LIVELIHOOD in asia

LIVELIHOOD IN AFGHANISTAN


Aid Afghanistan for Education's (AAE)

Aid is dedicated to empowering Afghans and rehabilitating the education system in Afghanistan. AAE's mission is to unlock the potential of young marginalized Afghans through education as a means to prepare them to fully participate in the society. Their focus is to provide primary and secondary education for marginalized Afghans, deprived of education during the years of war or those that do not have access to formal education. AAE also established an accelerated education program for the female population deprived of education during the years of war. To learn more, click here. 


Afghan Connection 

Afghan Connection is currently fundraising for the building of Pastab School for 588 girls.  A school building will give these girls a secure environment in which to study and a better chance to complete their education.  We need $47,000 to complete the funding for this project. A UK charitable foundation, The Fairstead Trust has generously pledged to match all donations up to a total of $23,500 to help us achieve this aim.  With your help we can start building in Spring 2015 and bring the gift of education to the girls of Pastab School, by providing a safe environment at the heart of the village for children to study. To learn more, click here.


Afghanaid

Afghanaid works with rural men, women and children - providing them with the tools and skills they need to help themselves. Their work gives ordinary Afghans a voice in their own development, making them active participants in shaping the future of their country. They support Afghans in three ways: by providing basic services, improving livelihoods and reducing the impact of natural disasters andresponding to emergencies. With more than 30 years of experience and a deep understanding of local, cultural and ethnic issues, Afghanaid has earned great trust and respect among the communities we serve. 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.

LIVELIHOOD IN BANGLADESH


International Rice Research Institute

For more than 50 years, IRRI has been the home of the most brilliant minds in rice research and agriculture. IRRI offers intensive training in rice research with the goal of empowering scientists, farmers, and other rice workers and ensuring that they have the proper knowledge and crop management strategies that they can share with their respective communities. As an educational institute, IRRI seeks to support capacity building and deliver research to the rice community. IRRI’s high-yielding ‘semi-dwarf’ rice varieties is credited for saving millions in Asia from famine and provided a foundation for the region’s subsequent economic growth, lifting more people out of poverty than at any other time in recorded history. To learn more, click here.

LIVELIHOOD IN BHUTAN


International Rice Research Institute

For more than 50 years, IRRI has been the home of the most brilliant minds in rice research and agriculture. IRRI offers intensive training in rice research with the goal of empowering scientists, farmers, and other rice workers and ensuring that they have the proper knowledge and crop management strategies that they can share with their respective communities. As an educational institute, IRRI seeks to support capacity building and deliver research to the rice community. IRRI’s high-yielding ‘semi-dwarf’ rice varieties is credited for saving millions in Asia from famine and provided a foundation for the region’s subsequent economic growth, lifting more people out of poverty than at any other time in recorded history. To learn more, click here.

LIVELIHOOD IN CAMBODIA


1001fontaines

Launched in 2005 by social entrepreneur Chay Lo (Schwab Foundation awardee), 1001fontaines improves 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 (social business model).  To learn more, click here.


Bareebo

Bareebo is based out of Banan village, Battambang province, in rural north-western Cambodia. Bareebo focuses on working with communities that want to improve their water and food security, as well as build their capacity to develop their own communities. Using a participatory approach to development, Bareebo engages in both project-specific training and training in community development as a whole. This capacity building includes extensive input from community members in the form of sharing their knowledge, skills, and experiences with their fellow villagers. Bareebo is currently implementing the following projects: rooftop rainwater harvesting, home garden creation, shallow & deep pump water wells, self-help-group formation, as well as water and food security. To learn more, click here.


Build Your Future Today

Build Your Future Today Center (BFT) in Siem Reap, Cambodia is highly committed to providing opportunities through intellectual and economic tools for people living in poverty. With a special focus on children, BFT is based on the principles that knowledge is hope and peace is development. BFT’s vision is to provide Cambodian people with the education and tools required to attain self-sufficiency and well-being. To fulfill its mission, BFT focuses on five main projects that work toward BFT’s comprehensive vision to help the Cambodian people achieve brighter futures: community education development, our child support center, community health development, community peace building, and livelihood improvement. To learn more, click here.


The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”)

The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) is a leading, non-aligned, independent human rights non-governmental organization (“NGO”) in Cambodia, initiated and run by Cambodian people. Our vision is of a non-violent Cambodia in which people enjoy their fundamental human rights, are treated equally, are empowered to participate in democracy, and share the benefits of Cambodia’s development. CCHR is an organization that empowers individuals and facilitates change. 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 take in 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 Helpline

Child's Helpline provides free and 24 hour phone counseling, information, referral and follow-up services to children and youth up to the age of 25 who are living in Cambodia. We allow children and young people to reach out when they need it, in real time and speak directly with someone in a safe and confidential environment. CHC views each and every call as important, and depending on the client’s needs, our counselors will either provide emotional support or information to empower them to make decisions for themselves. At other times, counselors will link the clients to appropriate referral institutions if they need immediate intervention such as food, shelter, legal advice or medical care. A comprehensive follow up system is in place with the referral partners and clients in these cases. 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.


