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Maranatha Care Children

Maranatha Care Children is a non-profit charity, established in 2009 and registered with the Charity Commission in the UK (Charity No: 1139344), aiming to help South African children by offering development in education and life skills, providing suitable home environments and safeguarding the futures of those in care. The objects of the organisation (as set out in our governing constitution) are as follows: 1. To promote social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing children and young people in care in South Africa from becoming socially excluded. 2. To relieve the needs of such children and young people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society. For the purpose of these objects, 'socially excluded' means being excluded from society, or parts of society, as a result of being a member of a socially and economically deprived community. In this case, it includes orphans, street children and other South African children and young people at risk, who are in residential care. Our final object is as follows: 3. To advance the education of pupils at schools and educational establishments in South Africa by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities and equipment for education Maranatha Care Children looks to achieve these aims through: i) Providing individualised support and working alongside those in care to develop personal plans that respond to the children and young people's own needs and desires. ii) Safeguarding the future of young people in care coming to the end of their schooling by allowing access to education and training that empower them to lead healthy and fulfilling independent lifestyles that do not put them back in an environment where they are at risk. iii) Offering children in care the educational support they need through individual attention and opportunities for private education and additional therapy where necessary. Promoting equality of opportunities, challenging discrimination and encouraging children in care to develop their talents and capabilities. We will arrange engaging initiatives and activities that promote social inclusion, provide skills and competencies, and ensure integration into society. Research shows that although South Africa is the most developed nation on the African continent, it also has one of the largest number of orphans and neglected children. Just one in three children live with both biological parents. One in ve children have lost one or both parents, and the AIDS epidemic is an important driver of the growing number of orphans. Almost 12 million children (64% of all children) live in poverty. Violence against children is pervasive in the country, with over 56,500 children reported to be victims of violent crime in 2009/10, yet many more offences remaining unreported. People closest to them perpetrate the majority of cases of child sexual and physical abuse. 29% of all sexual offences against children involve those aged 0-10 years old, with South Africa having one of the highest incidences of child and baby rape in the world. South Africa has made signicant strides in ensuring that children in need of protection are placed in appropriate alternative care options. Over 13,250 children stay in care centres, close to half (45%) having been abandoned or neglected. Yet even when children are brought into care, they still need on-going support and our help in providing them with brighter futures. Such children are found to require greater emotional sustenance, due to the traumatic experiences they been through. At Maranatha Care Children we do what we can to rebuild lives and inspire brighter futures for those we support. Every child deserves to grow with love, with respect and with security. We want to help children shape their own futures, recognising skills and abilities, providing education and training and helping young people in care to contribute to society. We feel that work with young people should be about engaging with them and facilitating them to pursue their own activities and aspirations. In line with this, we know we have to work in partnership with projects to fulfil their needs, but also put the child central to our decision making process, as the best interests of the child is paramount as emphasised throughout legislation and the new Children's Act 2005 governing the safeguarding of children in South Africa. We want children and young people we support to have meaningful participation in the decisions that affect their life. Our central ethos is long term involvement and looking at empowering and protecting children and young people through to integration into society and independence. We also support initiatives that can build bonds with family members and improve their home environments and parenting capacities, but know the priority must always be the welfare of the child. We recognise the importance of working in the partnership with the care centres that provide these children with a lifeline. We aim to work closely with a handful of organisations in South Africa every year, closely aligned with our own objectives, and helping them to fulfill their own needs and assist in making brighter futures possible for the children they look after. Our current focus is on education, as although many young people are able to attend school in South Africa, many children in care have missed out on education and support that we often take for granted from a young age, especially when having spent time on the street. Nationwide, only 43% of children under ve are exposed to an Early Childhood Development programme (of any kind) at home, with the statistic falling to 38% in the Eastern Cape where we operate, and this lack of stimulation in the early years has long-lasting effects. We want to offer these children the support they need; primarily giving each child the individual attention and love they may have never received. But we also aim to open doors for specialist education, remedial support and additional therapy, where these children will see their potential realised. A huge number of children in South Africa are out of school, and in the Eastern Cape only 26 % finish their secondary schooling. We wish to provide the educational support all children we reach out to require, meeting their assessed needs and helping them to accomplish what we know can be possible. However it is clear that with a lack of finances for many NPO's in South Africa such visions become hard to achieve.

HERA (Her Equality Rights and Autonomy)

Her Equality Rights and Autonomy's (HERA) overall aims are: (1) to prevent trafficking and re-trafficking of young women; (2) to assist trafficked and other women survivors of violence, conflict, and exploitation build on the resilience they have demonstrated to achieve their ambitions for a better life; and (3) to engage the business community in countering trafficking and support women's entrepreneurship.

Zimbabwe Educational Trust (ZET)

Supporting Zimbabwean communities to keep children in school and out of poverty.

St Mungo's

Our vision is that everyone should have a decent place to live, something meaningful to do, and satisfying relationships with other people - as well as the good health to enjoy them. Our mission is to house, support and care for vulnerable and excluded people who either have been, or are at risk of, sleeping rough and homelessness. Our aim is to make sure that homeless and vulnerable people can look forward with optimism and can improve their quality of life.

