Health

HEALTH IN AFGHANISTAN


AFGHAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING (AIL)

The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) was founded by Dr. Sakena Yacoobi in 1995. Since then, AIL has reached over 11 million Afghans through their education, health, and training programs. AIL considers education to be the key to Afghanistan’s future; and thus, works to expand opportunities by fostering self-reliance and community participation. Because of the programs, graduates are now leaders in their communities, members of parliament, and social and business entrepreneurs. To learn more, click here.


Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Support for Afghanistan

Founded in 1996, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Support for Afghanistan (PARSA) is an NGO working directly with the disadvantaged people of Afghanistan. With support from grass root organizations, PARSA is now among he leaders in the NGO community advocating for change in social protection programs that serve the disabled and destitute, women “heads of households” and orphans. As a part of our list of accomplishments, PARSA has launched a nationwide rebirth of the Afghan Scouts program, instituted the Healthy Afghan Child program into the national orphanage system, and created a “fair trade” model of marketing for Afghan women’s businesses called “Trade Afghan”. PARSA programs resonate with and support Afghan communities of today, as they heal and take ownership of their future. To learn more, click here.

HEALTH IN BANGLADESH


Korean Development Association of Bangladesh Fund

The Korean Development Association of Bangladesh Fund (KDAB) is an NGO that has been working successfully in Dhaka and rural northern Bangladesh for over twenty years. KDAB's projects have covered an extensive range of interests: education, computer training, garment worker training, music education, primary health care, family planning, safe water access, latrine access, leprosy rehabilitation, and farmer training. Their mission is to assist disadvantaged groups achieve self-sufficiency and to improve social, economic and cultural emancipation of the unprivileged through patriotism and local leadership. To learn more, click here.

HEALTH IN CAMBODIA


1001fontaines

10001fontaines was launched in 2005 by social entrepreneur and Schwab Foundation awardee Chay Lo. Their mission is to  improve the lives of rural populations of Cambodia and Madagascar by enabling them to produce and distribute safe drinking water autonomously and sustainably. Small water kiosks are set up and entrusted to local entrepreneurs in charge of selling the water at an affordable price to people living with less than $2 a day, and providing it free of charge to children at school. Today 150 water kiosks are operational in 18 of the 23 Cambodian provinces, providing water to close to 400,000 people, including 100,000 children. 150 entrepreneurs have been hired and trained by the project, and 500 jobs have been created in rural areas. The model has also been replicated in Madagascar and India. To learn more, click here.


Cambodian Center for the Protection of Children's Rights

The CCPCR is a grassroots organization providing crucial rescue, outreach, shelter, physical and mental healthcare services, vocational training and education to more than 300 young Cambodian children — primarily girls between 4-16 years of age – who are victims of trafficking, sexual abuse and exploitation. CCPCR currently operates two shelters/rehabilitation centers in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, and a transition station in Svei Rieng province near the Vietnamese border. They work with communities, police and regional NGOs to intake new girls every week, even as they support older girls who move into employment training and university studies. To learn more, click here.


Child's Dream Foundation

Child's Dream is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to empowering marginalized children and youth in the Mekong Sub-Region, which includes Burma, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia.  We achieve this by working in partnership with communities to improve the educational and health situations for children and youths. To learn more, click here.


Phare Ponleu Selpak

Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS) is a Cambodian association that supports community development by providing children, young adults and their families with social, educational, emotional and cultural support. PPS's work with children is driven by the acknowledgement of each child's individuality and need for specifically tailored support. Artistic practice and development is at the heart of the formal education, life and social skills offered to young people we work with. The PPS campus comprises arts schools (performing arts – circus, dance, music and theatre – and visual & applied arts), a Child Protection Unit, a public school, a Kindergarten, a Child Development Center and a library. It is overseen by the Cambodian Development Council, Cambodian General department of taxation, and National Social Security Fund of Cambodia. To learn more, click here.


Pour un Sourire d'Enfant (PSE)

Pour un Sourire d’Enfant (PSE), or, For A Child’s Smile, started operating in 1995 as a non-profit organization dedicated to raising Cambodian children out of poverty. The organization was established by two French nationals who witnessed hundreds of children collecting trash, day and night, under dreadful hygiene conditions on Phnom Penh’s main dumpsite. When those children came “home” – often a bare piece of tarp held by four bamboo poles - they were abused by violent parents who had grown up under the terrible Khmer Rouge regime of Pol Pot. To learn more, click here.