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.


ECPAT-Cambodia

ECPAT-Cambodia (End Child Prostitution, Abuse and Trafficking in Cambodia) is a network of local and international NGOs dedicated to the elimination of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC). The organization provides capacity and expertise to its members that work at grass roots level. ECPAT-Cambodia works to ensure that children everywhere in the country enjoy their fundamental rights, free and secure from all kinds of CSEC. ECPAT is overseen by the Ministry of Interior. To learn more, click here.


Kumar Ney Kdey Sangkheum (KNKS)

Kumar Ney Kdey Sangkheum (KNKS), also called the Children of Hope, is a Cambodian NGO that supports the right of vulnerable children to live in a healthy, safe and secure society, achieve an education, and develop to their full potential. KNKS works with children who are victims of sex trafficking, domestic violence, rape and other forms of abuse. Using a combination of direct service, technical assistance and advocacy, they teach basic life skills and vocational training to end the cycle of abuse. KNKS works with government agencies, local commune councils and other NGOs. They also manage a small community restaurant in Pursat town that provides employment to the local youth and serves as a meeting place. To learn more, click here.


 

Imagine Cambodia Foundation

The Imagine Cambodia Foundation (ICF) works with a mission to provide sustainable financial, medical, emotional and educational assistance directly to impoverished, handicapped and abandoned Cambodian children. All contributions will go towards the Foundation's Children's Center. The Children's Center provides room, board, clothing, school and supplemental education for orphans, street children and other vulnerable children of Cambodia. The Center offers children, who would otherwise have few options in life, the opportunity to change their future. To learn more, click here.


International Rice Research Institute

For more than 50 years, IRRI has been the home of the most brilliant minds in rice research and agriculture. IRRI offers intensive training in rice research with the goal of empowering scientists, farmers, and other rice workers and ensuring that they have the proper knowledge and crop management strategies that they can share with their respective communities. As an educational institute, IRRI seeks to support capacity building and deliver research to the rice community. IRRI’s high-yielding ‘semi-dwarf’ rice varieties is credited for saving millions in Asia from famine and provided a foundation for the region’s subsequent economic growth, lifting more people out of poverty than at any other time in recorded history. To learn more, click here.


LICADHO

LICADHO (Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights) aims to heighten public awareness of human rights abuses in Cambodia. LICADHO specifically uses the funds to build its website and support the rehabilitation services (physical, psychological, and economic) it provides to victims of torture. To learn more, click here.


Life and Hope Association

Life and Hope Association's goal is to improve the lives of disadvantaged people of Cambodia, particularly vulnerable children, girls and women in Siem Reap, in order to give them HOPE in LIFE and the prospects of a better future. This is achieved through providing education and other support. LHA envisages a Cambodia that is a peaceful and cohesive society, with equal rights and equal opportunities, built on a basic foundation of love, kindness and compassion. To learn more, click here.


Phare Ponleu Selpak

Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS) is a Cambodian association which supports community development through 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) USA

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.


Riverkids

Riverkids' mission is to prevent the sale and exploitation of children, to find non-exploitative labour alternatives for children and families and to transform families and communities at low-risk for child trafficking and exploitation. It works with children from very vulnerable families and helps them stay together through school, healthcare, counseling, food, microloans and other services so that they don't sell their children to brothels, begging rings and other bleak ends. 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.

LIVELIHOOD IN CHINA


Bethel Foundation

In Bethel we envision children who are blind or visually impaired living life to the fullest, becoming independent and equal members of society. Launched in 2003, Bethel is a not-for-profit organization, which focuses on empowering the visually impaired Chinese orphan community by providing foster care, education, therapy, and livelihood opportunities. On a national level, Bethel’s outreach program provides training, supervision and mobility resources and tools to families, learning institutions and orphanages. Since its creation Bethel has provided direct care for over 500 visually impaired orphans and has reached thousands of more through outreach training and educational workshops throughout China. To learn more, click here.


The Chi Heng Foundation (CHF)

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.  CHF does not operate orphanages or foster homes. Instead, the organization encourages the 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. To learn more, click here.


China Development Brief

China Development Brief (CDB) is dedicated to strengthening China's civil society organizations by keeping them and their supporters informed and networked. CDB was established in 1996 and formally registered in 2003 as the Beijing Civil Society Development Research Center. It is China's longest-running independent nonprofit organization reporting on and promoting civil society developments in China. It focuses on public interest organizations that work in sectors such as the environment, disabilities, migrants, HIV/AIDs, public health, child welfare, education, poverty-relief, gender equality, and the LGBT community. To learn more, click here.


The Dunhuang Academy

The Dunhuang Academy researches, preserves and promotes access to the Mogao Grottos in Dunhuang, Gansu. The Mogao grottoes, a world cultural heritage site, were built on a key juncture of the ancient Silk Road. The caves contain rich cultural artifacts, including statues, frescoes, wooden structures and tombs. The Dunhuang Academy has developed into a worldwide influential museum of cultural heritage, a center for conservation and research of the Dunhuang grottoes, and a base for Dunhuang Studies. The grottoes continue to be a major tourist attraction and a site for international academic study. To learn more, click here.