Greenlight for Girls, asbl

Mission To encourage girls of any age of any background to consider and pursue math and science-related studies and careers by introducing them to the world of science in fun and exciting ways Objectives To increase the number of women in math and science occupations (science, math, engineering & technology = STEM) To create a network of girls so that they meet one another and form future friendships that will encourage them to reach their potential To create a link between girls and real scientists and mathematicians so they can explore dreams and possibilities for the future To provide an outlet for professionals, with particular emphasis on females in math, science and technology fields, to work together, meet one another and contribute to this worthy mission To booster self-confidence of girls and women, especially those who may not have positive influences or economic advantages Vision We envision a balanced world where girls from any nation, any background and of any age know they have the possibility and choice to enter the world of math, science and technology and to realise that their future is full of possibilities

WellFound

Our mission is to provide safe drinking water and hygienic sanitation to rural communities in Africa. By working in partnership with local organisations and communities, we empower people out of poverty; independently and sustainably. By having a strong working relationship with the communities in which we work, we listen to their requirements, provide them with tools, and engage them in the ongoing process. We ensure sustainability by running programmes alongside our projects, such as a Water Management Committee and a health education programme.

Fly The Phoenix

Fly the Phoenix believes that education, as well as daily food, are basic human rights. In order to combat the imbalances of these rights, we are creating sustainable, 25-year cycle, educational community programs. These are funded by our local income-initiatives, challenges and international donations through our registered charity, Fly The Phoenix.

Nepal Village Foundation, UK

The advancement of education for the public benefit, in particular among girls from poor families in rural Nepal who would not otherwise receive a formal education The prevention or relief of poverty in rural areas of Nepal by providing or assisting in the provision of education, training, healthcare projects and all the necessary support designed to enable individuals to generate a sustainable income and be self-sufficient To develop the capacity and skills of the members of socially and economically disadvantaged communities of rural Nepal in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet, their needs and to participate more fully in society

Kids Club Kampala

Kids Club Kampala (KCK) is a children's charity working to bring hope and love to vulnerable children and to transform poor communities in the slums of Kampala, Uganda. Founded in 2009, Kids Club Kampala was set up to overcome the lack of hope and self-esteem of children living in situations of extreme poverty, and works to empower children, women and whole communities to bring about sustainable changes through different development projects and supporting their basic needs. The vision is to see lives transformed, children and communities empowered and poverty reduced throughout the areas that we work in and further afield. Kids Club Kampala works with some of the most vulnerable and poor communities in the urban slums in and surrounding Kampala, Uganda, reaching over 4000 children and their families every week. We currently provide 250,000 meals each year for malnourished children, access to education for 700 children, sustainable income generation projects for 250 women, and children's activities and social support for up to 4000 children across 18 disadvantaged communities in Uganda. The objectives of Kids Club Kampala are: The prevention and/or relief of poverty in the slums of Kampala, Uganda through providing education, training, recreational activities and income generation projects To bring hope and love to vulnerable children To transform poor communities in Uganda To advance in life and relieve the needs of young people providing support and activities which develop their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals. To be community led and community driven To uphold the rights of the child Kampala's slums are notorious for drug and alcohol abuse and violent crime, poor sanitation and abject poverty. Many families often survive on just one meal per day and cannot afford to send their children to school. Out-of-school children are left unsupervised during the day whilst their parents try to make a living, and without a daily purpose or safe space to go these children become even more at risk. Many of the children that Kids Club Kampala work with have been abused, neglected, orphaned, street workers or simply abandoned. Kids Club Kampala has a proven track record of having a large impact in the communities that we work in. We are making a big difference by bringing hope and love into the lives of many vulnerable children in Kampala, and through changing the situations in which they live. The vision of Kids Club Kampala is to see lives transformed, children and communities empowered and poverty reduced throughout the areas we work in and further afield, and we are passionate about empowering these children and communities, letting them know they are loved and are worth something, and helping them to overcome their situations and poverty.

Kidasha

Our vision is a world where all children have equality of opportunity; and our mission is to enable socially and economically excluded children in Western Nepal to fulfil their potential by improving their wellbeing, supporting their development, and reducing the impact of discrimination and social injustice. We focus on improving access to health and education for mothers and children, and protection and support for children who live on the street. Our work benefits Nepal's poorest and most socially excluded specifically Children and mothers living in isolated rural communities Children and families living in urban slums Children living outside of parental care, including street and working children Child victims of abuse sexual abuse and exploitation We work in partnership with local communities, NGOs and the Nepali government, providing financial, technical and capacity building support in areas such as Social Mobilisation: engaging with communities to increase awareness and demand for services, such as healthcare and primary education; Advocacy: supporting local communities to address the rights of excluded children, families and communities; Local Capacity-Building: sharing skills, knowledge and experience to empower local organisations, children, families and communities to build their capacity to address their issues themselves ; Local Service Strengthening: working to increase the effectiveness, quality and accountability of existing services by identifying gaps, creating demand and providing technical support; Service Development and Support: supporting the development of services in situations where communities are beyond the reach of mainstream provision.

Shivia

Empowering the poorest to create livelihoods, boost income and inspire permanent positive change

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".