Youth Star Cambodia

Youth Star Cambodia is committed to building a just and peaceful society through citizen service, civic leadership and social entrepreneurship. They seek to harness youthful idealism in the service of developing Cambodia by placing young Cambodian university graduates in underserved rural communities for one year of volunteer service. Youth Star volunteers help children catch up with their studies so they do not drop out of school, share their knowledge with local farmers, and play other important roles. Youth Star provides a life-transforming journey for young people to develop themselves: their skills, their confidence and their ideals. To learn more, click here.

HEALTH IN CHINA


Chi Heng Foundation

The Chi Heng Foundation (CHF) is a registered charity based in Hong Kong with offices in China (Anhui, Beijing, Henan, Guangzhou,Shanghai and Yunnan). CHF was founded by Chung To, a Harvard educated business professional who left his investment banking job to pursue his passion in supporting AIDS-affected youth in China. As of June 2013, CHF has supported over 15,000 AIDS-impacted children. The organization encourages orphaned children to live with their relatives in their native villages so that they can integrate in the local community and schools. CHF also provides psycho-social support services through art counseling, memory books, summer camps and other activities. To learn more, click here.
 


China Children Insurance Foundation

The China Children and Teenagers Fund (or CCTF) established the China Children Insurance Foundation (or CCIF) to help support children afflicted with critical illnesses. The CCIF has built a charity platform through an innovative combination of insurance and traditional charity activities. Under CCIF's charity plan, every US$8 donated will provide US$15,000 of protection towards a needy child for one year against twelve types of critical illnesses, including malignant tumors, organ and stem cell transplants, acute kidney failure, and infantile paralysis. In 2014, CCIF has raised a total of RMB 50 million Yuan (equivalent to $8.1 million), and provided insurance to over 1,000,000 orphans and children suffering from critical illnesses. To learn more, click here. 


Fuyan AIDS Orphan Salvation Association

The Fuyang AIDS Orphan Salvation Association (AOS) is one of the few community-based, non-governmental organizations that specifically supports children affected by HIV/AIDS. The AOS began its work by providing one HIV-positive child with physical examinations in Beijing and securing pediatric anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment. In the course of one year, over 100 children looked to AOS for support, and now support is given to just over 600 children and their relatives and families. The total scope of our support extends to over 6,000 people. The AOS maintains that "children are best looked after by their families and communities." Following this motto, we try to build parental and community capacity by giving financial, educational, medical and mental health support. To learn more, click here.


The JUCCCE

The Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE) was founded after the MIT Forum on the Future of Energy in China, the first public dialogue on clean energy between US and Chinese government officials. It's mission is to combat China's massive migration into new cities, the industry's thirst for energy, and boom of its consumer class that threatens to deplete the world's natural resources and leave our children with an uninhabitable planet. JUCCCE is a non-profit working on making a greener, more liveable China in the face of the environmental problems that China and the world at large are facing. To learn more, click here.

HEALTH IN INDIA


Alliance India

Founded in 1999, Alliance India is a non-governmental organization operating in partnership with civil society, government and communities to support sustained responses to HIV in India that protect rights and improve health. Complementing the Indian national program, they build capacity, provide technical support and advocate to strengthen the delivery of effective, innovative, community-based HIV programs to vulnerable populations affected by the epidemic. Through collaboration and collective action, they help amplify community voices to shape and propel the response to HIV/AIDS in India. With productive partnerships and actionable ideas that strengthen prevention, treatment, care and support across our country, Alliance India is working to keep the epidemic on a path to a place where no one dies from AIDS. To learn more, click here.


DEAN Foundation

DEAN Foundation, (to Dignify and Empower the Ailing and the Needy) was registered in 1998, as a medical charitable trust. DEAN Foundation provides care through Outpatient Centres and Home based programs, free of cost.It is run purely on donations. Over the last 18 years they have cared for 9,385 patients. Of those, 7,359 were suffering from cancer, and the rest from other life-limiting illness like muscular dystrophy, dementia, multi-organ failure, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, end-stage renal disease, neurological problems, geriatric related illness etc. To learn more, click here.