International Rice Research Institute

For more than 50 years, IRRI has been the home of the most brilliant minds in rice research and agriculture. IRRI offers intensive training in rice research with the goal of empowering scientists, farmers, and other rice workers and ensuring that they have the proper knowledge and crop management strategies that they can share with their respective communities. As an educational institute, IRRI seeks to support capacity building and deliver research to the rice community. IRRI’s high-yielding ‘semi-dwarf’ rice varieties is credited for saving millions in Asia from famine and provided a foundation for the region’s subsequent economic growth, lifting more people out of poverty than at any other time in recorded history. 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.


The Eastern Tibet Training Institute

Founded in 2005, The Eastern Tibet Training Institute seeks to address educational and vocational gaps in rural areas of Eastern Tibet. As the economy of areas in Southwestern China is changing rapidly, many rural ethnic minorities are ill-equipped to take advantage of the resultant opportunities. A rapidly growing economy also brings social challenges that impact social and environmental aspects of traditional societies. ETTI seeks to address these issues by providing vocational training that responds to market needs and educational tools to equip people to face social and environmental challenges. ETTI also seeks to positively influence local approaches to vocational training by working closely with governmental institutions. To learn more, click here.

LIVELIHOOD IN HONG KONG


Bethel Foundation

In Bethel we envision children who are blind or visually impaired living life to the fullest, becoming independent and equal members of society. Launched in 2003, Bethel is a not-for-profit organization, which focuses on empowering the visually impaired Chinese orphan community by providing foster care, education, therapy, and livelihood opportunities. On a national level, Bethel’s outreach program provides training, supervision and mobility resources and tools to families, learning institutions and orphanages. Since its creation Bethel has provided direct care for over 500 visually impaired orphans and has reached thousands of more through outreach training and educational workshops throughout China. To learn more, click here.



The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is dedicated to its three goals of nurturing critical thinkers, advancing knowledge, and supporting a university community in which all members can excel. They are training innovation and problem solving in their student body, which then push the frontiers of technology to meet the changing needs of society. To learn more, click here. 
 


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a public university located in Hong Kong. Established in 1991, it is one of the nine universities in Hong Kong. HKUST aims to provide all students, undergraduate and postgraduate alike, a broadly based university experience that includes: superior training in their chosen fields of study; a well-rounded education that enhances the development of their creativity, critical thinking, global outlook, and cultural awareness; a campus life that prepares them to be community leaders and lifelong learners. To learn more, click here.


International Rice Research Institute

For more than 50 years, IRRI has been the home of the most brilliant minds in rice research and agriculture. IRRI offers intensive training in rice research with the goal of empowering scientists, farmers, and other rice workers and ensuring that they have the proper knowledge and crop management strategies that they can share with their respective communities. As an educational institute, IRRI seeks to support capacity building and deliver research to the rice community. IRRI’s high-yielding ‘semi-dwarf’ rice varieties is credited for saving millions in Asia from famine and provided a foundation for the region’s subsequent economic growth, lifting more people out of poverty than at any other time in recorded history. To learn more, click here.


Synergy Social Ventures

Synergy Social Ventures is a non-profit organization investing in entrepreneurial solutions to global problems. We support early-stage social ventures in Asia working in the areas of poverty reduction through economic development, increasing access to essential goods and services such as clean water, food, energy, housing, affordable healthcare and improved education, and environmental sustainability in agriculture and waste and resource management. To learn more, click here.

LIVELIHOOD IN INDIA


Charities Aid Foundation - India

Established in New Delhi in October 1998, CAF-India's mission has been to increase the flow of resources from corporations and high net worth individuals to the non-profit sector. Projects undertaken by CAF India are underlined by its mission to raise resources for the non-profit sector and for development action in India. Give2Asia and CAF-India have been partners for many years, most recently with tsunami recovery efforts. To learn more, click here.


Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group

CHINTAN is a registered non-profit that works with some of the poorest and most marginalized people in urban India – waste pickers. These people salvage paper, plastic and metals from waste dumps and earn a living by selling them for recycling. The waste pickers can be children or adults. If children, CHINTAN helps them phase out of this work and into school, through a combination of primary learning centers, support classes and fellowships. If they are adults, CHINTAN helps secure safer jobs and organize them to be able to access social security, their basic rights and facilitate their participation in governance as equal citizens. 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.


Dhriiti

Dhriiti - The Courage Within is a registered not for profit organization working to promote entrepreneurship and micro-enterprises among various sections of the society in India since 2004. Dhriiti tackles widespread unemployment and underemployment by training young people on entrepreneurship skills and setting up micro enterprise clusters. Dhriiti has worked with over 6000 prospective entrepreneurs and set up & strengthened more than 200 micro enterprises across India. Dhriiti's programs include skills training, education development, and micro-enterprise cluster development. To learn more, click here.


