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BridgIT Water Foundation
BridgIT Water Foundation

BridgIT's Program objective is to provide improved drinking water to rural areas in developing countries. This is achieved by delivering suitable, accessible and sustainable water solutions closer within each rural community relieving the economic and health burdens of searching long distances for long periods of time to collect water from open contaminated and often dangerous sources.

Act4Africa
Act4Africa

Act4Africa aims to change five million lives. Improving health/well-being, gender justice, and income generation for women in Africa's poorest communities We plan to do this through education which can encourage independence.

Sisterhood Agenda
Sisterhood Agenda

Sisterhood Agenda is an award-winning, tax-exempt nonprofit organization that creates and implements activities for women and girls around the globe for education, support and empowerment. Sisterhood Agenda promotes positive social change and has over 6,000 global partners in 36 countries. Global partners create an extensive sisterhood network to increase local organization capacity and unite women and girls. Sisterhood Agenda's SEA (Sisterhood Empowerment Academy), based in the U.S. Virgin Islands, attracts international participants. On global and local levels, Sisterhood Agenda addresses social, health, economic and cultural issues facing women and girls to promote positive life outcomes. Sisterhood Agenda's social impact is expanded through partnerships with agencies, individuals and businesses throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, India, the Caribbean, United Kingdom, Africa, Australia, and other geographic regions. Sisterhood Agenda maintains its social networking sites and blog at www.sisterhoodagenda.com.

World Education, Inc
World Education, Inc

World Education is dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education and social and economic development programs.

Africa Nature Organization
Africa Nature Organization

Who We Are: The need for a grassroots organization that would galvanize communities across Africa to positively contribute towards sustainable management of natural resources was an idea born out of a discussion by a group of environment and natural resource management practitioners gathered in Arusha Tanzania in 2010. The idea was subsequently shared with other like-minded individuals and culminated in the formation and subsequent registration of Africa Nature Organization as Non-Governmental Organization on the World Wetlands Day 2nd February 2012 in Kenya. Our focus has been to promote sustainable environmental and natural resource management best practices among grassroots communities working closely with civil society organizations, private sector actors and Government. Our Vision: A well-managed environment and natural resource base benefiting People and Wildlife. Our Mission: To enhance sustainable management of environment and natural resources by empowering grassroots communities, supporting development of effective natural resource management instruments, promotion of green innovations and the advancement of wise-use practices. Programmes: Our work is organized around three themes. These are conservation, people's organizations and livelihoods. 1. Environmental Education and Awareness Sustained environmental education and awareness campaigns have been known to change the behavior and attitudes of stakeholders towards environment and natural resources. Africa Nature Organization environmental education and awareness campaigns target both the young and the old through targeted campaigns such as the Young People4Nature Initiative, environmental demonstrations, environmental days, cross-site visits, workshops and seminars are some of the activities in this category. 2. Conservation of Species and Habitats With the threat of species extinction and habitat loss aggravated by climate change, Africa Nature Organization has taken a special interest in the conservation of species and habitats through rehabilitation, restoration and protection. Afforestation on terrestrial areas, coral transplant in marine ecosystems, dyke construction, development of management plans, support for community guards to protect and monitor species and habitats are some of the activities undertaken to reduce species and habitat loss. 3. Enterprise-led Conservation (ECO) Communities for ages have depended on natural resources for their livelihoods. However, with dwindling natural resource base due to extraction of natural resources for commercial purposes, population increase and climate changes, communities have trapped in a vicious cycle of destroying environment and natural resources for survival. To stem this downward spiral, Africa Nature Organization works with grassroots communities to empower them with business skills and knowledge to initiate nature-friendly enterprises and link them with markets. 4. Research and Innovation for Conservation (RI-Conserve): Relevant information to undertake important decisions regarding natural resources has been an impediment to sustainable management of environment and natural resources. This has been more profound with grassroots communities and organizations, including government, working to empower them to sustainably manage environment and natural resources. To bridge the information gap, Africa Nature Organization undertakes research and develops innovative ways of overcoming environmental challenges facing communities, civil society organizations, private organizations and governments. Baseline surveys, environmental impact assessments, documentation of indigenous knowledge on biological resources, and innovative mobile technology for conservation are some of the activities undertaken in this category. 5. Conservation Communication (COCO): Communicating conservation information to relevant stakeholders is key in to their engagement and involvement in our conservation effort. Conservation Communication maintains stakeholder interest through: Newsletter, Development and distribution of environmental documentaries, Production of other education, information and communication materials.

Tanzania Development Trust
Tanzania Development Trust

The Trust Deed of 1975 says "The objects of the Trust shall be to relieve poverty and sickness among the people of Tanzania by means of the development of education, health and other social services, the improvement of water supplies and other communal facilities and the promotion of self- help activities." Interpreting the Trust Deed for the needs of the 21st Century we add: "In making grants, the Trust tries to promote equal opportunities and projects which improve the environment".