The George Institute: Smart Health India

The George Institute for Global Health is  devoted to developing innovative affordable strategies that will provide high-quality, effective care to people with chronic disease. “SMART Health India” has been developed by George Institute researchers in India, Australia and the UK. It is a unique low-cost, high-quality healthcare ‘eco-system’ that enables community health workers to provide state-of-the-art healthcare for common chronic diseases for a fraction of the price it would otherwise cost. It utilizes advanced mobile health technologies that provide the healthcare worker with personalized clinical decision support to guide the Systematic Medical Appraisal Referral and Treatment (SMART) of individual patients. To learn more, click here.


Gramalaya

Established in 1987, Gramalaya has been working in the areas of water, sanitation, and hygiene for more than 28 years. Gramalaya was established by a group of committed youths in the field of rural development. Gramalaya envisions a society in which all people have equal rights and access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities, hygiene and improved income status without gender discrimination. Its sole focus is on sanitation and hygiene. Gramalaya has implemented innovative models including individual household toilets, micro-finance for sanitation, hygiene and health education, child friendly toilets in schools, school health education, community pay-and-use latrines, promotion of women self-help groups among rural, urban, and tribal villages, and school health programs primarily across five states in South India. To learn more, click here.


HelpAge India

India’s population of elderly has reached 100 million in 2011. For many older people in slums and rural areas, quality health care is both unaffordable and inaccessible. HelpAge India Mobile medical care tackles this very problem in many parts of the country. Currently 75 Mobile Medical Units in rural areas and 86 Age Care Units in urban centers provide 1.5 million treatments every year. Each medical patient, above 60 years, is treated for their ailments with specific medical records and treatment protocols. These are also recorded in an online system which can be accessed and monitored from any part of the world. To learn more, click here.


Jagruti

Although India is a major manufacturer and exporter of generic drugs, most of the drugs produced in-country are not readily available domestically. As generic drugs are anywhere from 2 to 10 times cheaper than branded drugs, this means dramatically higher costs for Indian consumers, 56% percent of whom lack “the financial means to meet their basic needs.” Jagruti, in coordination with Drug Action Forum–Karnataka, has launched the Dharwad Generic Drug House, which will bring low-cost generic drugs to the municipality. To learn more, click here.


Rural Economic and Educational Development Society

REEDS is an Indian not-for-profit organization playing an active role since 1989 in formulation and implementing programs towards enhancing the quality of rural life and livelihoods. These include Sanitation & Hygiene; Safe Drinking Water; and Skills Development. To learn more, click here.

 

HEALTH IN INDONESIA


Caring and Living as Neighbors (CLAN)

CLAN helps children living with chronic conditions in resource poor countries such as Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia and Pakistan enjoy the highest quality of life possible. It achieves this by identifying groups of children with the same chronic conditions as belonging to the same community, and then empowering these communities through a strategic framework for action (The 5 Pillars): Optimizing affordability/availability of medications, educating patients, families, health care workers, government bodies, policy makers, all communities and participation in and support of research, optimizing health management, encouraging family support groups and assisting in reducing the financial burden of chronic conditions that lead to poverty. To learn more, click here.

Health Access Sumbawa

Back in 2014 Health Access Sumbawa was little more than an idea, a commitment to eliminate malaria from the isolated Cempi Bay coast in Sumbawa. Since then, thanks to the generosity of supporters in the community and abroad, we have provided treated bednets to 100% of the population in all three hamlets in the area: Sili, Maci, and Panubu. We now have census data for each village, every house has been numbered, and 900 plus villagers are protected from bites at night by bed nets. The ground work for malaria elimination has been accomplished! Next phase is medical staff training, followed by diagnosis & treatment. To learn more, click here.


Yayasan Kawula Peduli

Yayasan Kawula Peduli is an Indonesian non-profit organization whose mission is to give opportunity to the neediest of children who otherwise would not have an education, healthcare, or caring social environment. Students receive a bi-monthly health check up, in cooperation with several local medical doctors who volunteer their time. Check ups include vitamins, shots, and checking for rashes, lice, tooth decay, eye health, and digestion issues. Common illnesses among the children are dysentery, typhoid, and influenza. Other members of the community are able to have these health checks as well. To learn more, click here.