Dream a Dream

Dream a Dream is a registered, charitable trust empowering children and young people from vulnerable backgrounds to overcome adversity and flourish in the 21st century using a creative life skills approach. Currently, we work with 10,000 young people referred from 40 partner NGOs, train over 1200 educators from 30 partners impacting over 100,000 children and young people and sensitize over 2500 volunteers through our unique Life Skills Development model. We work on a strong collaborative approach with local charities, corporates, volunteers, expert consultants and a host of national and international strategic partners. To learn more, click here.


The Fabindia School (Bhadrajun Artisans Trust)

William and John Bissell set up the Bhadrajun Artisans Trust (BAT) to build social development programs with a focus on education and crafts. The charity established the first "The Fabindia School" in 1992 in Bali, which is in the Pali district of Rajasthan. The first school served as a co-educational, K-12 school with near 50% girls. The Fabindia School is committed to providing access to high quality education in rural India. The charity views education as a major stepping stone towards social mobility, equality, and employment opportunities. Since inception, the school has been encouraging education for girls in a culture where most parents who can afford an English medium school would send only their sons. To learn more, click here.


Family of Disabled

Family of Disabled has been serving people with disabilities since 1992. One of its prime objectives is to make people with disabilities self-reliant through economic independence. With this aim, FOD helps poor disabled people in starting/expanding petty trades by providing them fiscal and emotional support. It also promotes disabled artists and artisans from different parts of India so that they earn a livelihood on their own. 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.


The Guard Society

Since its founding in 1996, Guard Society has consistently worked for the benefit of the Dalit community -- the most oppressed and discriminated caste in India. They played a big role in helping those especially Dalits affected by the Tsunami in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Guard Society takes care of daily needs of the elderly and the abandoned by providing food, medicines and clothing. The NGO has also helped form Dalit children collectives providing school supplies and conducting evening classes through its various resource centers. Guard Society provides livelihood training through rearing of goats and milch cows. In addition, it organizes women and laborers like scavengers, domestic workers, tailors, footwear makers, etc. into self-help-groups. To learn more, click here.


Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand is an NGO dedicated to the development of disadvantaged groups, especially rural and tribal families in the state of Tamil Nadu, India through grassroots action, research, and education. Initially working with child labor elimination, education and women's empowerment projects, Hand in Hand has grown over the years to develop an integrated strategy to address the challenges of poverty and underdevelopment. It aims to build self-reliance among disadvantaged groups by alleviating poverty through microfinance and sustained income-generating programs. 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.


Kristi Anderson Tsunami Women and Children's Fund 

This memorial Fund was created in memory of Kristi Anderson, a woman from California who perished in the tsunami while vacationing in Sri Lanka.Kristi was an advocate for children and her family created this fund to help children who were injured or orphaned by the tsunami. Since the establishment of this Fund, many tsunami-affected children have been able to recover and rebuild their lives. In the first grant to Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana (BJS), a local NGO in India, 42 children have been able to continue their studies at a newly reconstructed Prafulla Nagar primary school in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. To learn more, click here.


Margadarshi 

Margadarshi The Association for Physically Challenged was started in 1988 by Mr.N.G.Hegde, whose sister was affected by polio. In his quest to do something for challenged people, joined hands with like minded people, who themselves were polio victims. Margadarshi means showing the way. Our main purpose is to help and support the most vulnerable groups of challenged persons towards their physical, social psychological and economic well-being.  We work in Bangalore, in 41 Gram Panchayat of Kollegal Block, Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka, India. We reach 5,000 people with disability (direct and indirect) in a year through a range of services from Early Intervention, Medical Rehabilitation, Residential Support, Educational Support, Livelihood Training, Counseling & Guidance. To learn more, click here.


Milaap

Milaap enables everyday individuals like you to make a difference in a transparent and accountable manner by giving loans (not donations) to the working poor in India. Using the best practices of microfinance and charity, Milaap ensures that loans are given to the poor at affordable interest rates for things which create long term impact in their lives such as access to clean water, hygienic sanitation, clean energy, education, skills training for livelihood and working capital for small enterprises. To learn more, click here.



Oxfam India 

Oxfam India is a rights-based organization that fights poverty and injustice by linking grassroots programming (through partner NGOs) to local, national and global advocacy and policy making. Oxfam India works in the area of removing poverty and aims to be a role model in linking up four critical themes and areas of work: essential services, gender justice, economic justice and humanitarian response into a comprehensive program framework pursuing dignity of life as the overarching goal. It also vigorously pursues linking grassroots program with policy advocacy thereby emphasizing a rights-based approach. 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. One in every ten deaths is linked to poor sanitation, 1.5 million children die of diarrhea and 73 million working days are lost due to waterborne diseases, this needs concerted action. Come forward and support to make a change; your support allows us the opportunity to enhance the quality of life of a rural household! In this pursuit, REEDS solicit generous financial support from all those committed to this social cause of global consequence. To learn more, click here.


Social and Development Research and Action Group 

Social and Development Research and Action Group (SADRAG) is a not for profit organization that is currently working in the North of India to build the capacity of women and children by meeting their basic education, health, and skill development needs. SADRAG's programs aim to improve the quality of life of underprivileged children and community women and is based on lessons drawn from action research on related developmental issues. Some of the objectives of SADRAG include: studying the socio-cultural construct of gender as prevalent and practiced in Indian society, to disseminate research findings among various stakeholders, policy makers, academics, and social activists; and to implement lessons drawn from action research for improving the quality of life of underprivileged children and community women. To learn more, click here.


