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Our goal is a world where gorillas and other wildlife are healthy and their habitats are secure, and where they co-exist with healthy communities. UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda is home to 43% of the remaining 1,063 endangered mountain gorillas and is one of two remaining strongholds for the species. Surrounded by some of the poorest communities in Uganda, with very limited access to health and social services, the park and its wildlife are under serious threat from human activity. Sharing 98.4% DNA with humans, mountain gorillas are highly susceptible to human diseases. This project improves the health and hygiene of people living in proximity to gorillas to reduce the likelihood of spread of zoonotic diseases, such as COVID-19, common flu, tuberculosis, scabies, intestinal worms and dysentery.
The Sea Turtle Conservancy is working to save the Green Turtles which are in decline, working within the community of Tortuguero in Costa Rica to introduce eco-tourism as an alternative to the “consumptive use” of sea turtles for meat, eggs and shell. Funds raised through the Footprints Program will help fund the project’s research coordinators, research supplies and equipment, provide food for station staff and volunteers, gas for project boats, and supplies for community outreach and education activities.
Improving irrigation will help to address persistent high rates of malnutrition - driven by poverty, insufficient access to water, poor knowledge about nutrition, and low agricultural production, exacerbated by climate change.
Australia is the only developed country to have blinding trachoma. This disease is one of poverty that can be easily avoided through access to clean water, efficient housing, and education.
An estimated 1 billion people around the world cannot officially prove their identity, and 47% of these are children (World Bank, 2018). Your birth certificate proves you exist. Without it, girls around the world struggle to prove their age, and can be forced into child marriage. Bangladesh has the fourth highest rates of child marriage in the world, with over 50% of girls married before their 18th birthday. Plan International has been working with the Bangladesh government to roll out OpenCRVS, to ensure all children are registered and receive a much needed birth certificate that can protect them from early marriage, child trafficking and child labour.
Teacher Training and Quality Inclusive Education(TTQIE)focuses on training teachers in the remote Solukhumbu district of Nepal with the goal of ensuring that children have better opportunities in life through an inclusive and quality education.
This project will encourage exclusive breastfeeding practices in Nias, Indonesia to help minimize the damage caused by the malnutrition-infection cycle. Training and coaching, supported by localized education materials, should stimulate uptake of exclusive breastfeeding and save lives.
The project aims to support improvement in the delivery of more inclusive, equitable and sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for Wewak District in Papua New Guinea.
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 improve the understanding, management, and stewardship of threatened sharks and rays in Panama’s biodiversity-rich Coiba Island and surrounding waters – a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site and an important adventure travel destination – through the long-term engagement of local communities and the public in baseline research and conservation, and the promotion of engaged, conscientious and sustainable tourism.
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.
Donated bikes are shipped to Jordan, where the shipping container is re-purposed to serve as a bike shop, creating jobs for disadvantaged youth, empowering the community with mobility, and giving tourists yet another option for how to experience a destination: guided bike tour!
The project aims to reduce illegal poaching of endangered leatherback and hawksbill turtles at Chiriqui Beach, Panama, through a rigorous monitoring and protection program overseen by Sea Turtle Conservancy and implemented by locally-trained indigenous community members.
To increase access to water, sanitation and hygiene for the disabled living in one of the communities in the Pursat Province of Cambodia. Also, to increase awareness and improve the perception of the disabled within this community.
In Sumba, Indonesia, childhood malnutrition is unacceptably high. SurfAid will work with communities to establish vegetable gardens and seed banks, and improve family nutrition through cooking classes to ultimately reduce malnutrition in children under five and pregnant women.
In March 2015, the people of Vanuatu were hit by one of the most devastating cyclones in the nation’s history, Cyclone Pam. The YUMI strong project is working with the government and 14 remote island communities to ensure the people of Vanuatu are stronger and better prepared to survive a future natural disaster.
To enhance the health and quality of life of poor remote rural people living in a village in Manufahi District, through the provision of access to clean water and sanitation and by improving related hygiene practic
To reduce illegal poaching of endangered leatherback turtles at Soropta Beach, Panama, through a rigorous monitoring and protection program overseen by Sea Turtle Conservancy and implemented by locally-trained indigenous community members.
Children in remote rural areas of Myanmar face high levels of malnutrition and limited access to health and education services. Plan is working with communities to ensure poor and disadvantaged children are able to grow up healthy and access quality education services, giving them a better start to life.
To help disadvantaged youth in New Zealand to build important skills, such as self-confidence, personal management and resilience, that can help them stay in education longer to gain qualifications, and assist them to engage and contribute positively with their communities.
This project supports women from the poorest communities in rural Vietnam by providing financial education and training and other opportunities to improve their lives. The women form Village Savings and Loans groups where members save each week, pool their savings, and access loans with reasonable interest.