HEALTH IN JAPAN


The Japanese Red Cross Kyushu International College of Nursing

“The eyes of nursing are as one toward the world.” The Japanese Red Cross Kyushu International College of Nursing was established in 2001 as the fourth college of Japanese Red Cross Society. Their mission is to foster nurses who can embody the "Spirit of Humanity" of the Red Cross and play an active part in healing all over the world. Many students are devoted to others, and hope to serve others in the future. The College of Nursing prepares students to do the work of the Red Cross internationally and domestically. To learn more, click here.


Kyoto University iPS Cell Research Fund

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) can differentiate into any type of cell in the body and proliferate indefinitely in culture. iPS cells will be useful in elucidating the causes of disease and developing new drugs and new therapies such as cell transplantation. To deliver the benefits of iPS cell research as quickly as possible to patients, Kyoto University established the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) in Kyoto, Japan. The director of CiRA is Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, who reported the establishment of iPS cells for the first time in the world and received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2012. “iPS Cell Research Fund” is an effective way to support CiRA researchers including Dr. Yamanaka for their goal. To learn more, click here. 

HEALTH IN KOREA


Korean Development Association of Bangladesh Fund

The Korean Development Association of Bangladesh Fund (KDAB) is an NGO that has been working successfully in Dhaka and rural northern Bangladesh for over twenty years. KDAB's projects have covered an extensive range of interests: education, computer training, garment worker training, music education, primary health care, family planning, safe water access, latrine access, leprosy rehabilitation, and farmer training. Their mission is to assist disadvantaged groups achieve self-sufficiency and to improve social, economic and cultural emancipation of the unprivileged through patriotism and local leadership. To learn more, click here.



The KoRoot Fund

The KoRoot fund supports KoRoot, a guest house for internationally adopted adults who have returned to Korea. Adopted adults and their guests enjoy low-cost accommodations, western breakfasts, and Korean lunches in Seoul’s historic center. Conveniently located near palaces, museums, a traditional food market, and a traditional arts and crafts street, KoRoot is a vibrant community space for adopted people, single mothers and their children, families of origin, and their allies. To learn more, click here.

HEALTH IN LAOS


Child's Dream Foundation

Child's Dream Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to empowering marginalized children and youth in the Mekong Sub-Region, which includes Burma, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia.  We achieve this by working in partnership with communities to improve the educational and health situations for children and youths. To learn more, click here.


Children's Medical Fund 

The Children’s Medical Fund, an effort of Child's Dream Foundation, supports children with serious health issues from Myanmar and Laos to access advanced medical treatment and health care. These usually life-saving interventions would otherwise not be possible in their country of origin. Furthermore children of migrant workers (many of whom are considered illegal) or refugees living in Thailand cannot benefit from the almost cost-free Thai health-care system which makes advanced surgery unaffordable for them. To learn more, click here.

HEALTH IN MYANMAR


Child's Dream Foundation

Child's Dream Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to empowering marginalized children and youth in the Mekong Sub-Region, which includes Burma, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia.  We achieve this by working in partnership with communities to improve the educational and health situations for children and youths. To learn more, click here.


Children's Medical Fund 

The Children’s Medical Fund, an effort of Child's Dream Foundation, supports children with serious health issues from Myanmar and Laos to access advanced medical treatment and health care. These usually life-saving interventions would otherwise not be possible in their country of origin. Furthermore children of migrant workers (many of whom are considered illegal) or refugees living in Thailand cannot benefit from the almost cost-free Thai health-care system which makes advanced surgery unaffordable for them. To learn more, click here.


Medical Action Myanmar

Medical Action Myanmar (MAM) is a medical aid organization, whose mission it is to improve access to quality health care for the poorest of Myanmar people. We focus on the most vulnerable people in very remote areas and in urban slums, where most people cannot afford to pay for adequate health care services. To learn more, click here

HEALTH IN NEPAL


Early Childhood Development Center

ECDC is a non-profit organization in Kathmandu, Nepal that works to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children of incarcerated parents in Nepal. Established in 2005, ECDC has served over 100 children in the past 7 years through a residential home and kindergarten program. Children live at ECDC instead of living in prison with their incarcerated parents and are enrolled in schools to provide opportunities for their futures. To learn more, click here.


KOSHISH Nepal

Since its establishment 2008, KOSHISH is striving to transform the lives of abandoned women, victims of domestic violence, and women forced to live in streets to restore their dignified life in Nepal. KOSHISH provides for them emergency support and helps in reintegration and rehabilitation into their own family and community. To learn more, click here.