Sai Educational Rural & Urban Development Society

The Sai Educational Rural & Urban Development Society (SERUDS) is a non-governmental, non-profit, social service voluntary organization working for an integrated development of women and children of vulnerable segment of the society. SERUDS is a charity working for the destitute elderly, orphaned children, and disadvantaged women. SERUDS runs an orphanage for 40 abandoned children, an Old Age Home for 20 impoverished elderly persons. It is registered under FCRA & is eligible to receive foreign donations. They have clear insight in the socio-economic and health issues faced by the downtrodden, under privileged and marginalized segments of the communities. To learn more, click here.


Sai Maa Vishnu Shakti Trust

Sai Maa Vishnu Shakti Trust (SMVST) is a registered, non-profit, charitable organization operating from Varanasi, India since 2007. The core focus of the trust is providing sustainable humanitarian support to Indian communities, especially in the traditional state of Uttar Pradesh.  The trust currently sponsors 3 ongoing projects as well as supporting emergency situations.  The Sai Maa Women’s Empowerment Project, the Just One Hunger Initiative and the Sai Maa Cataract Surgery programs each provide access to otherwise unavailable services, opening new possibilities for members of the marginalized communities served. To learn more, click here.


Shishu Mandir

Shishu Mandir focuses on an all-round development of neglected, forsaken, and ill-treated destitute children by developing their self-esteem, hidden talents and capacities. By providing a family-like home and an atmosphere of understanding , Shishu Mandir plays a vital role in protecting children against oppression and injustice. To learn more, click here.


Socio Economic Welfare Association (SEWA)

Based in Dibrugarh, SEWA is a voluntary non-governmental organization that was formed on June 28th, 2000 at Dibrugarh District of Assam to serve the most marginalized communities in the North East part of India . SEWA’s mission is to create opportunities for community development through sustained social mobilization interventions, targeting both men and women. By working to promote the socioeconomic interest of women, SEWA has ensured a greater degree of economic, social and intellectual empowerment and true improvements in the physical quality of life for households throughout Assam. SEWA works on resettlement programs for victims of flooding and river erosion, resettlement of displace communities, disaster risk reduction and community based management for natural disasters, family counseling, and HIV/AIDS health services to high risk groups, sustainable livelihood, education and women empowerment. To learn more, click here.


Unnati

Sree Guruvayurappan Bhajan Samaj Trust, also known as Unnati, is a vocational training and transformation program that helps underprivileged youth secure stable employment in India. Unnati is a 50-day vocational training program offered at a subsidized rate to the underprivileged, undereducated, and unemployed youth. Unnati enables inclusive growth by empowering families below the poverty line. The three basic principles on which Unnati was founded are: 1) If they train someone, they must be able to get them a job; 2) They must enable youth to be responsible citizens and to be a part of an inclusive society; and, 3) They must train youth to be agents of change in their communities. To learn more, click here.


Vairam Telesis Education Centre (VTEC) 

Vairam Telesis Education Centre (VTEC) provides social service to the rural population in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. They serve the needs of the marginalized population such as the elderly, the disabled, women and children. Key projects include vocational training for women and disabled youth, day care for children, home and medical care for the elderly. Other services include counseling for patients, providing residential camp for drop out children and promoting organic agriculture. To learn more, click here.

LIVELIHOOD IN INDONESIA


The Lontar Foundation

The Lontar Foundation, a not-for-profit organization based in Jakarta, Indonesia, was founded in 1987 for the purpose of promoting greater appreciation of Indonesian culture.Its goals are reflected in the output of its two major activities divisions: Publications and Research &Documentation. Since Lontar was founded, its Publications Division has produced more than 100 books on Indonesian language, literature, and culture. Its Research & Documentation Division had produced 24 documentary films on Indonesian writers, and 32 performance videos on Indonesian oral traditions. To learn more, click here.


Sahabat Anak

Sahabat Anak is a social organization managed by volunteers with a vision to show street children that they are God’s creation who are valuable and precious. Its mission is to involve as many private and public institutions as possible to care about the street children and be their FRIENDs who show AFFECTION at all times. Sahabat Anak exists to fulfill the rights of children, especially street children, by delivering free tutorial classes in several urban areas in Jakarta: Grogol, Cijantung, Manggarai, Tanah Abang, Gambir and Kota Tua. Sahabat Anak runs two informal schools for teenagers, a kindergarten for street toddlers, and offers scholarships, libraries, healthcare, medical treatment, nutritional programs, skill training, character building, counseling, entrepreneurial programs, advocacy (Birth Certificate campaign) and more. To learn more, click here.


Putera Sampoerna Foundation (PSF)

Putera Sampoerna Foundation (PSF) was established as a social organization with the aim to assist in the development of Indonesia as a nation. In 2015, the organization was transformed into a social business which recognizes the importance of education in nation building. As the first social business in the country, PSF works with its partners and donors to make quality international education available to more Indonesian students. This is in line with the desire to create a high-calibre work force composed of well-educated Indonesians who are ready to lead the country and contribute towards its development. To learn more, click here.


