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Fifty Shades of Aid CIC is an online community and global network that supports professional aid workers, and helps them meet the challenges that come with this line of work. We provide a protected online space in which aid workers can discuss these challenges frankly and honestly, find support from peers and access appropriate expertise. We also campaign for better safeguarding of aid staff at work. Fifty Shades of Aid CIC also provides members with additional services such as newsletters, personal action resources, support to individuals in need and access to providers of key services.
Powerful women, healthy societies. We believe that strong women benefit the whole community. Therefore we strive to encourage women and girls to claim their right to equality and basic needs. Empowered women and girls don't just improve their own situation but also that of those around them. For nearly a century, Simavi has been working for a healthy and equal world in regions where this is far from self-evident. Nowadays, we have partners in 10 African and Asian countries. Developments like Covid-19 and climate change will mainly affect women and impact gender equality and the fulfilment of women's rights. That's why it's important to invest in women and girls now. Many factors define status and the ability to pursue human rights. Gender is one aspect, but so is race, class, religion, age, health status, sexual preference and identity. Because all of these factors contribute to our daily life, we look at the system as a whole.
FOBC's mission is to support the work and global programmes of Barefoot College International by receiving and managing tax efficient donations to support this work. FOBC was created specifically for supporting Barefoot College International's work to improve the lives of people and especially women living in rural poverty through an innovative combination of solar engineering training and renewable energy equipment provision, education, and regionally targeted entrepreneurial, microenterprise and livelihood training aimed at raising remote communities around the world out of poverty.
We strive for a just world that advances children's rights and equality for girls. We engage people and partners to: *Empower children, young people and communities to make vital changes that tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability. *Drive change in practice and policy at local, national and global levels through our reach, experience and knowledge of the realities children face. *Work with children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises and to overcome adversity. *Support the safe and successful progression of children from birth to adulthood.
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!
The Polish Center for International Aid (PCPM) is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to provide humanitarian, development and medical relief assistance throughout the world, while maintaining the basic principles of humanitarianism, impartiality, neutrality and independence.
The Danish national organisation for lesbian, gay, bi/pansexual and transgender persons, is an NGO working with sexual orientation and gender identity & expression. It is the main Danish interest organisation of the LGBT+ community and the second oldest LGBT+ organisation in the world, founded in 1948. Since then, it has worked to promote the respect for diverse gender identities and sexual orientations at all levels (local, national, regional and international). The purpose of the association is to work for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people and other minorities in terms of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and gender characteristics, and to work for their political, social, cultural and labor rights, equality, health and well-being both nationally as well as internationally.
We are an organization in Africa working in a very different way than most. We believe that development must come from within, not outside African communities. That it is Africans themselves who must determine Africa's future, and that while international aid has provided much-needed support, it often falls short of enabling lasting change at grassroots level. We want to change this, and our strong bonds with African communities mean we are uniquely placed to do so. Our mission is to work at the roots of communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Working alongside African communities to co-create a new story for Africa-a future that is shaped by their values, powered by their own resourcefulness and built on their capabilities.
At Food for Education, we believe that no child should learn while hungry. We are executing a radical plan to create Africa's first viable, sustainable path to feed the continent's 200 million public school children. Starting by feeding 1 million kids in Kenya, we are creating the blueprint for all 200 million children in Africa to receive a daily hot, nutritious, affordable meal. Our tech-driven model-designed by Africans for Africa-boosts markets by sourcing from local farmers, leverages economies of scale in production and distribution, and unlocks the potential of millions of children. Hunger is one of the biggest-yet most solvable-challenges African children face. Despite Africa's economic growth, 90% of children on the continent don't benefit from a minimum acceptable diet, with lifelong effects on their well-being and development.Kenya, where 43% of the population is of primary school-age, is at risk of leaving its youngest learners behind because of a solvable issue: lack of food. Families consistently struggle to feed their children: over half of the population is food insecure and 1 in every 4 children under 5 is stunted, which hinders learning and children's future potential. Hungry children do not have the strength, attention span, or interest to learn, posing serious consequences to their physical, socio-emotional, and cognitive development. These issues are exacerbated in urban and peri-urban communities, where inflation and high living costs make food one of Kenya's most urgent humanitarian needs. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated already dire food insecurity situations of many vulnerable Kenyans, particularly for women and girls. In Kenya, where year-on-year food inflation has increased by 27% means that some of the poorest families spend up to 58% of their income on food budget, pushing nutritious food out of reach for millions of Kenyan families. Further, the macroeconomic shocks induced by the Ukraine crisis has led to unavoidable increments in food costs, with food prices increasing by up to 70% over the past five months. Now, a Food for Education meal may be the only healthy, hot meal many children eat in a day. Our objective is to tackle this vast, unmet need for food by leveraging the demonstrated effectiveness of school feeding programs as a critical and urgently needed social safety net. We provide hot, nutritious, subsidised school meals to some of the poorest children in Kenya: parents only pay $0.15/meal via mobile money and primary school students with our NFC smartwatches connected to a virtual wallet 'tap to eat' in under 5 seconds. We currently feed 50,000 children daily and we are on track to serve 100,000 children in urban and peri-urban communities by the end of June 2023. We utilise an innovative hub-and-spoke system where meals are prepared in central kitchens (hub) and distributed through systematised logistics to a network of schools (spoke). Further, by engaging contract farmers and using a centralised sourcing structure, we are able to lock in prices up to 30% lower than market prices for our core ingredients, thus bringing down our operational costs. By providing a balanced diet every school day to 50,000 children in public primary schools across Kenya, Food for Education is pioneering a solution to combat growing classroom hunger. With most of the children we serve coming from low-income households earning less than $2 a day, our program is their surety of food security.