The Primary Health Care and Resource Center

The Primary Health Care and Resource Center (PHCRC) of Chapagaun, Lalitpur in Nepal adopts all the principles of essential health care practice set by the WHO in 1978. It has been providing essential healthcare along with integrating training activities since the beginning of its establishment. After the successful handover of the program to the local government and formation of the local governing body, the healthcare center has developed a long-term plan to extend and expand the center to a national level of primary healthcare training and resource center. To learn more, click here.

HEALTH IN PAKISTAN


Caring and Living as Neighbors (CLAN)

CLAN helps children living with chronic conditions in resource poor countries such as Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia and Pakistan enjoy the highest quality of life possible. It achieves this by identifying groups of children with the same chronic conditions as belonging to the same community, and then empowering these communities through a strategic framework for action (The 5 Pillars): Optimizing affordability/availability of medications, educating patients, families, health care workers, government bodies, policy makers, all communities and participation in and support of research, optimizing health management, encouraging family support groups and assisting in reducing the financial burden of chronic conditions that lead to poverty. To learn more, click here.

HEALTH IN THE PHILIPPINES


Caring and Living as Neighbors (CLAN)

CLAN helps children living with chronic conditions in resource poor countries such as Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia and Pakistan enjoy the highest quality of life possible. It achieves this by identifying groups of children with the same chronic conditions as belonging to the same community, and then empowering these communities through a strategic framework for action (The 5 Pillars): Optimizing affordability/availability of medications, educating patients, families, health care workers, government bodies, policy makers, all communities and participation in and support of research, optimizing health management, encouraging family support groups and assisting in reducing the financial burden of chronic conditions that lead to poverty. To learn more, click here.


FARMCOOP

The Foundation for Agrarian Reform Cooperatives in Mindanao (FARMCOOP) is a grassroots not-for-profit organization committed to the welfare and socio-economic development of disadvantaged farming communities in Mindanao.  Our mission is to build sustainable and resilient farming communities through organic agriculture, value-adding entrepreneurship, and cooperative effort. To learn more, click here.


The Kythe Philippines Child Life Program

The Kythe Philippines Child Life Program Fund aims to support at least 8,000 indigent Filipino pediatric patients who are trying to cope with chronic illness like cancer, heart and kidney ailments in its 11 partner-hospitals nationwide. The Fund will enable Kythe to provide pediatric patients the following services ; Preparation for medical procedures, Education about the illness, Therapeutic play, Assistance during medical procedures, Lend emotional support to parents and their siblings and Spiritual care and support (PETALS). To learn more, click here.



The Tao Foundation for Culture and Arts

The Tao Foundation for Culture and Arts is a Filipino non-profit organization founded by a group of artists, educators and social workers to facilitate contacts and relationships between local culture practitioners and the globalized population. These encounters are geared towards the transmission of local cultural knowledge at a historical juncture when most villages have become fragmented. The Foundation organizes face-to-face encounters and more focused mentorships, and conducts research and publications. To learn more, click here.

HEALTH IN SINGAPORE


 

The World Toilet Organization 

The World Toilet Organization (WTO) is a global non-profit organization committed to improving toilet and sanitation conditions worldwide. Founded in 2001, WTO advocates for sanitation as a basic human right and seeks long term solutions by looking for sustainable solutions and empowering people to help themselves. To learn more, click here.

HEALTH IN SRI LANKA


Colours of Courage

The Colours of Courage Trust was founded in 2008 and its mission is to fund projects aimed at promoting cancer research and providing treatment facilities while upgrading the facilities of the National Cancer Institute in terms of machinery, buildings and maintenance. To learn more, click here. 


Community Development Services

Community Development Services was founded in 1978 as a family planning service provider complimenting the government’s population control program during the 80’s. CDS works for the rights and protection of under served and marginalized communities such as PLHIVs, slum & shanty youth, low skilled migrant workers and female migrant domestic workers and plantation youth. Our knowledge and education products to these communities include sexual and reproductive health & rights, HIV and AIDS prevention and care, labour migration rights,  labor trafficking and safe sex behaviors. CDS also provides capacity enhancement and community engagement programs to local authorities and other CSOs in influencing advocacy and policy change. To learn more, click here.


