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We are a privately-owned voluntary foundation seeking to promote the development of low-income areas in the Republic of Guatemala, especially for those people who live in the rural areas of the highlands, by innovative projects avoiding patriarchy to guaranteea better living standard. All of this under a sustainable development framework with absolute respect for human dignity, culture and traditions.
Compartiendo Nuestras Bendiciones ONG ensures that the people of San Andres Itzapa, Guatemala and the surrounding communities fully reach their God given potential. We believe that where you were born shouldn't determine whether you flourish in life or whether you merely just get by. We give people the tools they need to achieve their goals, to reach their dreams and to live with dignity.
In the wake of September 11, 2001, a group of Los Angeles media instructors and professionals gathered to discuss the tragedy. They were determined to “go global” and make a major, long-term impact on the world community.The Teen International Media Exchange (TIME) was born, and found a home at the Media Academy at Grover Cleveland High School in Reseda, CA, where two of the founders teach.Today, TIME is a non-profit organization with an explicit mission: to empower the energy of teenagers and the dynamic power of the media to create a peaceful, cooperative world community.
Our mission is to create spaces and programs that foster a vibrant community life. The Center as a physical space gathers the community in educational programs that otherwise would not exist, particularly artistic and cultural activities that will foster the already strong spirit of community that is present in Tzununa. All of our programs and activities seek to build and nurture good citizenship though workshops and seminars. The Center serves the needs of children and youth, especially supporting them to pursue informal and formal educational opportunities that will give them and their families a more promising future.
Eat Better Wa'ik generates food awareness and actions to reduce malnutrition through creative and inclusive education, economics, transformative agriculture, consumption and technology. We merge food security, climate sustainability and human rights, for an improved change in the narrative, comprehension and behavior from and towards food. We seek to transform food systems with more transparent collaboration and bringing diverse stakeholders and individuals together in Guatemala, the region and the world.
Contribute to the overcoming of poverty promoting greater levels of equity and social integration, which assures sustainable human development of the people that live today in poverty and social exclusion.
Labdoo is a non-profit global platform where people around the world collaborate to bring unused laptops loaded with powerful educational software to needy schools using CO2-neutral means. Labdoo is a global collaborative project founded in 2010 with the dream to make education accessible to every child on the planet by repurposing computer devices. Since then, Labdoo has spread to more than 135 countries helping more than 600 thousand students through hundreds of hubs and thousands of volunteers that engage by collecting, preparing and bringing educational devices to more than 2000 schools globally. Everyone involved in the Labdoo Project is a volunteer and none of our members receives any remuneration for the time contributed to the cause, other than the satisfaction of seeing the joy of a child receiving education. We are just ordinary people working for an extraordinary cause. Join us!
WereldOuders focuses on the empowerment and personal development of vulnerable children and families in Latin America and the Caribbean. With us, they receive attention and the support that suits them. WereldOuders has a unique approach, based on four pillars: a safe home, health, education and independence. By providing a social safety net while building the children's self-confidence, they regain a future perspective, an opportunity to realize their dreams. WereldOuders has projects in nine countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. These are Bolivia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. A home is the most important safe base for a child. When a home situation is scarred by poverty, addiction, violence or the death of one of the parents, the secure base falls away. WereldOuders and partner organization NPH are committed to creating or restoring a safe home base for children and youth in Latin America. Our vision of "a safe home" has changed significantly over the past years. NPH was founded in Mexico in 1954 with the opening of a children's home for children who had nowhere else to go. The organization continued to expand to include children's homes in the other eight countries. More than 19,000 children found shelter in an NPH home. These homes were called "family homes" by the organization. NPH placed great importance on creating a warm, loving family atmosphere in the homes. No matter how well this worked out, a family home can never replace a real family. With today's knowledge, arising from empirical evidence and in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, we recognize the unintended harmful effect that institutionalization has on children and youth. Children and youth become alienated from their families and communities of origin. Stigmas attached to growing up in a children's home lead to (young) adults struggling to find their place in society. Having no family to fall back on makes it difficult to hold your own in society as an "uprooted" adult. 'Our' children can always come to NPH even later in life, but that is an exception in the world of children's homes. Uprootedness in general is a major problem: this group has difficulty raising their own children and keeping them from ending up in crime or on the streets. International child welfare organizations are therefore increasingly focusing on de-institutionalization. NPH, too, is going through this transition. We can and want to do more to really change the situation of families and children. We have to change course. We have therefore started to focus more and more on supporting vulnerable families and communities to prevent families from falling apart. This is not entirely new: since its founding, NPH has supported more than 80,000 children who did not live in an NPH family home.
Our mission is to contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity; the recognition of environmental, cultural, social and economic values; and the improvement of the quality of life of Guatemalan ethnic groups, through applied research, participation, consensus processes and integral conservation and social development programs under a democratic framework of equity, justice, solidarity, transparency and respect of human rights. Our vision focuses on being a leading transdisciplinary organization whose participatory approaches and efforts generate positive and significant impacts on the conservation of biological and cultural wealth and the social development of Guatemalan communities and human groups in the short, medium and long term.