Yayasan Manusia Untuk Masyrakat 

Yayasan Manusia Untuk Masyarakat or (People for the Community) has been approved by the Indonesian authorities to provide aid and assistance in the broadest sense to people with the greatest need. MUM is an effective foundation and vehicle to circumvent traditional problems in aid deliverance and ensure transparent accounting practices by its hands on attitude to relief work. To learn more, click here.


The Yayasan Pecinta Budaya Bebali Fund

Yayasan Pecinta Budaya Bebali is an Indonesian nonprofit that works with traditional communities on nine islands to support the development of community enterprise based on sustainable use of natural resources. Its work often promotes the cultural and economic value of traditional natural-dyed textiles and it facilitates the development of an archipelago-wide weavers’ network through which member cooperatives work to address shared interests in dye-plant conservation, cultural continuity and economic development. To learn more, click here.

LIVELIHOOD IN JAPAN


Kyushu University California Office

Kyushu University CA Office is set up to support the activities of Kyushu University in Japan whose mission is to contribute to achieving the goals of higher education and meeting the expectations of all people, and to promote research activities that will contribute, as the foundation of the pursuit, creation and development of better knowledge to mankind and society. Kyushu CA runs two projects: QREP, a week long program which includes intensive lectures and field trips; and SVEP, a four week long English program at San Jose State University.  To learn more click here.  


Smiley Flowers

Smiley Flowers provides English lessons to orphans in Japan, and selects several that demonstrate their passion for a study abroad homestay program. In the program they will go to an ESL school where students from all over the world gather, join the school activities and live with their homestay families. They are required to give presentations about their experience in front of audience after coming back. We strongly believe that this program will help them widen their narrow point of views. To learn more, click here.


Teach for Japan

Teach For Japan aims to achieve a Japan where all children, regardless of their region, type of school or socio-economic circumstances, have access to a quality education, so that they can reach their full potential.  The mission of Teach For Japan is to recruit, encourage and prepare talented and ambitious young people to become effective and inspiring teachers and leaders in order to facilitate the access to a quality education for every child in Japan. As full-time teachers who commit to teaching for two years in Japan’s most high-need schools, Teach For Japan fellows will focus particularly on providing their students with the necessary 21st century skills, mindsets and behaviors to have increased life opportunities in an increasingly more global and complex world. To learn more, click here.

LIVELIHOOD IN KOREA


KoRoot 

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. 


Mulmangcho Foundation

Founded in 2012, the Mulmangcho Foundation is a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Mulmangcho helps North Korean Refugees and Korean POWs not to be forgotten by history. Mulmangcho currently has nine active projects helping North Korean Refugees settle down and obtain an education. To learn more, click here.


WooriNuri

WooriNuri is a Korean organization established in 2001 to safely protect and help children and youth who are being neglected both by their homes and society. WooriNuri has designed special programs for these children and youth to assist them with their education, culture, welfare and therapy by means of connecting a diverse set resources and services so that these children may experience the love and care that is essential to their holistic growth. To learn more, click here.


Yongin Green Dream Youth Shelter

Yongin Green Dream Youth Shelter is a social welfare organization established by agreement of Yongin city and Green Dream Youth Counseling Institute in Republic of Korea on May 7, 2003. This shelter offers various educational support and counseling services for all youth, including runaway youth and out-of-school youth. Yongin works to prevent delinquency, and guide juvenile delinquents towards the right path. Yongin has successfully reunited runaway youth with their origin family as well as helped them to gain self-reliance within society through temporary care, adolescent counseling, and educational service. Moreover, Yongin aims to promote healthy upbringing of runaway youth and foster the desirable youth image in local community. To learn more, click here.

LIVELIHOOD IN LAOS


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.

LIVELIHOOD IN MONGOLIA


Ger to Ger

Ger to Ger's long-term country mission is to contribute to the systematic alleviation of poverty in Mongolia through the empowering frameworks of tourism. Revenues generated via community tourism will support nomadic families, promote project sustainability, ensure community involvement, and support rural economic development and herder/community-led health, cultural and natural resource management initiatives. Ger to Ger employs social enterprise methodologies to enhance rural social economic development. To learn more, click here.

LIVELIHOOD IN MYANMAR


International Rice Research Institute

For more than 50 years, IRRI has been the home of the most brilliant minds in rice research and agriculture. IRRI offers intensive training in rice research with the goal of empowering scientists, farmers, and other rice workers and ensuring that they have the proper knowledge and crop management strategies that they can share with their respective communities. As an educational institute, IRRI seeks to support capacity building and deliver research to the rice community. IRRI’s high-yielding ‘semi-dwarf’ rice varieties is credited for saving millions in Asia from famine and provided a foundation for the region’s subsequent economic growth, lifting more people out of poverty than at any other time in recorded history. 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.


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.

