Make a micro-donation to one of these projects when you buy travel insurance with us.
For decades, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have experienced lower health outcomes than non-indigenous Australians. Through this project the Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to tackling significant eye health issues for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
This project will organise training to build on the skills and capacity of the Bedouin community so they can manage tourism on the Red Sea Mountain Trail. Funds will be used to train Bedouin tribesmen in essential guide skills, including Wilderness First Aid, group management and English language.
This project focuses on reducing deaths from cervical cancer, currently a leading cause of female mortality in the remote Solomon Islands. SurfAid will work to increase women's access to cervical cancer screening by training peer educators and producing creative media to support health-seeking practices.
This project is part of the The Fred Hollows Foundation's work to eliminate trachoma from Ethiopia by 2020 and will reach the most remote communities by upskilling the existing health workforce and deploying small surgical teams across the country to screen for trachoma and conduct surgery.
This project will facilitate community based sustainable tourism in Indian villages as a means to generate additional income for farmers. The proposed training program would empower villagers to meaningfully participate in community-based sustainable tourism.
This project will build safe, accountable and inclusive cities with and for adolescent girls through increasing their safety and access to public spaces, enabling their safe mobility in Kampala, Uganda; and increasing their active and meaningful participation in urban development.
The project will increase access to use of universal, equitable and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services as well as empowering women as leaders in the sector and ensuring people with disabilities have a greater voice in decision making.
This project will collect information about nesting and migratory behaviours of critically endangered hawksbill sea turtles in the West Indies and use that information to conduct environmental education and stewardship-building programs that support sustainable eco-tourism.
This project will address the digital divide facing young people in disadvantaged communities in regional NSW. Locally-run Digital Excellence Hubs deliver digital training and support services to support educational and employment pathways.
This project will train more local health professionals and surgeons, who will help address the cataract surgical backlog that is estimated to affect 50,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh as well as building and equipping an eye clinic inside the refugee camp.
This project will improve access to primary school education in the remote, disadvantaged communities and increase the enrolment and retention of girls in primary schools by training teachers, building classrooms ad providing literacy tools and learning materials.
This project will address the negative long-term development implications of under-nutrition for individuals, households and communities in rural Laos. Plan Australia will educate the community on health and nutrition, training health centre staff and implementing monitoring tools.
This project will work to address the eye health crisis in Ethiopia by performing surgeries, distributing antibiotics, educating communities about hygiene and sanitation, and investing in infrastructure such as running water and working toilets.
This project will provide clean water by protecting existing water sources from rubbish, animals and other dangerous pollutants as well as training communities to maintain water facilities and improve their knowledge of sanitation practices.
This coffee project will train poor farmers to increase their yields, produce higher quality coffee, and connect them with international markets, helping them lift their families out of poverty. By diversifying farming practices, families will also develop skills to plant and grow other crops and improve their overall nutrition.
This project will bring clean and sustainable water supplies and decent toilets to four villages in Timor-Leste, whilst teaching people about the importance of hygiene for staying healthy. With all three basics, people will unlock their potential and break free from poverty.
This project will support research and conservation efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change on sea turtle populations nesting in Bocas del Toro, Panama. The project also will provide field training opportunities for aspiring conservation biologists from developing nations in Latin America.
This project will support the continued protection of a relatively new colony of magellanic penguins in Peurto Madryn, a major tourist destination in Argentina. The project activities will include research, monitoring and community conservation outreach activities.
This project will support eight remote communities in Indonesia to improve their everyday sanitation and hygiene practices through training, social awareness and the building of new and safe toilets to prevent open defecation.
This project aims to support newly arrived humanitarian families and help them settle into their new life in Australia, with a focus on supporting multicultural playgroups for children from migrant backgrounds to prepare them for school.
This project will build safe, accountable and inclusive cities with and for adolescent girls, through increasing their safety and access to public spaces, their autonomy and safe mobility in Hanoi and their active and meaningful participation in urban development.
This project supports vocational training for women and girls with a focus on income generation and supporting livelihoods in local communities. It empowers disadvantaged women to create their own businesses and manage their finances.
Through this project, the Sea Turtle Conservancy will train aspiring conservation biologists from developing nations in the proper techniques for monitoring and protecting nesting sites in order to build capacity for sea turtle conservation in Latin America.
This project will empower local communities to participate meaningfully and directly benefit from sustainable community-based tourism initiatives in Southern India. The project will focus on conservation while also improving the income and quality of life of the local population.
This project will increase nutrition, hygiene and sanitation standards for the families of six isolated villages in Gido, Indonesia, through improving available basic health services and coaching volunteers to support the parents of these communities.
This project is a part of an ongoing Teacher Training & Quality Education program, which operates in one of the poorest regions of rural Nepal, the Lower Solu Khumbu, and helps to ensure that all children have access to a primary education.
This project aims to improve the cleanliness of healthcare facilities and maternity wards in rural Cambodia. Improving water and sanitation facilities, and educating hospital staff in improved hygiene, will prevent the spread of infection and reduce the risk of maternal and infant death.