 

Raking Leaves

Raking Leaves is an award-winning publisher founded in 2008 by independent curator Sharmini Pereira. The organization commissions, publishes and internationally platforms contemporary artists to produce new bodies of work in book form. All book projects are mass-produced and distributed to reach as wide an audience as possible. Based in Sri Lanka, Raking Leaves is committed to addressing the needs of artists and audiences who live in regions of the world where more strategic and accessible approaches to creating and presenting contemporary art are required. To achieve this aim, Raking Leaves offers an alternative means through which contemporary art can be created, viewed and collected. To learn more, click here.

HEALTH IN TAIWAN


Kaohsiung Medical University

Kaohsiung Medical University (originally known as Kaohsiung Medical College ) was formally established in 1954. Apart from being the first private medical university in , the university has also become an important cradle for highly-skilled physicians and medical-related specialists. Kaohsiung Medical University was a center of both medical care and the study of local tropical medicine in the early days. The college set aside its tropical disease research mission after the World Health Organization announced that was no longer a tropical disease endemic area, and turned its full attention to the steadily evolving areas of basic medical science and clinical medical research. The university has also continued to strengthen its medical services. Kaohsiung Medical University therefore has laid a solid foundation as a leading medical institution. After Kaohsiung Medical College became a university in the summer of 1999, it seized this opportunity to move faster and further and attain to the highest standards in teaching, research and service. The shared vision at Kaohsiung Medical University is to make the university a modern, forward-looking institution striving for excellence in both academics and medical care. There is a wide range of medical related courses, and the facilities both for basic and clinical research are sufficient and of a good quality.  To learn more click here.  


National Taiwan Normal University

National Taiwan Normal University has been recognized as one of the Top 12 universities in Taiwan due to its leading research in the fields of Chinese Language Teaching and Science Education, among others. Founded in 1946, it was first established as a teacher's training institute after World Ward II and has been in recent years transformed into a comprehensive university. NTNU is dedicated to achieving excellence in both teaching and research by providing a multicultural and holistic educational environment for the students. Today, NTNU encompasses three campuses (Main campus, Gong-guan Campus and Lin-ko Campus) and consists of 10 colleges, including 58 departments and graduate institutes. The school offers wide variety of courses and degrees, such as the arts, humanities, education, social science, sports and recreation, etc. With the Main Campus located in the hub of Taipei, NTNU not only proffers an active academic climate, but also embraces cultural diversity of Taiwan. besides, NTNU is internationally known for the Mandarin Training Center that draws more than 6,000 international students from over 80 countries each year to undertake studies in Chinese language and culture.  To learn more click here.  


Puli Christian Hospital

Puli Christian Hospital has been safeguarding the well being of the people in Puli for the past 60 years since its first establishment. The founding of the hospital helps stabilize the overall medical system in the rural areas. Because Puli is situated in the distant rural regions where medical resources are scares, the hospital has formulated five main goals for its future development: the establishment and training of medical emergency staff, the founding of professional medical staff for women and children, to promote community health care and preventive medical care, to combine the available medical resources into a more systematic medical care team, and to develop a better system for transferring patients between hospitals. To learn more, click here.

HEALTH IN THAILAND


 

Child's Dream Foundation

Child's Dream is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to empowering marginalized children and youth in the Mekong Sub-Region, which includes Burma, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia.  We achieve this by working in partnership with communities to improve the educational and health situations for children and youths. To learn more, click here.


 

Children's Medical Fund

The Children’s Medical Fund, an effort of Child's Dream Foundation, supports children with serious health issues from Myanmar and Laos to access advanced medical treatment and health care. These usually life-saving interventions would otherwise not be possible in their country of origin. Furthermore children of migrant workers (many of whom are considered illegal) or refugees living in Thailand cannot benefit from the almost cost-free Thai health-care system which makes advanced surgery unaffordable for them. To learn more, click here.


The Foundation for the Education of Rural Children

The Foundation for the Education of Rural Children is dedicated to assisting rural and hill tribe children in the Golden Triangle area of northern Thailand.Headquartered in Chiang Mai, the FERC's objectives are to provide supplies for rural schools including text books and materials, clean water and sanitation facilities, kitchen equipment and facility construction, furnish scholarships to talented and deserving students to attend regional and provincial educational institutions, and work with community organizations to prevent child exploitation and human trafficking by providing a path to success that only a good education can provide. To learn more, click here.


