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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.

Child Soldier Reintegration
  • Category: Anti-trafficking
  • Grant: $10,001 to $25,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Adolescents
  • Country: Colombia

Child Soldier Reintegration

Upon a backdrop of domestic violence, unemployment, gang crime and an endemic black-market of illicit substances, armed conflict has been tearing Colombia apart for some decades.  Sadly, many families have been caught up in the crossfire and it is not only adults who have taken up arms.

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.

Female Empowerment
  • Category: Education, Female empowerment, Life / Vocational Skilling, Micro-enterprise
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Adolescents
  • Country: India

Female Empowerment

Although the Indian family as a social institution is well known for the emotional and physical support that it provides to its extended members, it sometimes fails to respond to the needs of women, especially for women in difficult circumstances.

HIV treatment – Upskilling Health Professionals
  • Category: Health
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: People with HIV/AIDS
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: South Africa

HIV treatment – Upskilling Health Professionals

South Africa has the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence in the world.  In collaboration with other NGO’s working in the area, our in-country partner assesses needs and capacities at district and facility level to then train and upskill healthcare workers through various area-specific workshops, seminars and master classes.

Holistic Community Development
  • Category: Anti-trafficking, Education, Environment, Health
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Children
  • Country: India

Holistic Community Development

In Southern India we have a project underway to improve access to health services, education and community support.  The region has many of the social issues typical of a developing nation including poor health, employment insecurity, domestic violence, uncontrolled crime, lack of opportunity for higher study, personal debt and high suicide rates. 

Keeping Girls in School
  • Category: Education, Female empowerment, Health, Life / Vocational Skilling, Micro-enterprise
  • Grant: < $10,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Adolescents

Keeping Girls in School

Menstrual management can be difficult at the best of times.  Women with no disposable income may use multiple pairs of underwear, kitchen sponges or dirty rags in place of tampons and sanitary pads.  Due to the unhygienic nature of these ‘pieces’, they regularly experience rashes, sores, bruising and infections.

Malipai Livelihoods Philippines
  • Category: Education, Life / Vocational Skilling, Micro-enterprise
  • Grant: $75,001 - $150,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Adolescents
  • Country: Philippines

Malipai Livelihoods Philippines

Upon leaving school, many clever and capable young minds are deprived of their career ambitions due to a lack of education and employment opportunities.  Despite working 6 full days a week in menial labour, they earn barely enough to maintain a subsistence lifestyle.

Mathematics and Physics Workshops
  • Category: Education
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Adolescents
  • Country: South Africa

Mathematics and Physics Workshops

In the rural midlands of South Africa, schools are under resourced and ill-equipped to reach their fullest potential in secondary education.  This project has been launched in recognition of the need to address poor quality teaching and learning of Mathematics and Physical Science throughout impoverished townships in the area.

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 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.

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.

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.

Tertiary Education Support
  • Category: Education
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Marginalised people, Orphans
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Adolescents
  • Country: Indonesia

Tertiary Education Support

If without financial means, highly competent and motivated students in the Tobasa region of Indonesia are met with few opportunities to pursue further education upon their completion of high school.  Places at the only government university in the area are extremely limited as applications outnumber available positions by approximately ten times, so many aspiring scholars must turn to the private sector.

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