LIVELIHOOD IN NEPAL


Committee for the Promotion of Public Awareness and Development Studies

The efforts of COPPADES are directed towards ensuring acceptable living situation to the people in rural communities in Nepal. These efforts are related with eliminating discrimination based on caste, gender and ethnicity that are crippling the lives of many people in the country. The situation is perpetuated by the lack of education for women and children, the prevailing situation of the lack of employment opportunities resulting into extreme poverty, and the inadequate law enforcement situation that has marginalized the people in the rural communities. The rights of long discriminated women and the Dalits have not improved and the girl children are treated as second grade individuals, always put on low priority. The situation has spilled over to the degradation fragile natural resources causing risks of disaster and other vulnerabilities induced by climate change and environmental degradation as those are the ones that are forced to eke out their living through dependence on fragile natural landscape. To learn more, click here.


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.


NACEUN 

The National Association of Community Electricity Users Association Nepal (NACEUN) is dedicated to providing electrical power to Nepal. Currently, almost 60% of Nepalese do not have access to electricity, and thus do not have access to specialized cooking, lighting, and informational systems. In rural areas, this number can jump as high as 90%. To learn more, click here.


Sano Paila

Sano Paila (A Little Step) is a member-based, non-governmental, non-partisan organization working towards community development in the socially marginalized and impoverished regions of rural Nepal. We help create better opportunities to improve social, health, education, economic, cultural and environmental conditions of the vulnerable and underprivileged communities, and try to integrate these communities into the life of the nation to contribute fully for the sustainable development of Nepal. To learn more, click here.

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT IN PAKISTAN


Bright Star Mobile Library

Bright Star Mobile Library (BSML) is a not-for-profit Trust registered in Islamabad, Pakistan. The mission of the Mobile Library is to create love for reading and enhance global awareness amongst the young. The BSML has embarked on achieving its mission by providing access to excellent quality books to elementary grades children of those schools that have no libraries for their students. The first five years of elementary education are the most formative years when the young learn to read. The books selected by the BSML to attract children to reading are those that fascinate, entertain and inform them. These books evoke their curiosity and imagination and help them in developing questioning minds. It is at this stage of learning that the young learn through books about the beauty and diversity of the world around them that helps them to grow up into knowledgeable and tolerant adults. To learn more, click here.


Professional Education Foundation 

Professional Education Foundation is a government registered foundation promoting professional education in Pakistan. Managed by top professionals from private and public sector, it provides financial assistance to weaker section of the society especially those who cannot afford to send their children to professional colleges. With merit and family income as the criteria, orphans and the physically disadvantaged also get special consideration. The Foundation gets audited by public auditors and is open for inspection. The motto of the foundation is poverty alleviation through professional education and equal opportunities to all on the basis of merit irrespective of cast, creed and religion. To learn more, click here.

LIVELIHOOD IN THE PHILIPPINES


Center for Agriculture and Rural Development

Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD MRI) is a social development organization founded in 1986 that is committed to empowering socially and economically disadvantaged women and families by providing them access to financial, micro insurance, education, livelihood, health and other capacity-building services. CARD provides continued access to integrated micro-finance and special development services such as Credit with Education, and innovative community programs that organize and empower beneficiaries. CARD aims for high standards of stewardship of financial, human and institutional resources. 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. Farmcoop was founded in 1995 to address the call of the Philippine government for NGOs to assist in the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARP) designed to emancipate farm workers from poverty and uplift their quality of life. To learn more, click here.


Tulay Ng Kabataan Foundation (KNT) 

Founded in 1998, the Tulay ng Kabataan Foundation is a registered NGO whose mission is to serve the poorest children of Metro Manila. The Foundation is directed by Rev. Fr.Matthieu Dauchez, Executive Director, assisted by Ms Gloria Recio. A large team of Filipinos employees (street educators, psychologists, social workers…) and community workers are whole-heartedly dedicated to take care of the 1300 children. Thousands of children have already been helped through the 4 programs of the foundation. To learn more, click here.


Venture for Fund Raising

Venture for Fund Raising is the first and only non-profit in Asia that serves the fund raising needs of other non-profit organizations. It’s a group of consultants with sector-specific expertise and extensive experience in non-profit fund raising. Since its inception in March 1999, it has helped over 900 organizations in 24 countries. Venture continues to make a difference by helping non-profit organizations generate resources to fulfill their missions. It does so by designing ethical, inspiring and excellent fundraising solutions which include research and information, training, mentoring and implementation.To learn more, click here.

LIVELIHOOD IN SINGAPORE


International Rice Research Institute

For more than 50 years, IRRI has been the home of the most brilliant minds in rice research and agriculture. IRRI offers intensive training in rice research with the goal of empowering scientists, farmers, and other rice workers and ensuring that they have the proper knowledge and crop management strategies that they can share with their respective communities. As an educational institute, IRRI seeks to support capacity building and deliver research to the rice community. IRRI’s high-yielding ‘semi-dwarf’ rice varieties is credited for saving millions in Asia from famine and provided a foundation for the region’s subsequent economic growth, lifting more people out of poverty than at any other time in recorded history. To learn more, click here.


