

In one of India's most impoverished rural regions, illiteracy is generational as each child gets caught in the same web of disadvantage as their parents and grandparents.  Teacher absenteeism is high, and student enrolment is low because buildings are dilapidated and roads leading to and from schools are scarcely maintained.

School Project
  • Category: Education
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Marginalised people
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Indonesia

School Project

In the Tobasa region of Indonesia, educational biases and inequalities take many forms. Teachers arrive hours late; students with learning difficulties are harshly treated; poor families cannot afford adequate nutrition; religious favoritism weighs upon academic results; and children are denied access to education if they cannot afford the mandatory books and uniform.

Secondary Schooling & Nutrition
  • Grant: $10,001 to $25,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Adolescents
  • Country: Ethiopia

Secondary Schooling & Nutrition

In the central highlands of Ethiopia, food security is extremely fragile.  The staple diet is comprised of an unleavened bread called ‘injera’ made from teff, a low-yielding indigenous crop that requires much labour and care.  Traditional sedentary agriculture accounts for problems of overgrazing, deforestation and soil exhaustion, placing Ethiopia’s agricultural productivity levels as one of the lowest in the world.

Slum Education
  • Category: Education
  • Grant: $150,001 - $500,000
  • Target Group: Marginalised people
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Egypt

Slum Education

In the slums of Egypt, trained teachers work hard to build strong relationships with vulnerable children and their families.  Community Education Centres have been set up to nurture preschoolers in their formative years to flourish with creativity and character.

Special Needs Care
  • Category: Disability Inclusive, Life / Vocational Skilling
  • Grant: $75,001 - $150,000
  • Target Group: People with Disabilities
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: China

Special Needs Care

Infant and child abandonment is still a problem in China, particularly due to various forms of disability. Rather than being forsaken to fight for their life, these minors need a program of loving care, medical attention and personal development to enable eventual independence and a prosperous future.

Special Needs Children
  • Category: Disability Inclusive, Health
  • Grant: $150,001 - $500,000
  • Target Group: People with Disabilities, People with HIV/AIDS
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: China

Special Needs Children

Though there is no known cure for neither AIDS nor Cerebral Palsy, HIV-infected patients and those disabled by CP can enjoy improved health outcomes through medical attention, good nutrition and a positive mindset.

Squatter Community Care & Education
  • Category: Education, Life / Vocational Skilling
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Homeless people, Orphans
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Philippines

Squatter Community Care & Education

Instead of going to school, many slum-dwelling children in the Philippines roam the streets begging, peddling and sometimes stealing in order to get by.  In a prominent squatter community we have a project striving to break the cycle of poverty by providing ‘catch-up’ education and vocational training to at-risk children and their families. 

Street Children Care Centre
  • Category: Education, Health, Life / Vocational Skilling
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Marginalised people
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Philippines

Street Children Care Centre

The National Department of Social Welfare estimates that there are approximately 220,000 children living on the streets of towns and cities across the Philippines.  Some willingly leave their households to escape domestic violence, neglect or hunger; others are forced out by their parents to beg, scavenge or even sell themselves into prostitution or labour.

Sustainable Schooling
  • Category: Agriculture & food security, Education, Health, Micro-enterprise
  • Grant: $10,001 to $25,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Uganda

Sustainable Schooling

Subsistence living is ubiquitous throughout rural Uganda.  Without the capital to purchase land and scale up small enterprises, the majority of families remain fettered to their farms and single-room clay huts with little opportunity to send their children to school.

Syrian Refugee Relief
  • Category: Emergency Relief
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Displaced people
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Lebanon

Syrian Refugee Relief

Refugees numbering in the millions have fled across the Syrian border into Lebanon.  More often than not, they are traumatised and have very little means of self-sufficiency.  Many are multi-generational female-headed families as their husbands have been killed, displaced or are still engaged in the Syrian war.