Stichting Driving Nurses
Stichting Driving Nurses

Driving Nurses Foundation foresees a healthy future for all mothers and children in rural Africa, in which they all have access to basic health care so that the circle of poverty can be broken. She does this by training local health workers and residents in the field of maternal care and health-related topics. She focuses on the first thousand days of a human life (from conception up to and including the second year of life), in which the impact of interventions is the greatest. It contributes to early detection and a higher referral rate of (life-threatening) disorders.

Mboni ya Vijana Group
Mboni ya Vijana Group

Our vision is to ensure youth are mobilised to involve the whole community in developing sustainable agriculture and income generation to alleviate poverty and malnutrition in vulnerable groups in Zeze village, Kasulu.

The Toa Nafasi Project
The Toa Nafasi Project

Each student is an individual who has diverse aptitudes and different learning styles. Building on this fundamental concept, The Toa Nafasi Project addresses the needs of primary students in Tanzania to assess their abilities, cultivate strengths, and resolve weaknesses. We work with teachers, parents, and the community at large to enrich the classroom experience and devise innovative and inspiring teaching methodologies that encourage participation and critical thinking. The goal of The Toa Nafasi Project is to elicit creativity and distinction in academic performance, extracurricular activities, and to provide each student with a chance to excel.

Fundacion Paraguaya
Fundacion Paraguaya

To develop and implement practical, innovative and sustainable solutions which eliminate poverty and create decent living conditions for every family.

Step-by-Step Learning Center
Step-by-Step Learning Center

Mission Statement SSLC's mission is to promote the physical, intellectual, psychological and social development of each child through a holistic educational provision in an inclusive, empathetic, respectful and stimulating environment. We aim to grow our capacity to support the students so that they can progressively learn age-appropriate life skills and work skills, in order to achieve a degree of independence and dignity.

ChallengeAid
ChallengeAid

ChallengeAid is a charity first registered in 2005 as Schoolchildren for Children which initially worked with over 250,000 pupils in 1,300 schools in the UK. Due to the growing number of 6th formers, university students, corporate clients and individual adult challengers who were getting involved with the Charity we decided to rebrand as ChallengeAid. The aim of ChallengeAid is to take children out of poverty through the means of education in some of the worst slums in Africa. This unique concept is both an alternative and complementary type of education which allows many children who are unable to attend school during the day to be able to continue their studies at night through our Schools of Hope programme. Of all regions, sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rates of education exclusion. Over one-fifth of children between the ages of about 6 and 11 are out of school, followed by one-third of youth between the ages of about 12 and 14. According to UIS data, almost 60% of youth between the ages of about 15 and 17 are not in school. The impact of poverty on education in East Africa remains one of the biggest challenges. UNICEF identifies at least 13 significant barriers to education, for our students many can not attend school during the day to family or work duties and for those that do they have no place or facilities to study at home after school. Students aged between 9 and 18, most of whom live in single roomed shacks without lighting come together in a School of Hope to study from 6-8pm, five days a week. A School of Hope (SoH) is an after-school study club facility, which are situated in the heart of an informal settlement. The local community provides the space which the SoH occupies, they must have a toilet facility and a water point or access to water. ChallengeAid funding supports the provision of primary and secondary text books, desks and chairs, secure library space and electric lighting. The Schools of Hope provide a safe and structured study environment with additional benefits for its students of regular life skills lectures on topics such as substance abuse and HIV/AIDS awareness. After the study time there are also music and drama sessions, and at weekends there are often sports matches against other Schools of Hope in a variety of sports. Many of our clubs have also started teaching chess to our students. Kosovo SoH recently featured on Kenyan TV with two of their pupils reaching the national final for young, aspiring chess champions living in informal settlements. We have also carried out several projects focusing on our female students as we recognised that in the past most of our students were male. The projects ranged from providing sanitary towels and workshops on girl's rights and empowerment. 52% of our students in all SoH are now female, which is not the national norm. SoH are staffed by volunteers, many of whom are trained teachers and graduates, who maintain close contact with a parents' committee formed from within the community. More recently many of our students who have completed their secondary studies and who are waiting to take up a University place have returned to us as volunteers. Our volunteers receive a small yearly stipend. Our work is to encourage people in the UK and especially young people to engage in healthy sponsored activities, which gives them the satisfaction of knowing that through our exercise and endeavour, fundraising can make a real difference to the lives of others less fortunate. Our pledge is that none of the money raised from sponsored activity is used for administrative purposes Our mission for 2019 is to set up 8 new Schools of Hope, one will focus specifically on the needs of learners with special educational needs. Each SoH costs £6000 to set up, an initial lump sum is given to the community, with money then allocated for a further three years.