Milaap

Milaap enables everyday individuals like you to make a difference in a transparent and accountable manner by giving loans (not donations) to the working poor in India. Using the best practices of microfinance and charity, Milaap ensures that loans are given to the poor at affordable interest rates for things which create long term impact in their lives such as access to clean water, hygienic sanitation, clean energy, education, skills training for livelihood and working capital for small enterprises. To learn more, click here.


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.

LIVELIHOOD IN SRI LANKA


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 marginalised 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,  labour trafficking and safe sex behaviours. CDS also provides capacity enhancement and community engagement programmes 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 internationally 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.

LIVELIHOOD IN TAIWAN


Canaan Disability Home Fund

To prevent family tragedy from occurring, the Canaan Disability Home (CDH) Fund is dedicated to safeguarding the dignity and respect of the impoverished and the severely disabled. Established in 2008, CDH is a non-profit organization providing social welfare, long-term care services to severely disabled individuals living below the poverty line. CDH has been operating at maximum capacity since 2009, providing care to 65 disabled residents. To learn more, click here.


Feng Chia University (FCU)

Feng Chia University was established in 1961. Over the past more than 50 years it has earned a reputation as one of the most promising comprehensive universities in Taiwan. Currently, it enrolls nearly 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its eight colleges. It has more than 150,000 graduates, who are now working for government agencies and private enterprises and are contributing enormously to Taiwan's economic miracle.

FCU has a new vision for a campus near Taichung Gateway Park City. The funds raised in the US will be used for the 50th anniversary building, scholarships, and the university's long-term development.  To learn more click here


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 Taipei University of Technology

National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT) was founded in 1912 as a pioneering academic institute dedicated to industrial education. NTUT is a university with honored traditions and widespread acclaim. The University is divided into 6 Colleges each made up of various institutes and departments. Currently, the university has 16 departments and 26 graduate institutes. It has been and will still be dedicated to cultivating leading intellectual elites in humanities and sciences as well as innovative technological specialists by promoting academic research and the quality of education on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  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.  


Taiwan Media Watch

Established in 1999, Taiwan Media Watch (TMW) was the first non-profit media watch in Taiwan. We have carried out the responsibilities of maintaining press freedom, carrying out media justice, promoting media self-regulation, and protecting the public’s right to know through various forms of media and TV program evaluations. With proliferation in the mainstream media of placement marketing, political ideologies, entertainment, pornography, and violence, we continue to work on media reform to build a better and healthier media environment, focusing on Media Watch and specific media groups or media reform issues for analysis, discussion, and review. To learn more, click here.


Taiwan Mennonite New Dawn Educare Center (NDEC)

The Taiwan Mennonite New Dawn Educare Center (NDEC) was created to accommodate the multifaceted needs of individuals and families affected by intellectual disabilities. By providing needed resources within a faith-centered community, NDEC helps the mentally challenged and their families to find belonging, purpose, and hope. To learn more, please click here.

LIVELIHOOD 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.


Development and Education Programme for Daughters and Children

DEPDC is a non-profit community-based NGO working in Thailand to prevent the trafficking of children and women into the sex industry or other exploitative labor situations. It offers free education, vocational training and full-time accommodations for young girls and boys in an effort to achieve these goals. DEPDC also runs several other projects aimed at the prevention of trafficking and the protection of child rights in the region: an emergency shelter for abused or abandoned children, care and repatriation for girls who have left commercial sex work, a youth leadership program spanning six countries, and training for undocumented migrants and indigenous people. 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.


The Local Development Foundation (LDF)

The Local Development Foundation (LDF) was established in 1991 with the help of seed funding from the Canadian International Development Agency. It conducts research and publicity work on impacts of mainstream development approaches followed by the government of Thailand. LDF’s current work is moving from the community level to the provincial and national levels for civil society and social reform. To learn more, click here.


Schools of Hope Foundation

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.

LIVELIHOOD IN VIETNAM


International Rice Research Institute

For more than 50 years, IRRI has been the home of the most brilliant minds in rice research and agriculture. IRRI offers intensive training in rice research with the goal of empowering scientists, farmers, and other rice workers and ensuring that they have the proper knowledge and crop management strategies that they can share with their respective communities. As an educational institute, IRRI seeks to support capacity building and deliver research to the rice community. IRRI’s high-yielding ‘semi-dwarf’ rice varieties is credited for saving millions in Asia from famine and provided a foundation for the region’s subsequent economic growth, lifting more people out of poverty than at any other time in recorded history. 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.


Vietnam Microfinance Working Group

Vietnam Microfinance Working Group (VMFWG) was founded to create a forum for micro-finance practitioners to share their experience with each other, come together to debate relevant issues, and speak to policy makers with a unified voice. Initially established in 2004 as an informal organization under the VUFO-NGO Resource Center in accordance to the Working Group Guidelines approved by the Resource Centre Steering Committee in April 2003, the VMFWG is open to all individuals and organizations interested in micro-finance in Vietnam. The group's mission is a large and dynamic micro-finance industry of professional, sustainable and efficient institutions that offer unsubsidized, high-quality, and demand-responsive financial services to a growing portion of the poor and low-income population of Vietnam, support the Government of Vietnam to gradually reduce policy lending. To learn more, click here.