 

Karen Hilltribes Trust

Karen Hilltribes Trust is a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting the Karen community in Thailand to build a better future for themselves. It was founded  in the UK in 1999 following the tragic death of Richard Worsley, who had volunteered his time to live and work alongside the Karen people. We have three key aims: to improve health by installing clean water systems and sanitation, to increase access to education by providing school buses, dormitories and teaching, and to secure better livelihoods by building irrigation systems and regenerating farmland. Through these aims the charity supports the Karen with community based projects that lead to self-help whilst still retaining their unique identity and culture. The long term vision is to see the Karen people empowered to support themselves in a sustainable way. To learn more, click here.


Schools of Hope

In 2003, the Schools of Hope center was established in Arunotai village (Nong Ook) by Venerable Phramaha Virote Visutho, the abbot of Nong Ook Temple, to help the orphans and poor children from marginalized minorities living along Thai-Burma Border. The abbot decided to expand the orphanage in order to have more space for children. They continue to develop programs which focus on community development, sustainability and capacity building. To learn more, click here.


 

The Life Skills Development Foundation

The Life Skills Development Foundation (TLSDF) is a registered Thai non-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) that aims to improve the quality of life for vulnerable children and their families in northern Thailand. By working in 7 districts and 15 sub-districts (see below for a map of the districts in which we have ongoing projects), with about 25 schools, 2726 direct child beneficiaries and 1146 indirect child beneficiaries, as well as 4,467 adults (including teachers, parents, government officials, and community leaders), TLSDF’s mission is to empower and build the capacity of the individuals and groups responsible for ensuring the basic rights of children (survival, protection, development, and participation) in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). To learn more, click here.

HEALTH IN TIMOR LESTE


The Medical Fund for Timor-Leste

The Medical Fund for Timor-Leste is dedicated to improving health care for the people of this impoverished Southeast Asian country, which achieved independence in 2002 following decades of civil war. Considered to be the poorest country in Asia, Timor-Leste occupies the eastern half of the island of Timor, located 400 miles northwest of Darwin, Australia. The Fund supports the work of Dr. Dan Murphy at the Bairo Pite Clinic in Dili, Timor-Leste’s capital and largest city. Dr. Murphy founded the clinic in 1999 as a start-up disaster relief effort in the war-ravaged country, which lacked even the most basic health care. He and a handful of volunteers began providing desperately needed services free of charge to the children, women and men of Timor-Leste. To learn more, click here.

HEALTH IN VIETNAM


Caring and Living as Neighbors (CLAN)

CLAN helps children living with chronic conditions in resource poor countries such as Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia and Pakistan enjoy the highest quality of life possible. It achieves this by identifying groups of children with the same chronic conditions as belonging to the same community, and then empowering these communities through a strategic framework for action (The 5 Pillars): Optimizing affordability/availability of medications, educating patients, families, health care workers, government bodies, policy makers, all communities and participation in and support of research, optimizing health management, encouraging family support groups and assisting in reducing the financial burden of chronic conditions that lead to poverty. To learn more, click here.


The LIN Center for Community Development

The LIN Center for Community Development serves local not-for-profit organizations (NPO) and individual and corporate philanthropists that are working to improve the quality of life in and around Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. LIN provides direct support to local NPOs, in the form of grants, training and pro bono professional services. In addition, LIN helps donors to effectively contribute their knowledge, energy and resources to support these NPOs. By helping local people meet local needs, LIN aims to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic environment and build stronger communities. To learn more, click here.


Kids with Cancer Foundation

Michael Doyle, a resident of Vietnam for the past 21 years and a cancer patient, founded the Kids with Cancer Foundation of Vietnam (KwCF) in February 2012. Children's cancer is generally a curable disease, but in Vietnam, children diagnosed with cancer have a 5-year survival rate of less than 10%. This is contrasted to a global average of 85%. The foundation’s sole mission is to increase the 5-year survival rate of Vietnamese children with cancer to above 50% over the next 5 years. They are changing the way cancer is treated in Vietnam by funding overseas training programs for Vietnamese pediatric oncologists, pathologists and genetic researchers. To learn more, click here.