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Ethnic minorities

Community Uplift
  • Category: Agriculture & food security, Disability Inclusive, Health, Water Security
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Ethnic minorities, People with Disabilities
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Tajikistan

Community Uplift

Across the rugged terrain of Tajikistan there are scattered communities in great need.  Disability is stigmatized, medical facilities are overrun, the employment base is narrow and drinking water is in short supply. 

Early Education Capacity Building
  • Category: Education
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Ethnic minorities
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: China

Early Education Capacity Building

Barriers of language, ethnicity, poverty and remoteness are all too familiar for children of minority people groups in rural China.  As they typically start school without knowing a word of Chinese, they are denied access from mainstream education and are confronted by a national curriculum which does not cater for their cultural diversity.

Electronic Literacy
  • Category: Education
  • Grant: $150,001 - $500,000
  • Target Group: Any, Ethnic minorities
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any

Electronic Literacy

Literacy in Bloom will address the lack of access to learning resources for unschooled adults, illiterate women and bilingual children in the developing world through Bloom – a free interactive software.  The ability to read, write and understand numerical concepts has an enormous impact on a person’s life, as it is integral to social, political and economic empowerment.

Learning Resources and Teacher Workshops for Displaced Students
  • Category: Education
  • Grant: $10,001 to $25,000
  • Target Group: Displaced people, Ethnic minorities, Marginalised people
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Myanmar

Learning Resources and Teacher Workshops for Displaced Students

Years of conflict have worn away Myanmar’s educational foundation.  Within schools, teacher turnover is high, lessons are ill-prepared and academic standards are low.  Many displaced children lack the skills and aptitudes that will help them find a job, particularly where schooling has been disrupted or discontinued.

Rescue and Emergency Relief
  • Category: Agriculture & food security, Education, Emergency Relief, Health, Social Enterprise, Water Security
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Displaced people, Ethnic minorities
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Myanmar

Rescue and Emergency Relief

Ethnic tension is rampant in Burma.  Skewed spending on defence has stagnated economic growth and development indicators are ubiquitously dubious.  The government refuses basic services to some minorities and the military targets them in ruthless bouts of conflict.  An epidemic of statelessness has emerged whereby many Burmese are internally displaced or have taken refuge in neighbouring countries.

Tailor Training
  • Category: Life / Vocational Skilling
  • Grant: $10,001 to $25,000
  • Target Group: Ethnic minorities, Marginalised people
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Adults
  • Country: India

Tailor Training

A deep-seated caste system has caused the Dalits to not only live a life of limited opportunity, but also perceive their lowly status as permanent and prevailing as it is considered deserved for past ills. Typically, they must endure chronic underemployment with no job security and little opportunity to save for times of illness or their children’s education.